Travel Reports USA / Canada

Travel reports USA / Canada lists all of our North America trips and provides valuable information, tips and suggestions for individual destinations. These are self-directed round trips with a rental car across the USA and Canada.

Westcoast USA

Travel Report: 20 days Photo trip in Sept 2019

Munich > Los Angeles -> Yosemite

East Coast USA

Travel Report: 14 days Photo Trip in Sept 2017

Munich -> Boston -> Arcadia

How should I prepare ?

Every photo trip to the USA / Canada presents new challenges and you should inform yourself well in advance. For this reason we have written our travel reports for USA / Canada. They should facilitate your preparation.

We did all our travels through USA / Canada on our own and with the rental car. All in all this is very easy and unproblematic in the USA/Canada. There are enough rental car providers and it is the same with hotels and accommodations. Exceptions are holidays and vacations, here it can become already times scarce, but above all also expensive.

For renting you need a valid credit card and the German driving licence. An international driving licence is also possible.

Vaccinations etc. are not mandatory, but you should definitely think about a travel health insurance, because visits to the doctor can quickly become very expensive.

The distances within the countries are sometimes very large, which is why you also have to think about which means of transport you want to use (very long distances are sometimes worthwhile by plane, otherwise rental cars always go).

And at the very end, think of the  First Aid Kit !

How to stay online in USA / Canada?

First of all you should check if your German provider offers a package for the USA or Canada. Vodafoone, for example, does that and so does Telekom. But if you don’t like it, you can easily get a pre-paid rate from any provider in the USA. AT&T has one of the best networks.

How do I get to USA / Canada best?

That one arrives, at least from Europe, with the airplane goes without saying. But what is the best flight route and how do I fly most “comfortably”?

You should be aware that depending on your destination you have between 8 and 13 hours flight time. There is the question “is economy enough”?

Many people believe that Business Class is much more expensive than Economy. However, this is only true to a limited extent, since there are many bargain offers and partner deals of the big airlines today, which are only slightly more expensive in Business Class than an Eco Ticket.

The prerequisites for bargain prices are often that you fly with at least two people, book long enough in advance and are willing to compromise and flexible on your itinerary. 

Good deals can be found at vornesitzen.de or vielfliegerforum.de

We use SWISS very frequently, as it always offers extremely low-cost partner fares to different destinations worldwide. It is important to always enter “2” travelers, otherwise the partner fares will not be displayed. Partner means here nothing else than that 2 people fly the route together.

Do you want to buy calendars from our trips?

“Mount Desert”, as of 18,90€, Size A2-A5

​”Streets”, as of 18,90€, Size A2-A5

​”Lakes”, as of 18,90€, Size A2-A5 

​”Bodie”, as of 18,90€,  Size A2-A5

What kind of photoequipment do I need for USA / Canada?

Quick overview:

RENTAL CAR

CHECK24

FLIGHTS

EXPEDIA

HOTEL

BOOKING.COM

EXCURSIONS

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