Visit America - The DON'Ts of Visiting The USA

  • Published on Oct 1, 2017
    Whether heading to New York, Washington, California or Chicago there are some general DON'Ts of visiting the USA. This video goes over the major things you should not do in the US. From touching the Americans, to not discussing certain topics, to how not to miss out on the food & culture the US has on offer.
    This video is designed to teach travelers about the American culture and cultural differences and norms that may be found throughout the US. So if you are going to be visiting the USA, then this is a video you should watch so you better understand how Americans think, act and react in day to day settings.
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  • Lama 69
    Lama 69 Hour ago

    Don’t talk about religion

  • DoSomethingElseInc.

    Don’t try talking to young people, us young bois will drown you with our meme culture

  • SonnyTheGreat
    SonnyTheGreat 2 hours ago

    I’m American... why am I watching this😂

  • Quirin Müller
    Quirin Müller 3 hours ago

    Also you measure lenghts by the bulletspeed of an m1911 per footballfield

  • Quirin Müller
    Quirin Müller 3 hours ago

    The drinking law is ridiciolous in my opinion, in germany we can drink at 14 years old.

  • jay tyack
    jay tyack 10 hours ago

    Sounds dangerous

  • Franky Zendejas
    Franky Zendejas 12 hours ago

    Ok so I live in the U.S. and my mom is a bartender and she brings in an average of 500 bucks a night and she always taught me to tip good

  • Les Smithfield
    Les Smithfield 18 hours ago

    Don't ask for sweet tea or grits north of the Mason Dixon line
    Don't order Ice Tea in New England during winter.
    Don't miss out on all the different kinds of fast food in different areas of the country.

  • Mark Flierl
    Mark Flierl 19 hours ago

    1# Don't touch me Motherfucker; I'm armed!

  • millie sink
    millie sink 23 hours ago

    Thanks! I'm italian and these were helpful! When i was in New York last year I once answered how are you back to a boy and he just ignored me I was triggered. But now i get it. OOps

  • Your Barista
    Your Barista Day ago

    Also don’t expect WiFi to be everywhere, reliable and free.
    It’s amazing how much better and more available public WiFi is around Europe.
    I have to turn my WiFi off when I go into grocery stores because if I connect Safari won’t load.
    In my town there’s only one out of six Starbucks that has functional WiFi.
    Use Verizon data if you can. It will give you the best coverage overall throughout the U.S.

  • JD McCue
    JD McCue Day ago

    And I touch the Yankee.

  • chargindave70
    chargindave70 Day ago

    NEVER get in an argument or start a fight with an american. 99% of us are carrying guns

  • Ivor Bigone
    Ivor Bigone Day ago +1

    I going there and hug everyone until someone shoots me...

  • Rad Kids
    Rad Kids Day ago +1

    Its true most people in america are not fat
    Theres alot big strong and skinny people

  • MrFib
    MrFib Day ago

    Tips about New York (especially Manhattan)
    1. KEEP. WALKING. Don’t stop to take a picture or tie your shoes. Keep going
    2. don’t look behind you and walk, face one direction
    3. Don’t give money to everyone who asks you for it

  • nebulaaah
    nebulaaah Day ago

    You massively contradicted yourself on tipping. But never mind.

  • Trashcan Mucous
    Trashcan Mucous Day ago

    no i dont want monsanto free salads

  • Mojos Bigstick
    Mojos Bigstick Day ago


  • Darth Daddy
    Darth Daddy Day ago

    Dont fire any warning shots

  • Xxxmacben xxX
    Xxxmacben xxX Day ago

    Where is a AK47 and AR15????

  • TheTemporaryChannel // TTC

    If you’re planning a trip in the West (especially in places like Colorado or California with lots of mountains), you’ll probably have to stay in the same general area during your vacation. This could technically fall under “don’t underestimate the distances in the US”, but it’s really important when visiting the Rockies or Appalachians. You see, the roads that traverse these areas are all bundled up, so transit from point A to B may take longer than expected. If you plan on going deeper into the wilderness instead of just passing through, make time for one or two roads or towns each day. If you use a car in these “off-road” trips that is low and has small, weak tires, don’t bother... you don’t understand how crazy these roads get. Some roads may even flip your car over, or your car will get stuck on a boulder.
    TL;DR: if you pass through the mountains, it’ll take longer, but if you’re going off-road, ya better be prepared.

