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Fundamentals of buying a car in America: Selling

October 9, 2020

visitor.us Turns Three!

September 18, 2020

visitor.us Turns Three!

September 18, 2020

On September 18, 2017, we asked the question: do international visitors want a cheaper way to visit the United States for longer?The answer, three years later, is a resounding “Yes!”

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American Cell Phone Coverage

September 2, 2020

American Cell Phone Coverage

September 2, 2020

Kacper from Poland had a lot to think about as he planned his visit to the US: where to start, what vehicle to buy, what sights he wanted to see and in what order. So it was easy to make a quick decision what seemed like a small detail: which American cell service provider to choose.

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Fundamentals of Buying a Car in America: Insurance

August 4, 2020

Friction and Adaptation

July 28, 2020

Friction and Adaptation

July 28, 2020

I left Iraq for the last time four years ago. I can sum up my three years working there in one word: Friction.

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Real Risk - Heath Jamieson

July 17, 2020

Real Risk - Heath Jamieson

July 17, 2020

The doctors recon that the shockwave that preceded the AK-47 bullet, traveling at more than 2,000 feet per second, pushed Heath Jamieson’s carotid artery out of the way as the round passed through his neck. A centimeter in either direction would have ended his life in 2011.

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Austrian Georg's 1962 Chevrolet Impala

July 8, 2020

Austrian Georg's 1962 Chevrolet Impala

July 8, 2020

Georg from Baden, Austria had big travel plans for 2020. And like so many of us, he watched as Covid-19 completely disrupted global travel in March and April. Rather than give up, Georg simply revised his plans.

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Fundamentals of Buying a Car in America: Registration and Titling

June 22, 2020

NZ Pete and Amanda's Route 66 Ride

June 6, 2020

NZ Pete and Amanda's Route 66 Ride

June 6, 2020

In 2019, Pete and Amanda flew from New Zealand to Chicago and started the trip of a lifetime. When it was completed in the late 1920’s, Route 66 became the easiest path for Americans to migrate West.

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Fundamentals of Buying a Car in America: Transfer of Ownership

May 22, 2020

Fundamentals of Buying a Car in America: Transfer of Ownership

May 22, 2020

If you're a tourist, a student, or on business, buying a car (or a van or an RV or a motorcycle) in America as an international visitor can be confusing. Buying, registering, and insuring a vehicle in America is not at all straightforward if you don't live here or have just moved. That's why we're putting together this series, called Fundamentals of Buying a Car in America, to help de-mystify the subject. This article focuses on the fundamental of ownership transfer.

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3 Reasons Why a Meditation Practice Will Improve Your Road Trip

May 1, 2020

3 Reasons Why a Meditation Practice Will Improve Your Road Trip

May 1, 2020

I recently rolled over 10,000 cumulative minutes of meditation. That took about 4 years, so getting to 10,000 hours may be a bit of a challenge. About 6 months into my meditation practice, I took a motorcycle trip around Europe. I covered about 8,000 miles and visited 22 countries in 90 days. Having a meditation practice during that trip turned out to be enormously helpful.

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Haven't Heard of Virtual Car Dealerships Yet? You Will.

April 28, 2020

Haven't Heard of Virtual Car Dealerships Yet? You Will.

April 28, 2020

The emergence of virtual auto dealerships is part of a larger trend in retail.

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UK Luke and His American VW Beetle

April 16, 2020

UK Luke and His American VW Beetle

April 16, 2020

Has a road trip on another continent ever made its way onto your bucket list? For some, it might be Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi on motorbikes. For others, it might be laps on the Nurburgring. For Luke, from Cornwall in the UK, it was driving a classic Volkswagen Beetle through the American Southwest.

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Montana DMV Update: 9 April 2020 - Plus, Vehicles on the Blockchain

April 9, 2020

Montana DMV Update: 9 April 2020 - Plus, Vehicles on the Blockchain

April 9, 2020

Bringing vehicles onto the blockchain creates exciting new possibilities.

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Covid-19: Is Mankind the Phoenix or the Hydra?

