Travel Tips

Travel Tips

When you visit the United States of America from another country, you should be aware of some differences.  We still use the old British system of measurement, (the system that the British no longer use).  Everything is measured in inches and feet, miles, gallons and pounds rather than the metric units.  Our electricity is normally 110 volts at 60 cycles rather than the worldwide standard of 220 volts at 50 cycles.  Our television and video recording standard is NTSC rather than the more common PAL standard used in other countries.  Here, we provide you with some travel tips on how to cope with these differences including a size conversion table for clothing.

When driving an auto in the USA, you should bear in mind that each of the 50 states has its own set of laws and regulations concerning driving.  The regulations are all very similar, but there are some subtle differences that you should know.  We provide some useful tips.

Tipping is a common practice in most restaurants, bars and other service establishments.  Waiters and waitresses are paid a substandard wage on the presumption that they will earn additional income from tips.  We provide some tips on tipping.

Visit our Travel Tips pages for more useful information about transportation, lodging, dining, shopping as well as other important aspects of traveling in the USA.   We hope these travel tips will be useful to you during your visit to the US.

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Women's Clothing Size Conversions

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Chidren's Clothing Size Conversions

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