When my husband asked me if I would like to go to New York City, I thought he was joking at first. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to go there for several days to watch a couple of Broadway shows and to go shopping. My aunt used to go there when she was still alive, and I fell in love with the stories she had told me about this gorgeous city. My husband told me that he had looked up some information and found out that all we needed was an ESTA USA application to travel to America.

I did not even know what ESTA meant, and he told me it just means Electronic System for Travel Authorization. It is just a very easy to way to determine eligibility to enter the United States. I figured that it would take a lot more than just filling out a simple form, but then I realized the strides that must have taken place since the terrorist attacks in New York City back in 2001. He told me that he had found a company that would help us with getting approved with this visa waiver program.

The process was a lot easier and quicker than I thought it would take. It took us maybe five minutes to fill out the forms, if that. It was inexpensive to have them process it for us. It was also nice that they looked over the forms to make sure there were no errors like typos or incorrect information on it. We made our travel arrangements the same week, and I knew that this was something we were going to do at least once every couple of years. We had such a blast in The Big Apple, and I know that was possible because of the ESTA program.