Some of the most stunning geographical terrains you will ever come across, a rather underlying wealthy culture, and so much more than fast food on the culinary front, USA is a plethora of experiences to explore. If you have been contemplating a good USA travel itinerary but a few myths have posed as hurdles you have come to the right place. Busting the 10 common myths about travelling the USA, this article also blends in on some of the must-have experiences in this gigantic nation.
- You’ve got to survive on fast food
Indeed, food comes first while you are planning travel. A trip to the USA is especially going to have you concerned about your intake given its reputation as a fast-food running nation. The natives combined with the influx of migrants have beautifully shaped USA’s culinary scene, one that is easily cherishing.
- Not the best place to explore cultural diversity
There is a profusion of misconceptions attached to USA’s culture – lack of art, authenticity and heritage among many others. But to think of some of the world’s best artists comes from cities like Washington, Sante Fe, San Francisco, and Huntsville in Alabama are some of the best cities to experience art that is one of its kind.
- Lot of cities, little outdoors
“Technology first” is what people often mistake the US for. Not completely wrong with some of the world’s pioneering technologies invented and applied right here, one forgets about its plethora of national parks. The Yellowstone National Park, Zion, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon will blow your mind, literally!
- Unfriendly Americans
While the Europeans have their own charm in greeting people, the Americans are not too far behind. Your delusion of how cocky they may be will be cleared when you ask and receive help from them, in the most gracious manner.
Following the previous point, this one is a potent myth too. There have been a lot of incidents in the news recently backing up this myth too. However, it is a very small scale considering that one in which everyone in the USA is happily coexisting with each other.
- The USA is not safe
Well, which country is not?! Just counting some of the events brought forward by the media, one cannot disregard the existence of good and humanity here. After all, a little bit of trusting your instinct goes a long way.
- You’ll have to stay in the suburbs
Unless you want to buy a house for yourself, bigger cities of USA have a lot to choose from on the accommodation front in the city centre or the famed downtowns. However, attractions in smalls towns mostly feature hotels and motels that are not as close as the city ones.
- You must know English to explore the USA
English is widely spoken in the USA, but you’ve got to consider the number of migrants living across the country. You have Mexicans, Spaniards, Indians, and several East Asians sprawling across the entirety of USA. Rest assured, chances of finding someone from your clan are big.
- Women must think twice before heading to the USA
Movies like ‘Lost’ among a ton of other women empowering movies demonstrated the scale of women’s safety in the USA. Let’s just rule this one as one of the many myths, shall we?!
- Tickets cost a bomb
Traveling comes with a cost and given USA’s distance from rest of the world tickets are not as cheap. But some tricks like not booking during the peak holiday season, along with booking reasonably ahead can save you bucks.
With this list of myths, you now know what thought to rule out before you get on making that USA travel itinerary.