Things to Know Before You Go
If you are planning a trip to the States, you are going to want to make sure that you are fully prepared in advance to ensure that you have the best time possible. The United States is such a large country and it is comprised of so many different regions that packing a bag with generic items will not properly prepare you for your trip. In order to make sure that you are prepared for your trip, there are some things that you should know before you go.
First, you should be knowledgeable about the region which you are traveling to. The climate in the different regions can vary quit significantly. For example, if you are traveling the the Northeastern part of the country during the winter, you are going to experience cold temperatures and snow and if you are traveling to the Southwest during the summer, you will experience hot, arid conditions. In order to be sure that you are packing appropriate clothing and accessories, I highly advise that you research the region that you are traveling to, as the time of year you are visiting and the area that you are traveling to will greatly determine the type of items that you should pack.
You should also be aware that the country has several different time zones. What does this mean to you? Well, it means that depending on where you are visiting, you are going to experience quite different times. The east coast of the country is three hours ahead of the west coast of the country. So, if you are traveling from France to the east coast, for instance, the time difference will be 6 hours behind the time you are used to, while if you are visiting the west coast, the time will be 9 hours behind your normal time.
You should also be aware that while the common language spoken in the country is English, there are several different dialects and within these different dialects are different terms. For example, in the south, the slang term ‘y’all’ is often used, which means ‘you all,’ or ‘everyone.’
Overall, no matter what region of the country you are visiting, you can be sure that you will be welcomed with open arms. The people that reside in the United States are very open and welcome visitors to their country. They enjoy sharing their culture and showing how proud they are of their country.
This knowledge can help ensure that you have an enjoyable experience in the United States.