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Etiquette

Travel Tip: Learning Local Languages
Cultural Immersion / Etiquette / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Learning Local Languages

If there’s something that transforms someone from being a tourist to a traveler, it’s learning the local language.  But what you really want to do is skip the text book… Read More…

How to Avoid Culture Shock on Your First Trip to India
Asia / Cultural Immersion / Etiquette / India & Central Asia / Travel News

How to Avoid Culture Shock on Your First Trip to India

Many dream of exotic destinations, but aren’t fully prepared for the realities they face. When Kayla Torgerson first went to northern India, she experienced the requisite culture shock but soon… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Cell Phone Etiquette
Culture / Etiquette / Europe / France & Belgium / Spain & Portugal / Video Travel Tips / Videos

Video Travel Tip: Cell Phone Etiquette

Will you be the subject of angry glares if you answer you cell phone?  If you’re in a foreign city, it’s entirely possible. A study by the University of Surrey… Read More…

Global Guide To Gestures, Body Language and Travel Etiquette
Culture / Etiquette / Middle East / Travel News

Global Guide To Gestures, Body Language and Travel Etiquette

Remember when George Bush, Sr. tried to give the peace sign during a visit to Australia in the 1990s and ended up insulting the entire crowd? There are a lot… Read More…

5 Ways To Get Kicked Off Flights
Airlines & Airports / Etiquette / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

5 Ways To Get Kicked Off Flights

After a string of high-profile incidents of passengers being booted from airplanes, it seems like it doesn’t take very much to get escorted off a flight these days. But if… Read More…

Culinary Q&A: Southern Cuisine, Farmers’ Markets and Recipes with Atlanta Foodie Nealey Dozier
Culinary Travel / Etiquette / South / Travel News

Culinary Q&A: Southern Cuisine, Farmers’ Markets and Recipes with Atlanta Foodie Nealey Dozier

Georgians do love their sweet tea and all things fried, but also there’s a growing return to historic, local and seasonal cuisine. Travel correspondent Jordan Whitley interviews Southern food blogger… Read More…

Etiquette / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Dining Etiquette Abroad

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, one of the fastest ways to offend your host is to make a mistake at the dinner table. Dining etiquette isn’t so much… Read More…

Etiquette / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: International Hand Gestures

If you thought not knowing the local language caused communication problems, try using the wrong hand gestures in a foreign country! There are some classic mistakes out there, so here’s… Read More…

Airlines & Airports / Etiquette / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airplane Etiquette

If there’s one thing that drives frequent fliers nuts, it’s being around other passengers who just don’t follow basic airplane etiquette. Here are some rules of the road that you… Read More…

Etiquette / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Dining Table Etiquette Lessons

Travel Tip: Dining Table Etiquette Lessons Whether you’re traveling across the world, or across the street, proper etiquette at the dining table is an important skill. The good news is… Read More…

The Dual Roles of Flight Attendants: Safety Enforcer Vs. Flying Waitress
Airlines & Airports / Etiquette / Travel News / Travel Safety

The Dual Roles of Flight Attendants: Safety Enforcer Vs. Flying Waitress

For the second week in a row, the actions of a flight attendant set off an intense national debate about the conflicting responsibilities of cabin crew members. Required to be… Read More…