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  1. , this is the worst time to visit the northern part of the country.
  2. You will probably spend most of your winter inside the house.
  3. My grandfather was a to door salesman when he was younger.
  4. In the winter you can see the highway, but in the summer there is too much and you can't see anything.
  5. We always have a lot of food at family parties, like meat, potatoes and what .
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#528 U.S. Travel Tips

Tres talk about when to visit the U.S.

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Lots of people might want to know when is the best time to visit the United States season-wise.

The best time to visit 'season-wise' is the referring to the best season to visit in terms of weather at that time.  Notice the following:

  1. Season-wise, the summer is my favorite, but my favorite month is December.
  2. He was not appropriately dressed season-wise.  You do not wear shorts in the winter.

the fall months

The amazing food that’s associated with the fall months.

The months that are part of autumn or fall.  In the northern hemisphere, these are September, October and November.  Notice the following:

  1. The weather is the best during the fall months, especially when the leaves change color.
  2. You need to wear a sweater at night during the fall months.

door to door

For example, Halloween, we go door to door trick-or-treating.

To go from 'door to door' means to travel from one house to the next, knocking on doors.  Children in the United States do this on Halloween to get lots of candy.  Notice the following:

  1. He rode his bicycle to go door to door more quickly.
  2. Instead of calling customers, the salesman preferred to go door to door.

what have you

Some other families have chop-suey, what have you, and there’s also the tofu-turkey.

'What have you' is used to refer to a number of other options that don't need to be mentioned to make a point.  Notice the following:

  1. The room was full of garbage, candy wrappers and what have you.
  2. The house was beautifully decorated with expensive rugs, large mirrors and what have you.


In the fall it’s a great time to visit the outdoors in the United States. You have fall foliage.

'Foliage' refers to plants, trees, bushes or things with leaves.  Notice the following:

  1. The foliage outside her house is so thick that she can't see her neighbor's house.
  2. There was a lot of foliage growing around the old building.


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