  • Brandon Peterson

    My one rule of what not to do if you visit the Us. If you go to a memorial DONT be disrespectful! Sit your ass down, keep quiet, and listen to the rules you are given. Every time I go to Pearl Harbor it always shocks me at how disrespectful the tourists are. People are always standing up on the boat that takes you out the the Arizona trying to take pictures and just being annoying. Thousands died there, be respectful and stay seated. It’s also a shame how many times they have to stop and even redo the ceremony on the tomb of the unknown soldier. That’s my one rule, just be respectful.

  • Sam Drob
    Sam Drob Day ago +1

    конечно толстый американский парень идет над этим

  • Dewaynia English

    Anyone know where he’s from

  • Fallen Feathers
    Fallen Feathers Day ago

    If your on the west cost then don’t mention our accents, people will argue and try to say that we don’t have an accent.
    I KNOW I have an accent but it sounds super plain to me so I don’t notice it.
    Also I highly recommend going through north California, go to San Francisco, it’s awesome. Go to fisherman’s warf, there’s an amazing chocolate shop near it (I like the chocolate banana) and Boudins! Best Tomato soup I’ve ever had. While your there also go to the SF Zoo, they just remodeled the rainforest aviary.
    Also if you have the chance, go to Old Town Sacramento, it’s fun.

  • Sherry Lyle
    Sherry Lyle Day ago

    You can drive all day and still be in one state.

  • rich and debs hawaii adventure 2019

    i was always amused by all the euro types i knew in nyc who would go on and on about how America is ass backwards but when you tell them to go home they get very quiet

  • Splash'n'Skillz #37

    🇧🇷 here, hope to experience living there one day

  • rich and debs hawaii adventure 2019

    l.a. and culture don't belong in the same sentence

  • Nigel Village
    Nigel Village 2 days ago +3

    I love the USA ! :-) Nigel Village, England, UK

  • Anhel Ita
    Anhel Ita 2 days ago

    Lol I’ve lived in the US forever I don’t even know why I clicked on this. Alsooo erm I just wanna know what people in other countries think lol

  • Eyad Ahdab
    Eyad Ahdab 2 days ago

    Culture is not about cultural centers , musuems, art galleries ... these are places with minor representation of the cultural scene .... culture is about all about people and the way they live life ... not just history but also their future prespective .... and the US has one of the most rich and diverse cultural scenes .... and BTW: I also thought that the US had 52 states!!!

  • sam
    sam 2 days ago

    sorry you don't have culture. We neither but you guys definitely not

  • Eloise Shnufflebuffle

    I can name 1 place off the top of my head where you can smoke and I _hate_ going past that shop

  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith 2 days ago

    I forget about the fact that the US is the greatest country that ever existed.

  • Bert O Gaming
    Bert O Gaming 2 days ago

    Oh and if you bring a dog that’s only even 5 pounds and it walks towards a policeman in some parts of the US he or she sometimes will just shoot it. And I’m not kidding. I think they would shoot a lizard attacking them.

  • Bert O Gaming
    Bert O Gaming 2 days ago

    Ya it takes me 8 hours to get from my house to my north cottage in Michigan, and I’m not even that far south! So don’t underestimate the size.

  • JRVA84
    JRVA84 2 days ago

    Tudo bem?

  • B Ry
    B Ry 2 days ago

    First tip on visiting America is DO NOT COME VISIT AMERICA.

    Stay away, far far away. We don't want you here so cancel that flight and stay where you belong

  • Magic Gnome
    Magic Gnome 2 days ago

    Don't abort

  • Joyce Taylor
    Joyce Taylor 2 days ago

    @1 BST TIP: Don't come while Trump is in office. It isn't safe. That asshat comes up with some bias shit everyday. He might outlaw being a redhead on any given day, next day...anybody under 5'5 is anti American ...there is just no telling and the corrupt Congress rows the Boat of Destruction for's true, go to N. least there you know what to expect Kim makes no secret of being a thug..Benedict Donald still has 1/3 of the U.S. kidding...don't come

  • itz_an_izzy me
    itz_an_izzy me 2 days ago +1

    Dont comment on Americans appearance unless if it's positive (not even, "did u get enough sleep last night? You look tired),, a lot of people here take it offensive for some reason. If you are really close to the person than it wont matter as much

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  • Logan Deserves Peanut Butter

    No, in the south, we have the hushpuppies.

