Aupairing in the USA
To travel across the United States of America. Here you are. Dreaming. Dreaming THE dream. Dreaming THE trip. Dreaming THE experience. That single dream millions of people have, millions of people achieve and millions have to keep on dreaming, hoping they’ll make it someday. Coast to Coast. Metropolitan style to country style. Seaside sunshine to rocky mountains. N.Y. to L.A. Everything you have ever hoped for you will find, everything you have ever imagined is going to materialize in front of you and overcome all your expectations. Because it is not going to be how you imagined. It is not going to be like in your dreams.. It is not going to be like what you saw on TV. This is the United States of America. It’s gonna be better.
Aupair Hot Spots in the USA
It’s simple. If you want to see the world go to the USA. If you want to meet people from all over the world go to the USA. Roosevelt once said: “This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” And so they did. With the vast heritage of the melting pot concept, the cultures keep melting today, immigrants from everywhere around the world find a place they call home in America, as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. People from everywhere created a culture from nothing, forged a new world where a mix of such different traditions and customs combine, merge but do not clash into each other. Cultures have been able to maintain their personal beliefs whilst embracing the ones of others and this has happened so profoundly and deeply in no other nation. The US is more than just fast food, Hollywood, the Big Apple and sunny palm beaches. It is history, knowledge, culture, innovation, freedom. And yes, all wrapped up in very nice packaging.
Legally speaking, the US is divided into 4 different regions, each of them split into divisions. The regions are divided geographically therefore you will have the Northeast, the Midwest, the South and the West regions, all containing several states of that area. Where you want to start or what you want to see more is a choice that might be hard or easy to make according to your interest. You could go east to west, start with the capital Washington D.C. and see America’s favourite Architecture Buildings, from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial. Have a look at the Washington section for more detailed information about everything you can see and do.
After D.C. you might go up to New York and wave to the statue of Liberty and do some high class shopping on Fifth Avenue. Then have a stop in Boston, the Cradle of Modern America and get fully immersed in culture and knowledge. The more you go inside the continent the more the climate changes and if you keep on staying north consider you might be there in cold season as you will find yourself in a continental climate. If this doesn’t sound that good to you and all you want is hot and sunny, head out to Florida and its tropical temperatures. White beaches and a clear ocean will give you all the relax you need. And the same will do California’s beaches. The Golden State has everything, from Hollywood to Beverly Hills, from San Francisco to Los Angeles, modern cities and a creativity atmosphere await for you between a session of sunbathing and the other. After a stop at the Gran Canyon and Yellowstone Park, don’t forget to visit the land of country, Texas. A unique vibe with the friendliest people is what you will find when you will immerge yourself in the mix between the fascinating past of country style and the modern life of big cities. And if you’re fascinated with the past and history don’t miss out on Philadelphia and its Liberty Bell and Hall of Independence, where you can step on the footsteps of history, right here where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Whether you go gambling in Las Vegas, enjoying nature in Portland, shopping in Chicago, visit the world’s largest aquarium in Atlanta or simply have a coffee in Central Park, NY, don’t limit yourself. Do it all. And do more. Take your coast to coast, north to south or zigzag trip around the USA and make the most of it. All you have to do for further help planning your trip is visit the sections dedicated to each city and state in particular and you will find more detailed information to make this that once in a lifetime experience that will change and remain with you for the rest of your days.
Au Pair Guide To Night Life In USA
The sun goes down. You are on a roof top lounge in California watching the sun set over the ocean while you’re sipping your cocktail and making new acquaintances. You are in a vintage pub in Atlanta with your friends laughing it out as you have drink after drink. You might even be in a live music venue in the music capital of the world, Austin, Texas, listening to a new band that will soon be a worldwide hit.
The dusk comes. You’re on a late cruise on the Chicago River, enjoying the breeze and the view of the city. On the top of a skyscraper in New York, you’re dancing your way in a outdoor pool party under the stars, with the view of the Big Apple and its lights all around you.
Night falls. In the darkness of the night the streets still seem clear as the day with all the Las Vegas signs. Colours and neon lights bring you to a different reality. A Miami beach fire flickers while guitar players are all around you and you decide to take a midnight bath in the Atlantic. Music is playing full blast in that San Francisco night club you’ve wanted to go in all your life.
And you can almost see it, feels so true. And it can be. Not only in your daydreams. In reality. So go, be free and live the true American Dream.
Au Pair Guide To Accommodation In USA
Where you are staying is an important part of your travels. It can make your trip more or less enjoyable, according to your needs and comforts and how they are met. Depending on what type of travel experience you’re after and how much you can afford to spend, you can either go for the hotel type accommodation, with more or less stars according to your pockets that will spend, on average, 80$ a night or you can choose the student experience and stay in youth hostels, yes, maybe less comfortable but more sociable and much cheaper as the average you will be spending around 15$ per night. Following you have some general websites where you can find every type of hotel and hostels, their price ranges and online booking, for more specific sites simply follow the links to the articles about the area you’re more interested in.
Travelling around the United States can be challenging in many ways. One of them is what can be a language barrier. If your English knowledge is not sufficient for you to fully engage with the locals and help you get around then you should consider taking up an ESL (English Second Language) program, in a learning center that can help you improve your skills and usually provides a certification you can use all around the world. You can chose in making this your holiday purpose and do a studying vacation in a college institute, facing costs of around 3000$ for tuition and fees, you can attend weekly programs with around 20hr a week at the average cost of 250$/week or, if you have little time available and in different slots, take single classes whenever you can, priced at around 40$/hr. Following are some general websites of ESL institutions around the US, but if you need more specific centers simply have a look at the article about the state or city you’re more interested in.
Au Pair Guide to searching for jobs in USA
During your travels you might consider taking up a temp job to help out with your expenses. The usual amount of income you can expect to receive is 7.25$ an hour, according to the Federal Minimum wage, but some states decide their own so it can be lower or higher than the established one. Always keep in mind that if you will find a job in a catering or hospitality facility, your employer is usually entitled to lower your wage to about 60% as you are expected to get the rest, and more, from your tips. Therefore, following on you have some websites where you can find information about US legislation, the minimum wage in every single state with all the details and general job listing sites to help you start off in your search.
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