NRI parents who are visiting their children abroad, particularly in the USA should do a little background work to avoid encountering any trouble during their travels. The lifestyle in the USA is different when compared to how NRI parents live in India. These are some resourceful tips for parents traveling to the USA for the first time.
- Be cautious: When you are traveling, or at the airport, be cautious in your interactions. There is nothing wrong in chatting with people, but you should be on the guard as you are in an unfamiliar territory. Do not hold others luggage or watch it, and take care of your luggage and carry it even while going to the rest room. Do not trust anyone and leave your luggage with them.
- While in the USA: Kids and grand-kids in the USA are very busy with their schedules. Never assume that they will be free to spend a lot of time with you. Life is fast paced and people have to work hard, which means they will be away from home for long time. You should be prepared for that and to keep yourself occupied. Keeping books to read are a good idea.