  • Mike Wagner
    Mike Wagner 2 days ago

    Easy "win" in the South is to definitely use "Sir" and "Ma'am". "Thank you ma'am" or "sir"..."excuse me sir" or "ma'am". Basic Southern manners and it goes a long way to showing mutual respect, regardless of age (but particularly with middle age and older). Not quite as much in the Northern states but still a respected practice; the manners are still the same. This social grace is fading away but it's still ingrained within the US. In Chicago you will definitely get by fine with "hey, thanks".

  • Aleksandr Podyachev
    Aleksandr Podyachev 3 days ago

    My Dad drove across the U.S. He would not recommend it!

    • Aleksandr Podyachev
      Aleksandr Podyachev 2 days ago

      @Wolters World the only exception would be if your plan was to take your time on route 66, otherwise if you drive across to see each major city, you won't have enough time to see anything!

    • Wolters World
      Wolters World  2 days ago

      Yeah... neither would I it's a looooong drive

  • Blue Yellow
    Blue Yellow 3 days ago

    I don’t know which America you live in with regards to food, but I don’t think food in the restaurants or stores is cheap. As an American, I cannot afford to eat in restaurants every day,. There’s a great misconception that Americans don’t eat at home, they only go out. Somewhat true but for a small percentage of people.
    For tourists, I would recommend to go to Starbucks or any other place with free WiFi and use Yelp for finding good and inexpensive restaurants.

  • lionel goldstein
    lionel goldstein 3 days ago

    I don’t tip The owner must pay his staff a livable wage Tipping is demeaning to both the person receiving the tip and the person giving the tip

    • gustavo garcia
      gustavo garcia 3 days ago

      Pass a law forcing restaurants to pay higher wages. Untill then tip.

  • Nikhil Yadav
    Nikhil Yadav 3 days ago +1

    Too bad i have a weird fetish of touching americans

  • John Doe
    John Doe 3 days ago

    Fun watching this to see what stuff I do thats different than in the rest of the world

  • Rob Ode
    Rob Ode 3 days ago +1

    Can confirm, a Chinese tourist once grabbed a black man's hair and was shot in my town. I'm not surprised, touch me and I'd shoot someone too

  • Logan Cressler
    Logan Cressler 3 days ago

    I think this is the same in many cultures around the world, but you will hear Americans slam our own government, leaders, laws, other Americans, whatever. Dont join in, you dont have the right and many times they will come back at you defending what they were just slamming. Its the same in many countries, people feel like you cant have an opinion if you dont have experience with it. So just steer clear of insulting other peoples country or culture when you are in their country. The exception being Canada, most Americans will make fun of Canadians. Its like a highschool rivalry type thing

  • Nathan Cordner
    Nathan Cordner 3 days ago

    I live in ct!!

  • Lydia S
    Lydia S 3 days ago

    I live in the southwest US and when someone says “how are you?” They expect you to say “good, you?” And they say good.... even if you’re feeling bad you’re expected to say “good”

  • Horatio Nelson
    Horatio Nelson 3 days ago

    9:15 Colonial Williamsburg, in Virginia. I highly recommended that place for anyone who is interested in learning about early United States History.

