When it comes to traveling the US, there is always more than one option of where to go and what to do. You can certainly choose to travel to one of the world-famous cities such as New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco or Los Angeles and spend a few days there. It will certainly make for an exciting experience for sure but really getting to know a country as vast as the US requires much more than just a few days in one of its cities.
From the idyllic beaches, searing deserts and stunning national parks to the great shopping opportunities and nightlife of the world-renowned cities, there is no doubt that the US is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Hence, while it may be tempting to fly from one place to the next, going on an extensive road trip is a much better option to see and experience the whole variety which the country has to offer. It is certainly the best option to get to know the American countryside, endless highways and quaint small towns. It is certainly not uncommon for people who have traveled broadly around the US to at least think about moving there permanently. The diversity of people, cultures, landscapes and lifestyles combined with a high standard of living still make it an attractive option for migrants from all over the world.
Migrating to the US
However, when planning to move to the US, there is no way around the often complicated visa regulations. For travelers, the rules are still quite straightforward. With the Visa Waiver Program, which is available to citizens of 37 countries, one can visit the US for up to
90 days. When aiming to move to the US permanently or work there, there are a variety of visa options. One of the easiest ways of gaining residency and working rights is certainly the US Green Card Lottery System, with more information on the procedure available here. The participation requirements are a total of 12 years of school education or two years of experience in a field that requires two years of training. With a bit of luck one may soon be packing one’s bags and booking that one-way flight ticket to the US.
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