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Inside Background
At first, California may seem to be two (or three) different states: Northern...
Last edited: August 18, 2011
Once a remote possession of Spain until 1821, California has since grown into...
Last edited: April 17, 2014
Before you visit, pick up a copy of California: A History, by Kevin Starr, to...
Last edited: March 31, 2013
California is one big, diverse community. From the sun-soaked beaches in the...
Last edited: March 21, 2011
California is a very large state and has a wide range of weather climates...
Last edited: December 13, 2011
Although the majority of public roads in California are free, visitors driving...
Last edited: November 18, 2014
Here is a list of towns along Highway 1 from north to south with a...
Last edited: November 12, 2014
The California or Pacific Gray Whale (Eschrinchtius robustus) can be found up...
Last edited: July 11, 2013
California Itineraries This article includes links to TripAdvisor forum posts...
Last edited: September 26, 2014
California Rail Travel   California is served by an extensive network of local...
Last edited: March 19, 2013
Visitors to California renting or hiring a car are faced with a dizzying array...
Last edited: August 12, 2014
California visitors with children under 8 years old need to be aware of...
Last edited: August 17, 2014
While many folks opt for the route between Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay...
Last edited: June 20, 2013
The tallest living creature on Earth based on height (378+ feet / 115 meters...
Last edited: December 11, 2013
Many folks want to get from one city to the other.  Some folks have lots of...
Last edited: June 04, 2013
California, like any other state, is not immune to dangers. You can get robbed...
Last edited: November 08, 2013
While many tourists know of California's coastal areas, they are missing out on...
Last edited: March 12, 2012
Free Activites Abound in California.  Below is a list: CAUTION - annoying and...
Last edited: October 30, 2012
The Central Coast of California is a natural wonderland. Along Highway 1, there...
Last edited: July 02, 2014
Like much of the United States, driving is the preferred method of travel in...
Last edited: September 08, 2014
The Golden State. California’s official nickname is the Golden State. Like the...
Last edited: November 17, 2012
Driving from Las Vegas to Yosemite via the scenic summer or fall route  This...
Last edited: August 19, 2014
California is home to many well known and iconic Amusement and Theme Parks...
Last edited: January 01, 2014
Here is a list of the major airports in California.  Please note: there are...
Last edited: September 25, 2014
California is home to many different Professional and College Sports teams and...
Last edited: April 30, 2014
California is a jackpot for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers.  It...
Last edited: November 08, 2013
Planning your visit to avoid public school vacations might be important to...
Last edited: June 20, 2014
Lots of visitors include San Francisco and Las Vegas in their travel plans...
Last edited: September 03, 2013
Is it possible to just pull over somewhere and ‘camp’ not in a park? The answer...
Last edited: April 13, 2014
Recreational Vehicles (RVs) are a popular way to travel in the USA. Many...
Last edited: October 01, 2014
Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth in the summer, so if you are...
Last edited: February 25, 2012
Many visitors to California dream of renting an RV to tour the state.  Here is...
Last edited: October 18, 2014
There are generally two types of places to stay in an RV:   RV PARKS...
Last edited: February 16, 2014
This is a five minute primer to point visitors to information about the Coastal...
Last edited: September 18, 2014
Amusement and Theme Parks near Los Angeles AMUSEMENT AND THEME PARK INFORMATION...
Last edited: September 29, 2014
California is a very large, diverse state. Public transportation is available...
Last edited: March 03, 2014
California is a very large and diverse state with hundreds of attractions...
Last edited: June 10, 2014
Inside Things to Do
Bucks Lake is a beautiful mountain lake with clear water, fishing, swimming...
Last edited: March 14, 2011
The California Zephyr is a train journey from San Francisco, California to...
Last edited: March 06, 2009
El Capitan State Beach is part of the California State park system and is...
Last edited: January 05, 2011
OHVs - off highway vehicles - are welcome at Glamis, even though these dunes...
Last edited: November 08, 2013
 June Lake Loop - 14 miles of Wonderful Vacation Memories    June Lake Loop has...
Last edited: November 29, 2012
Tri-Valley, California is comprised of three adjacent valleys – Amador...
Last edited: July 24, 2008
Inside United States: For Foreign Visitors
Currency  The United States uses the United States dollar as its currency. The...
Last edited: October 04, 2014
A little preparation will help simplify the process of entering the United...
Last edited: September 12, 2014
Despite the best of intentions, accidents and illness happen when away from...
Last edited: August 12, 2014
Temperature in the United States... How Hot is HOT? How Cold is COLD?  100°F...
Last edited: September 10, 2014
General: The standard American telephone number is ten digits, such as (555...
Last edited: April 12, 2014
While tipping is not mandatory in most of the United States, it is customary in...
Last edited: November 10, 2014
In many states motels, hotels and innkeepers of any description are subject to...
Last edited: September 21, 2014
Being victimized by scandalous businesses when traveling is one of the sad...
Last edited: May 22, 2013
Depending on where you travel to in the U.S. bottle/container deposit laws...
Last edited: October 02, 2010
United States of America has a history of unified etiquette protocols that may...
Last edited: October 06, 2014
A discount shopping trip in the United States can be a real bonanza for...
Last edited: September 25, 2013
A popular holiday destination for international travellers is the United States...
Last edited: November 06, 2014
Canadian citizens flying between a Canadian and American airport require a...
Last edited: May 04, 2014
An important task prior to your international travel is to determine what visa...
Last edited: August 30, 2014
How to Save Money while travelling - Transportation A major expenditure when...
Last edited: October 20, 2014
When traveling, one of the major expenditures that must be planned is food and...
Last edited: September 19, 2014
A common discussion within travel communities is the question of independent...
Last edited: September 17, 2014
Before making international travel, it is important to determine the electrical...
Last edited: April 08, 2013
A common question seen on many of the Tripadvisor forums is something along the...
Last edited: October 26, 2014
  Some Anglophone Nations  United Kingdom On your first visit to the USA from...
Last edited: April 29, 2014
There are many Forum posts where people ask about how to use their Mobile Phone...
Last edited: December 17, 2013
When going for a holiday or even for a short trip a checklist with "not to...
Last edited: November 05, 2013
Eye Contact In the United States, most people consider it polite, and a...
Last edited: June 06, 2014
For those out there exploring the opportunity to travel around the world on a...
Last edited: September 18, 2014
Contents:  1. Understanding the "sales tax" on merchandise and food in the U.S...
Last edited: September 09, 2014
Travellers often schedule multiple cities during their holidays. When doing...
Last edited: November 11, 2014
The following links provide access to lots of travel and tourist information...
Last edited: November 05, 2014
This is a listing of SmartPhone and Tablet Apps that will be of benefit to the...
Last edited: June 02, 2014
One of the most common mistakes people make when traveling is being overly...
Last edited: November 06, 2014
Many visitors to the United States go to typical tourist areas like New York...
Last edited: October 29, 2014
In the U.S., there are certain customs about the young that may differ from...
Last edited: October 28, 2010
Everyone who arrives in the United States is processed by U.S. Customs and...
Last edited: January 11, 2014
If you are a citizen of a foreign country, and not a resident or citizen of the...
Last edited: November 10, 2014