Minor Traveling to US?

Minor Traveling to US? Topic: Accompanying letter of thanks
July 20, 2019 / By Lux
Question: Hey, I am 16 years old from Canada. I am working to become a professional Snowboarder and I am looking to travel to Colorado for a month this spring. My parents support me but cant go with me and I don't have anyone to stay with there. Can I legally fly and stay at a place in Colorado at my age? Thanks I mean to travel by myself
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Jefferey Jefferey | 1 day ago
You cannot stay in a hotel til you are at least 18, and most require you to be 21. Don't you go to school...how would you be able to stay out of school to come to Colorado? Also...WHEN in spring...a lot of the ski slopes close 1st of April...depending on the weather. Aren't there plenty pf places to snowboard in Canada. Yes the airline will let you travel and with a letter of parental consent you could come, but it really does not look like a good idea. Better to wait til next year, a time when a parent cam accompany you, and you could plan ahead and buy tickets farther ahead. Last minute tickets cost a mint.Are you a member of a snowboarding club? do you take part in competitions? Have you looked for a school or training place in Canada. You really cannot come because you would not be able to get a hotel, and you really need a parent with you. Snowboarding is a high risk activity...what would happen if you were injured and had no parent here with you? Hospital bills in the U.S. would be unbelievably expensive...better to snowboard in Canada.
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Jefferey Originally Answered: First time traveling.where to first?
Choose a destination and run with it. Start saving your money and research your options. There will be some places that you want to see where you are just going to have to eat the tourist prices, so you may as well chew and swallow. For instance, if you have always wanted to go to Paris, it is going to cost you. There are ways of making it more affordable, but it is going to be expensive. Rather than go to a travel agency, go to the library and check out some Frommer's or Lonely Planet make good ones. It does not matter if they are recent or not, but the travel books will give you an idea as to what is available to visit in a country. Rick Steves also has a good travel show that will give you a visual representation of the area you want to visit, I think it is on PBS. After you figure out where you want to go, and what you want to do, start planning. Depending upon where you want to go, the prices will vary according to season. For instance, going to Europe from May to August is going to be expensive, but the prices will drop in the off season - both for airfare and hotel costs (excepting major holidays). Another thing that you can do is just start saving your money and when you get a couple thousand $$ (since you are in MD, you are adjacent to a gateway airport out of the US) start reading the ads in the travel section of the paper and see what specials are available. I have friends in NYC who do this, they'll see an ad to someplace different (maybe it is not someplace on your short list) and the price happens to be right, and they jump on the plane with maybe as little as a week notice. If you don't have a passport, you might want to get one now.
Jefferey Originally Answered: First time traveling.where to first?
The most beautiful place I have been was Corsica. It is an island south of France. It's not too touristy, and it is absolutely gorgeous! If I were you, I would get a small group of friends (maybe 8) who would like to go on this adventure with you. Look for the cheapest tickets into Western Europe, maybe stop by some major places, depending on where you fly into (Geneva was always pretty cheap). Then I would take a train to southern France and the boat over to the island. Trains are the most inexpensive way to travel over there. I'd rent out a house on the coast with your friends, this makes the cost a lot better when you split it up between you all. There are tons of fun things to do there like scuba diving, canyoning (which is like mountain climbing/hiking through a valley in water while you follow the river. Hard to explain but amazing), cliff jumping, ect. It's amazing. I wish you the best of luck!
Jefferey Originally Answered: First time traveling.where to first?
It would help to know WHERE you are. Transportation costs a significant part of any travel budget, so we can't suggest places to go unless we know where you will start from. If I say - Oh, go to Myrtle Beach, but you live in Australia, then it is quite pointless.

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I asked this very question to an airline as quickly as and all they might say became into that they mandatory to work out a valid photograph id. i don't understand in the event that they might take an expired passport, yet I doubt they have the authority to income your visa, and in the event that they ask, you will desire to easily say it extremely is in technique. everyone knows it takes USCIS years to get place of work work as much as date. Oh - if the minor is unaccompanied, they'll require the father and mom to end varieties and that they'll verify their IDs too.
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Garland Originally Answered: Traveling alone in europe?
It depends entirely on the lifestyle you're going to have while there. Alcohol is more expensive in Europe as compared to the United States, so be prepared for that. The approach I suggest you take would be pre-partying if you're looking to get smashed and not burn a hole in your pocket. However, there are safety concerns involved with that, namely, if you're absolutely wasted and not familiar with your surroundings, that could end quite badly. I'm not here to judge either way - and I've done my fair share of partying overseas myself, so - but a good plan is to have a clear plan of exit while partying. It's best if you are staying within a reasonable walking distance of where you're drinking, and never get too drunk so that you can't play the sober game. If it gets to a certain part of the night where you can tell you've lost control of your faculties, take a cab back to your lodgings. If you're in a non-English speaking country and you don't speak the local language yourself and you're staying a a hotel/hostel, carry around a business card so that you can just hand it to the cabbie. Don't get in a cab with anybody else in it. Always take official cabs, preferably with meters. And in terms of how much money you'll be spending, again, it depends. If you stay in hotels and eat in restaurants, as the other poster said, you're gonna drop bank even without the booze and cover charges. Hostels will make it cheaper. Couchsurfing cheaper yet... and if you couchsurf, you'll be able to meet up with some locals who will probably be able to show you around and offer a good time. I've had luck with it before. If you are looking to make partying the center of your exploits, save money by exploiting cheap lodging and eat out of grocery stores. I would recommend taking in at least one nice meal in each country you're in, though; food in Europe is quite excellent and you should experience it. But for everyday grub, well, let's just say that the Dollar Menu in London is called the "Saver Menu." If you have a student ID, that can make some things cheaper, though a lot of places will want one of the international student IDs, which you'll have to pay to get. Basically, if you're staying at a group room in a hostel (roughly $25 a night on average), I would budget at least $75 a day. And that's if you're going the cheap, cheap, mmm-I-Love-That-Saver-Menu route. (It will also depend on how much actual travel you're going to be doing and where you're staying. Paris? Budget more. Bratislava? Cheaper. If you're doing a lot of country-hopping, you'll need to factor in the cost of that as well.) You might not spend that much every day, but it will average around that much, likely. Again, this assumes you eat super cheap, buy no souvenirs, and are cautious about how much you spend on booze. There are lots of factors that could change this budget.
Garland Originally Answered: Traveling alone in europe?
Almost $6000 can be used easily in twenty days. So you need to at least $6000 before going there. Good Luck!

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