March 31, 2020

Covid-19: Is Mankind the Phoenix or the Hydra?

March 31, 2020

Covid-19 has turned the world upside down in a few short weeks. As the epidemic spread, I dusted off my copy of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's 2012 book, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. In Antifragile, Taleb uses the following analogy to introduce the concept of "anti-fragility..."

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Just back from the National Auto Dealer's Association Conference in Las Vegas

February 20, 2020

Aussie Will and His American Harley

February 13, 2020

Aussie Will and His American Harley

February 13, 2020

Will from Western Australia has been to the US many times, but only for a few days or weeks at a time. In 2018, he got the chance to fulfill a lifetime goal: spending three months exploring America on a Harley.

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Supporting Open Spaces

February 4, 2020

Supporting Open Spaces

February 4, 2020

When visitor.us can help international visitors explore the US, and support our local community at the same time, it’s a massive win.

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Your Off-Road Holiday Property Awaits

January 17, 2020

Your Off-Road Holiday Property Awaits

January 17, 2020

visitor.us and Adventure Travel Sports Rentals are proud to announce a partnership that will help international visitors own an off-road holiday property in the US.

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From Alaska to Argentina: Dave and Jane Near Two Years on the Road

January 6, 2020

From Alaska to Argentina: Dave and Jane Near Two Years on the Road

January 6, 2020

In the spring of 2018, Dave and Jane put in their notices at work, packed their things in the UK into storage, and flew to Colorado, where they bought Red, a Ford F-250 pickup truck, and installed a Northstar slide-in camper. They’ve been on the road ever since, and in December of 2019 they arrived in Ushuaia, Argentina.

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Driving Your US-Registered Vehicle in Mexico

December 29, 2019

Driving Your US-Registered Vehicle in Mexico

December 29, 2019

Driving your US-registered vehicle in Mexico is easy - this blog post will tell you everything you need to know.

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Aussie Matt and His Classic Campervan

November 15, 2019

Aussie Matt and His Classic Campervan

November 15, 2019

Matt runs a digital video agency based in Sydney Australia. In the summer of 2018, he landed a gig in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He thought, “If I’m going to go all the way to North America, I might as well spend some time there.”

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Charity Plates for Peter from Perth

November 1, 2019

Charity Plates for Peter from Perth

November 1, 2019

We at visitor.us think it’s good business to support our local community. For us, that means supporting causes in Montana.

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Peter and Jenni from Perth

October 29, 2019

Peter and Jenni from Perth

October 29, 2019

Peter and Jenni planned 90 days to explore America and complete the project, but they ran into a big roadblock: hiring even a compact car for that length of time would have cost them US$8,000(!!!).

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Irish Brian and His American Corvette

October 16, 2019

Irish Brian and His American Corvette

October 16, 2019

Brian from County Armagh in Northern Ireland is a successful tech entrepreneur. For a couple of years now, Brian has been planning on exploring all those wonderful bits of America, but needed just the right car.

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Temporary Vehicle Import to the United States

June 20, 2019

One Second Everyday: The Perfect Documentary Tool for Long Adventures

May 23, 2019

One Second Everyday: The Perfect Documentary Tool for Long Adventures

May 23, 2019

If you’re planning an extended trip around America, you’ve probably thought about how you might want to document the adventure. You can keep a journal, you can blog, you can post photos on facebook, but have you thought about creating a film that captures one second every day?

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The Best App for Finding Campsites in the US

March 27, 2019

The Best App for Finding Campsites in the US

March 27, 2019

One of the greatest things about exploring the US is the wide range of camping options. From developed sites to freecamping on public lands, there are many opportunities to spend the night outdoors.But if you’re visiting from another country, what’s the best way to find these hidden local gems?

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Solving the Top Gear Problem in America

March 27, 2019

Solving the Top Gear Problem in America

March 27, 2019

The Top Gear Problem (or now, The Grand Tour Problem) is this: How can the rest of us have vehicles purchased, registered, insured, and waiting for us in another country?

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