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The United States of America (USA)

  • There are DIVERSE people here, including their races (Latinx, White, Asian, etc.) & religion (Catholicism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, etc.)
  • There are 50 states – you can take a road trip across some states or take flights (budget US airlines are: Frontier, Spirit, JetBlue, Allegiant, etc.) 
  • Popular states:  California, New York, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Florida, and Washington D.C.
  • Not all states experience the 4 seasons. Like Los Angeles, CA (no snow there too!)
  • There are DIVERSE people here, including their races (Latinx, White, Asian, etc.) & religion (Catholicism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, etc.)
  • A handshake is a common greeting. 
  • During the introduction, US Americans tend to ask about academic and occupation than their marriage status (unlike some countries in Asia and Latin America)
  • Individualism characterizes many families here, but it depends upon families’ background (such as Latinx families)
  • US Americans like to have personal space
  • Punctuality is generally very important
  • Tipping at restaurants, salons, etc. usually starts from 10%+
  • Popular festivals here are Mardi Gras, Burning Man, Coachella, Ultra, EDC, Hot air Balloon Festival USA
  • The USA does not recognize American Sign Language (ASL) as an official language
  • Not many Deaf here know International Sign*
  • We have laws, called American Disability Acts (ADA), where we have the right to request interpreters for different institutions 
  • There are several Deaf associations & schools across different states! 
  • The largest Deaf communities you’ll find are in Washington DC and Austin, Texas but the largest DeafBlind community you’ll find is in Seattle, Washington.
  • The only Deaf university in the world is located that is designated for Deaf community is in Washington D.C., named, Gallaudet.
  • Several Deaf-owned businesses are established, such as Mozzeria, Convo Relay, By Mara & more.

The USA is a huge nation with many sightseeings. The “must-see” places are endless, such as Grand Canyon National Park, Hollywood in Los Angeles, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Walt Disney World theme parks, New York City, road tripping on a Pacific Coast Highway, Las Vegas, Golden Gate Bridge, and more.

The most visited States are California, New York, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, Nevada, and Arizona.

  • Hostels are not common in the US. You can try hotels, motels, Airbnb, or Couchsurfing.
  • Download Lyft or Uber app
  • Consider getting cities tourism cards
  • Download the Yelp app to find local restaurants and stores
  • Use Groupon or Livingsocial to find great deals for activities, food, etc
  • Use Google Map app or Waze app for navigation 
  • Other than flights, renting a car may be likely to be needed to explore the states. Otherwise, use Amtrak (train) or buses like Megabus, FlixBus, OurBus, etc. 

My personal experiences.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Other than California, I’ve been to Oregon, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Florida, Hawaii, Lousiana, and Washington D.C. My dream destinations here in the USA is Washington and Alaska! I hope to visit and explore more of Hawaii and Oregon.  

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