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Useful traveler discount cards in US?

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1. Posted by SpaceCadet (Full Member 70 posts) 11y

How useful is the International Student Identity Card and the YHA card in the US? Please suggest others that are widely acceptable in the US for free entrance or discount. Thanks in advance.

Audrey

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

http://www.isic.org/sisp/index.htm?fx=isic.discounts.country&card.type=ISIC&country.code=US
This lists all the places in the US that it is good for. It doesn't look like much, and it is scattered all over the country.
I hate to say it..but the US isn't too great for travel discounts. It is not travel-friendly UNLESS you are driving or flying.
:(
Good Luck on your trip Audrey!

3. Posted by SpaceCadet (Full Member 70 posts) 11y

Thanks Cupcake. I am doing a survey on how useful is the ISIC and also trying to figure out ways to trim my traveling expenses. I will be in New York at end of next month for 4 months, volunteering with YMCA. Any other suggestion is most welcome. Thanks.

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Are you staying in New York the entire time? The YMCA is a reputable organization:) Are you staying in hostels or hotels? New York is one of the few places in the US that it is easy to get around in...Our public transportation leaves much to be desired. Only a few of the larger cities have any kind of useful bus routes. Amtrak(train) and Greyhound (long distance bus) have limited routes and schedules. If you have any specific question, I will try to answer them, or find someone who can. TPers are a friendly and helpful bunch! :)

5. Posted by SpaceCadet (Full Member 70 posts) 11y

Thanks again. I will be in NYC for a week during the orientation and will then be based in North Carolina for 3 months as a volunteer at this place called Arapahoe. My accomodation is taken care off during that period *phew*. After that, I plan to travel on my own.

Cupcake: TPers are a friendly and helpful bunch!

Couldn't agree more!!

6. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 11y

Do you have to be an American citizen to get a Triple A membership? I've used the daylights out of mine. Costs about $50 for a year-long membership, but it's good for a ton of stuff--hotel discounts, auto towing/lockouts, rental discounts, even discounts to certain theme parks and other stuff. I've even used it for hotels in other countries.

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I could only find AAA by state and Canada, I sent them an email asking if you had to be a citizen....I will keep you posted;)

8. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 11y

Audrey,

What dates are you going to be in NYC? If you need a place to stay you are welcome to stay at the house... It's a bit outside the city, and I'll actually probably be gone, but Christina is there and I can put you two in touch if you like.

Either way, let me know when you're going to be in town, if I am back in the states by then I'll make it a point to come hang out for a day or two if you want.

Ian