  • Abel Baltazar
    Abel Baltazar 3 days ago

    Don’t be scared of California

  • Iraq Mapping
    Iraq Mapping 3 days ago

    Rule don't say your Muslim or you get hit unless your in Texas

    • Iraq Mapping
      Iraq Mapping 3 days ago

      I'm Muslim and that happened but i live in Texas and I'm safe

  • Harvard
    Harvard 3 days ago

    In America we use glazed donuts per bald eagle

  • Harvard
    Harvard 3 days ago

    Touch me and I eat your liver -Kevin James 2056

  • Harvard
    Harvard 3 days ago

    Say the n word and I’ll make your penIS into a penWAS

  • Kenneth yates
    Kenneth yates 4 days ago

    What are you trying to get visitors killed ? Stay the hell away from atlanta or other major cities if your white btw i smoke a pack a day am 65 no health issues either you dumbass but you personally should stay the hell out of texas

  • IceFox_FireFox
    IceFox_FireFox 4 days ago

    When you live in NY you kind of get used to being squished and you don't really get a space bubble lmao.

  • Christina Kuhl
    Christina Kuhl 4 days ago

    Hahaha it will be interesting as a German to get "over the top" service in a US restaurant because in Germany the service nearly everywhere is .. lets say ..CAUTIOUSY POLITE if anything.. :D

  • Cesar M.
    Cesar M. 4 days ago

    I tip 10 percent and thats pushing it.

  • droidzilla22
    droidzilla22 4 days ago

    FYI there are a few states without sales tax like Oregon and Delaware.

  • C&F
    C&F 4 days ago +1

    Wolter: Don't.Get.Sick.
    Visitor: *coughs and catches fever* "I'm trying!"

  • whthrtln
    whthrtln 4 days ago +1

    The Mario Batali we need

  • Alec Bailey
    Alec Bailey 4 days ago

    Heres one last tip, when you visit a city, DO NOT DRIVE. The traffic in cities is absolutely ridiculous.

  • Foxtrot Hotel
    Foxtrot Hotel 4 days ago

    Nice snap of the Rock of Cashel at around 9 minutes. I'm Irish and love that place. I've never visited the US, but it's really rude to assume there's no culture there. Even contemporary US culture is fairly dominant.

  • Marcello SDLT
    Marcello SDLT 5 days ago

    The biggest don't in America:
    Don't catch you slippin' up

  • j miller
    j miller 5 days ago

    Best advice -- nobody knows ANY language except English. Ok, a little Spanish. But nobody ANYWHERE will know WTF you're saying in Swedish or Lithuanian or even French or German.

  • Racool
    Racool 5 days ago +1

    What maniacs drives all the way through!!!!

  • Racool
    Racool 5 days ago


    • newyorkcat
      newyorkcat 4 days ago

      i don't mind being touched but you MUST be hot AF, no exceptions

  • Christopher Jones
    Christopher Jones 5 days ago

    There are a lot of don'ts in America compared to everywhere else because we have less freedom, except for financially we are well off, but it may be very expensive for someone else with their currency. It is very easy to get arrested when visiting here for possibly the most laws in the world that almost never get repealed, but constantly made. The good news is, even though guns are legal for most people, and most people don't carry a gun, is you are pretty safe here compared to most countries. Probably the reason for this is how strict and unfree our government is on the citizen's with severe time behind bars, fines, and record that can haunt citizens for the rest of their lives to where they may not be able to be employed even decades later. I have heard many stories of visitors being arrested and not being able to go back to their country when it is time to catch the plane.

  • It's Life
    It's Life 5 days ago

    If you buy cigarettes in Texas the law just changed from 18 to 21.(only in Texas though)

    • valerie alwood
      valerie alwood 2 days ago

      It's 21 in Texas now???? I didn't know that and I live in SAT

  • scott l
    scott l 5 days ago

    90% of Europeans watching still won't tip.

  • Jo Hig
    Jo Hig 5 days ago +3

    I got rattled by the British guy asking me "are you alright?" It urns out they don't expect an answer, just like we don't expect an answer when we hear, "Hi, how are you?"

