The foreign office of the UK government keeps a list of general recommendations for travelling abroad, not dependent on the country you’ll be visiting. You can check their advice on their website. As a basic rule, you should keep this information in mind and follow this advice:
- Find out where the nearest consulate or embassy is from your destination. Make sure to keep contact information for it such as the telephone number, address, and an email address available and on your person.
- Make sure that you have the correct paperwork to enter the country, such as the ESTA, a valid passport, and any other required documentation.
- Budget for your trip and make sure you have enough money to cover unexpected costs, such as an early flight or extra accommodation.
- Make sure your telephone will work abroad. Although unlikely, in some cases you might have issues connecting to networks.
- Travel and items insurance is worth looking into, especially if you plan on doing exciting activities like extreme sports.
British embassies and consulates are available for emergency assistance – keep their contact information as your first point of contant should you need help while you’re in the U.S.