I’ll be flying to the US (Boston) next week. I’ve never been to North America. What should I, a naive and innocent European, look out for? Culturally, legally, something else? Are you really expected to directly pay the wage of a server? Will you be shot 217 times if you look at a police officer in a weird way?

Tell me everything I need to know that isn’t obvious to someone used to countries like the Netherlands and Germany.

Also, for Boston after arriving at the airport: taxi or Uber? Also: are there toll roads anywhere and, if so, do you need special passes?

This, very roughly, will be our route. Plus Portsmouth, but due to google maps limitation I cut that one out of the map. Airbnb almost all the time.