  • Kathy Petersen
    Kathy Petersen 5 days ago

    Personal space. don't stand behind or in front of someone less than a couple feet distance away. Good advice check out and eat at the local hole in the wall restaurants/"spots"

  • Adrian Lobo
    Adrian Lobo 5 days ago +1

    I’m American and I’m watching this I guess we really are obsessed with ourselves

  • oh yeah yeah
    oh yeah yeah 5 days ago

    Im learning what not to do in the country i live in 😂

  • SpokenMindRecordzEnt

    A great tourist attraction will be the hills where they have eyes 👀 😂

  • IAm Nani
    IAm Nani 5 days ago

    Also if you come to America don’t expect to get called a racial slur or get harass it’s more down south but it also happens in the north, east, west

    • Rebecca Hughes
      Rebecca Hughes 5 days ago

      I'm from the South. MS to be exact but we dont harass anyone regardless of race or sexual orientation for the most part. There are some yes but it's very few and far between. That stereotype drives me crazy! Lol

  • IAm Nani
    IAm Nani 5 days ago +1

    If you come to Minnesota if you pay 1$ it will be plus tax 1.7$

  • Epicwizardcat
    Epicwizardcat 5 days ago

    Remember that in the United States we don’t use Celsius. Water freezes at 32 degrees, water boils at 212 degrees.

  • Epicwizardcat
    Epicwizardcat 5 days ago

    If you touch an American they likely wont be too offended. They might think it’s weird tho

  • TheZombiesAreComing
    TheZombiesAreComing 5 days ago

    6:04 isnt entirely true, smoking laws varries between each state. Here is an example of Missouri's smoking laws
    Some states are more tolerant of smoking than others and West Virginia has next to no smoking laws.
    On the topic of restraunts, they tend to vary on if they allow smoking in not, if they allow smoking they'll often have no smoking zones.

  • Epicwizardcat
    Epicwizardcat 5 days ago

    I don’t agree with the cigarette thing. If I see someone smoking I don’t give a crap.

  • zaim abdrrahm
    zaim abdrrahm 5 days ago

    Thank you very much for explaining the beautiful

  • ConstantCompanion
    ConstantCompanion 5 days ago

    One caveat. We typically don't tip at buffets, fast food, or any places where there isn't any real waitstaff. Nor do we tip if we get neglected or overlooked, but services rendered are always rewarded.
    And we smile. A lot. Most people I encounter overseas find this very surprising. We're very friendly. In fact, the closer you get to the West Coast, the friendlier they get. I'll talk to somebody in a grocery line. I don't care.
    And, one deviation. When you come to the West Coast, Oregon in particular, regarding measurements? It's not uncommon for someone to describe the distance from point A to point B in time. So, if you ask me how far Eugene is from Salem I will say about 2 hours.
    One last thing that I ran into while working for a resort. In the United States a doctor is a medical professional. A professor teaches in a school. No matter how much they know about their specialty, they are not medical professionals. I learned in Germany it's the other way around. We actually lost a guest because he misunderstood what a doctor was.

  • Comical Noob
    Comical Noob 5 days ago

    I might just stay here in Europe this is too much for me to remember 😂

    • Rebecca Hughes
      Rebecca Hughes 5 days ago

      By all means visit. We wont bite your head off for not understanding our culture. We will explain it to you or ask what you're trying to say. We are a friendly people.

  • joynthis
    joynthis 5 days ago

    Don't know what your experience is, but I can't get Euro visitors to touch me. Maybe if I start smoking . . .

  • Husky King's Royal Games

    10:46 Did that guy in the background raise his middle finger? XD

  • Aniel Sardjoe
    Aniel Sardjoe 6 days ago +1

    I don't talk about politics or sports or history of USA I live in Amsterdam

  • tajae shore
    tajae shore 6 days ago +1

    I watch this to see if he got it right
    100% A+ (:

  • Onkel Marvin
    Onkel Marvin 6 days ago

    " Watching the intro add with a guy being dropped from a tower……………………… I the only one thinking Hans Gruber from Die Hard " ?????

  • ThePackMan
    ThePackMan 6 days ago +2

    quick thing mate, can you use foreign driving licenses as ID stil?

  • Nick Kruse
    Nick Kruse 6 days ago +1

    big facts!

  • thaddeus buttmunch
    thaddeus buttmunch 6 days ago

    Know the Good and Bad areas of our Cities

  • Mint Bunnies
    Mint Bunnies 6 days ago

    Yes. We don’t use the Metric system. Yes we know it’s stupid. Are we gonna change it? Nah. Best learn Fahrenheit when traveling because chances of you finding someone or something who uses metric is extremely low