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The 10 Worst People You’ll See at the Airport
Etiquette

The 10 Worst People You’ll See at the Airport

Travel etiquette is not just about what happens in-flight–though there are bad travelers here, there and everywhere. Good behavior is important at every stage of the travel process, including the… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette / Know Before You Go / Middle East / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East

Does traveling to the Middle East as a woman mean wearing a burqa (or an abaya)? Not necessarily. In the Middle East, following dressing etiquette can be essential to your… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Friendliest Countries For Travelers
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Travel Tip: The Friendliest Countries For Travelers

Ever travel to another country and get the feeling you’re not wanted? Turns out, it may not be you. A recent study from The World Economic Forum ranked countries on… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Behave When You Fly
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Know Before You Go: How to Behave When You Fly

When it comes to air travel, we’re all in it together. And one bad traveler can ruin a flight for everyone. Bad travel etiquette can be as noticeable as loud… Read More…

The 10 Worst People To Sit Next to on a Plane
Airlines & Airports / Etiquette / Travel News

The 10 Worst People To Sit Next to on a Plane

Sartre was the first to say hell is other people. And never has that adage been more true than when you fly. Here are the 10 worst passengers in air… Read More…

How Rude! The Nicest vs Most Unfriendly Countries for Travel
Culture / Etiquette / Travel News

How Rude! The Nicest vs Most Unfriendly Countries for Travel

We all have opinions on the most welcoming places in the world, but there is an actual study to gauge friendliness. World Economic Forum’s “Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report” ranked… Read More…

A First Time Guide to Understanding Turkey
Culinary Travel / Culture / Destinations / Etiquette / Europe / Middle East / Museums / Spa Travel / Travel News

A First Time Guide to Understanding Turkey

Labor Day has come and gone and we’re heading into the final months of 2012. Instead of focusing on fall foliage or the Christmas holidays, Peter wants you to maximize… Read More…

Travel Tip: Homestay 101
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Homestay 101

One way to really get a local experience when you travel is to stay in someone’s home instead of a hotel. But that can also make for a truly awkward… Read More…

Heather Poole & The Secret World of Flight Attendants
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Heather Poole & The Secret World of Flight Attendants

Every week we report on all the craziness that goes on up in the air, but we rarely get to hear from the first person on the scene—the flight attendant…. Read More…

The Top 5 International Travel Myths & Stereotypes Debunked
Asia / Car Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Destinations / Etiquette / India & Central Asia / Middle East / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

The Top 5 International Travel Myths & Stereotypes Debunked

Don’t let old cliches and cultural biases influence how you see the world. Not all Brazilians are skinny, not all Asians prefer bicycles and no the Middle East isn’t a… Read More…

The Most Common Etiquette Mistakes Americans Make In France
Cultural Immersion / Etiquette / Europe / France & Belgium / Travel News

The Most Common Etiquette Mistakes Americans Make In France

Last week’s contest opened a can of worms in terms of airplane etiquette. Turns out the bad behavior doesn’t stop when the plane touches down. And mistakes become even more… Read More…