UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Welcome to the United States, our home sweet home. This country is such an incredible place to visit with SO much to see and do!
The US is special to us, not only because this is our home country, but we both have accumulated travel memories here our entire live! We've also been extensively traveling all corners of the country since we started sharing our adventures with you all on Bobo & Chichi.
There is so much to do and see in the United States that it would be impossible to do on a single trip. It's even hard to do everything in a single state in a year!
From the beaches and warm, sunny weather of Southern California to working your way up the gorgeous Pacific Coast Highway, the mountains, national parks, deserts, Great Lakes, exploring the East Coast through New England or the greatest city in the world - New York City, there are a lifetime of travels to be had here and something for everyone whether you’re looking for your next city escape or a perfect road trip.
Some of our favorite memories, so far, include our road trip through the Florida Keys and the Southwest, witnessing some of the most beautiful natural wonders at Yellowstone National Park or Yosemite National Park, to exploring upstate New York in the Catskill Mountains, Adirondack Mountains, and tasting our way through Finger Lakes wine country.
Depending on what you’re looking for out of a destination, the US has it no matter what time of year.
QUICK TIPS for visiting
NOTE: The US is massive. We recommend checking individual state travel guides for more specific information.
When to Visit: It really depends on what kind of weather you want! Each region tends to differ based on the time of the year.
Language: While the US is a true melting pot and has no official language, nearly all Americans speak English.
Currency: The dollar (USD). (1 USD = ~.9 EUR or ~.75 GBP OR ~1.25 CAD)
Card-Friendly? We always recommend having some cash on hand for tips and for the hole-in-the-wall restaurants that take cash-only. However, almost all places accept credit or debit cards.
Plugs: US plug-types are A & B (similar to Canada, Japan, and sometimes Vietnam). Definitely get a universal adapter with surge protection, especially if you intend to use any hair tools.
Safety: We do have to say the USA isn't the safest country, especially when we compare it to living in countries like South Korea or Vietnam. However, it's probably a lot safer than most news coverage would lead you to believe. Be mindful of theft and scams in the major cities and always err on the side of caution. Avoid walking alone at night, don't leave valuables visible in your car, and always lock your car/room/house.