The States

What to pack

The States are a melting pot of amazing locations and climates. Dress for the weather!

Know before you go

Haley's Top 5 Tips:

  • If you’re not from the United States, but are traveling here, make sure you have a full understanding of the visa restrictions from your country, and what forms of identification you’ll need to bring with you.
  • If you’re an American coming home from being abroad, download Mobile Pass for your phone. Just fill it out on the way and you can breeze through customs.
  • Tipping in the United States is voluntary, however, 15% to 20% in restaurants is the norm. Minimum wage is low, and tipping makes up for this.
  • The U.S. is one of only three countries in the world that does not use the metric system to measure.
  • The United States is very particular when it comes to personal space. Americans get really uncomfortable when others get too close to them, whether in a conversation setting or simply standing in line. When in doubt, just keep a little more distance than normal.