The United States is one of the very best countries in the world to spend a few weeks touring through. Part of this is because the country is massive, and each state on its own is closer to a sub-country rather than an individual province. There is enough to do and see to keep a person busy for a lifetime, and thanks to the fact that almost everyone across the country can speak English, it makes it that much easier for those that are visiting from an English-speaking country.
There will always be common myths and misconceptions about the country, which is why a visitor should take a bit of time out of their day and do some research on the countries that they intend to visit one day.
Everyone Walks Around With Guns
The gun debate has been raging on for years, but gun laws have more or less remained unchanged for the last few decades. It’s easy to believe that everyone in the country is walking around with an automatic assault rifle in their duffel bags, but the truth is that most people don’t carry guns, and those that do tend to have a legal licence to carry it.
It’s important to remember that the vast majority of the people living in the USA are sane, compassionate, and friendly adults that don’t walk around with an arsenal of weapons and murderous intentions.
There’s No Public Transportation
There’s no denying that the US, like many other countries, has put an emphasis on owning a personal vehicle, and much of the transport infrastructure of the country is built around owning a car.
But this isn’t true for the entire country, and there are plenty of cities and other areas where it’s possible to get from place-to-place using only public transport. This includes buses, trains, trams, cabs, and many other means of getting around.
The People Are Loud And Entitled
This misconception is based mostly on what people from other countries see on social media, but social media rarely captures what a place is really like. And there’s no denying that there are a lot of American people that are extremely rude and entitled, but by far and large the majority of people are welcoming, friendly, and accommodating.
Political divisions might be more present within the USA when compared to a lot of other places, but when things get tough, most people are quick to look out for one another, whether it’s helping jump start a car, giving the advice on the latest Australian Open tennis betting, and so much more.
All Food Is Junk Food
Lastly, this myth is based on the notion that the only food available in the USA is junk food. But a 5 minute visit to the local supermarket is all it takes to completely dispel this myth. In fact, Americans have access to an incredible range and diversity of foods, and it’s up to the visitor to decide what kind of foods that they would like to eat while in the country.