USA offers amazing travel opportunities for road travelers. The roads are well-maintained, derivable and offer impressive views. However, there are few things that you must keep in mind while planning a road trip in USA.
- The USA is a HUGE country
If you start road tripping, you can cover only half of the country in a year. So, if you are short of time, you can pick a particular section of the country and create a travel plan.
- You require a US VISA
If you want to stay longer than 90 days or if you plan on visiting adjoining countries too, the US visa situation can be a little tricky. Once you are in USA, your 90 days period starts and does not reset even if you visit countries in between such as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean. So, those planning to stay a little longer, can apply for a 6-month tourist visa.
- Buying a Car for your Road Trip is not easy
If you are planning to buy a car in USA for your trip, you need to be aware that it’s next to impossible. Do you know you need to register your vehicle in the same state you purchase it in and then get the insurance too? However, both of these require a US address, so seeking help from a friend or relative is the best solution. One of the road trippers shared that he could only find one insurer who agreed to cover him as a driver with a foreign license and covered him for $200 per month for initially quoted price of $450!
- Pack light from Home
You will get inexpensive stuff in USA, so pack light! Dresses, toiletries, shoes, or electronics, you get them all quite cheap in the US. It makes sense to visit a Target or Walmart before you start your road trip and invest in stuff like a car seat or a GPS rather than renting them out as that can be an expensive choice.
- it’s possible to get Cheap accommodation
When in USA, look for hotels that are available between $50 to $80 range per night. In fact, you will get impressive deals for 2 to 3.5 star hotels in USA as they provide you free wifi, parking space, and also the breakfast. Most of these hotels also offer a fridge or a microwave and happily undertake guest laundry.
Before you plan that much-awaited road trip to USA, it makes sense to check some hotel reviewer sites and compare few hotels. Many of them offer online hotel deals and also the facility to book hotel rooms online.