Tour and Travel Advice - USA and Canada

Last Updated: 16th Jan 2015

<p>More Tour and Travel Advice for: <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-Europe">Australia</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-usa-and-canada"><span class="caps">USA</span> &amp; Canada</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-australia">Australia</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-new-zealand">New Zealand</a></p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/north_america/north_america_stock/6.jpg" class="rightwise" title="niagara falls, usa and canada" alt="niagara falls, usa and canada" /></p> <h2>Planning a Trip Away</h2> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/choosing-and-planning-a-tour-where-to-start">Choosing a tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tips-on-saving-for-a-trip">Tips on Saving for a Trip</a></p> <h2>What to Pack</h2> <p>Hiking shoes for the Grand Canyon, clubbing kit for Vegas, power adapters and more about what to pack for your tour&#8230;</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/suggested-packing-list-north-america">Suggested Packing List</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-much-digital-memory-should-i-take">Digital Memory Storage</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/guide-books-and-maps">Guide Books and Maps</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/power-adapters">Power Adapeters</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/shoes-and-footwear">Shoes and Footwear</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/dressing-up-while-on-tour-north-america">Dressing up while on Tour</a></p> <h2>Luggage</h2> <p>&#8230;now where to put it all. Hints and tips on packing.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/suitcase-vs-backpack">Suitcase or Backpack ?</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/day-bag">Day Bag</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/weight-and-size-limits-north-america">Weight and Size Limits</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/luggage-storage-anaheim">Luggage Storage in Anaheim</a></p> <h2>Heath, Safety and Security</h2> <p>North America is a very safe place to travel, here is some more in depth info on some common concerns.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/security-north-america">Security</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/vaccinations-north-america">Vaccinations</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/travel-insurance-north-america">Travel Insurance</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/avoiding-jet-lag">Avoiding Jet Lag</a></p> <h2>Age Considerations in North America</h2> <p>Who travels on Contiki and why &#8216;21&#8217; is the magic number in the US&#8230;</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/age-of-people-on-tour">Age of people on tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/average-age">Average Age of People on Tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/drinking-age">Drinking Ages</a></p> <h2>Getting Places</h2> <p>How to get to where your tour starts&#8230;</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/getting-places-north-america">Getting to where your tour starts</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/low-cost-flights-usa">Low cost flights in the <span class="caps">USA</span></a></p> <h2>Before you go</h2> <p>Some must do&#8217;s before you leave home</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/travel-insurance-north-america">Travel Insurance</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/visas-traveling-to-the-usa">Visas for the <span class="caps">USA</span></a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/visas-traveling-to-canada">Visas for Canada</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-travel-documents">Contiki Travel Documents</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/passports">Passports</a></p> <h2>On Tour</h2> <p>What to expect once you meet up with your tour</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/pre-departure-meeting-north-america">Pre Departure Meeting</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/departure-times-north-america">Departure Times</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/arrival-times-north-america">Arrival Times</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/if-you-miss-the-coach-north-america">What if you miss the coach?</a></p> <h2>Accommodation</h2> <p>Check out where you stay on tour as well as places to stay before and after you travel with Contiki</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/where-you-stay-north-america">Where you stay on tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/who-you-share-with-north-america">Who you share with on tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/where-to-stay-in-new-york-city">Where to stay before/after tour in New York</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/places-to-stay-los-angeles">Where to stay before/after tour in Los Angeles</a></p> <h2>World Wide Weather and Time Zones</h2> <p>Find out what time is is where and what the weather will be like by following the links below.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/worldwide-time-zones">Time Zones</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/worldwide-weather-forecasts-and-trends">Weather</a></p> <h2>Phone Calls</h2> <p>Call home from anywhere in North America, or the world for that matter</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-ekit-global-phonecard">Contiki Global e-Kit</a></p> <h2>Money Matters</h2> <p>&#8216;Green backs&#8217;, &#8216;looneys&#8217; and more&#8230;</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/atm-s-and-cash-machines-north-america">ATM&#8217;s and Cash Machines</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/banks-north-america">Banks</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-much-spending-money-should-i-bring-north-america">Spending Money</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tipping-north-america">Tipping</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/travellers-cheques-north-america">Travellers Cheques</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/currency-conversion-and-exchange-rates">Exchange Rates and Currency Conversion</a></p>