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Travel Tip: International Hand Gestures
Destinations / 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…

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Etiquette / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Where You Can Take Dinner 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 kids can now get hands-on lessons during… Read More…

The Golden Rules of Airplane Etiquette
Airlines & Airports / Etiquette

The Golden Rules of Airplane Etiquette

Road warriors and flight crew alike agree that sometimes it seems as if airline passengers check their manners and common sense at the ticket counter, along with their luggage. Correspondent… Read More…

Travel Tip: Homestay Etiquette & Advice
Etiquette / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Homestay Etiquette & Advice

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…

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Etiquette / Travel Tips

Global Etiquette & Laws On Photography

Sure, taking pictures on your vacation is a no-brainer. But watch out, or you may inadvertently be breaking the law. Did you know it’s technically illegal to take a picture… Read More…

Homestay Vacation Guide & What To Expect
Culture / Etiquette / Hotels & Accommodations

Homestay Vacation Guide & What To Expect


When staying in a local’s home—whether it’s arranged through an organized program or through a social-networking connection, it’s important to remember some basic rules of planning and etiquette to make… Read More…

Great Cape Escapes: Tips for Traveling South Africa by Car
Africa / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette

Great Cape Escapes: Tips for Traveling South Africa by Car

Cape Town, South Africa, with its stellar scenery and stirring history, has been getting increased attention as South Africa gets ready to host soccer’s World Cup in the summer of… Read More…

Want Better Service? Tips on Looking and Acting Like a Local
Ask the Locals / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette

Want Better Service? Tips on Looking and Acting Like a Local

“Excuse me, do you know where there is a decent place to eat around here?” When traveling in a foreign land, nothing is more flattering than being mistaken for a… Read More…

America’s Gypsy: Discovering South Asia in New York’s Jackson Heights, Queens
Asia / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette / India & Central Asia / Shopping / Solo Travel / Stories & Personal Journals / USA

America’s Gypsy: Discovering South Asia in New York’s Jackson Heights, Queens

Ana Berry, America’s Gypsy, explores America’s most fascinating ethnic neighborhoods. From LA’s Koreatown to Puerto Rico in Chicago, her travels take her to ends of the earth that are right… Read More…

Will Topless Tanning Become a Relic of France’s Past?
Beach Vacations / Culture / Etiquette / Europe

Will Topless Tanning Become a Relic of France’s Past?

That classic French pastime, topless sunbathing, is apparently on the way out as millions of younger French women reconsider the wisdom of prancing around near-naked on the nation’s beaches. Citing… Read More…

Dispatch from Dubai, Part Five: Beyond the Borders In Oman
Adventure Travel & Sports / Beach Vacations / Culture / Etiquette / Luxury Travel / Middle East / Stories & Personal Journals

Dispatch from Dubai, Part Five: Beyond the Borders In Oman

As our SUV bounced and jostled up the winding dirt road, I tried to keep my eyes on the hilltop in order to quell the rising tide of nausea that… Read More…

Dispatch from Dubai, Part 3: Dispelling Middle Eastern Myths
Beach Vacations / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette / Luxury Travel / Middle East / Stories & Personal Journals

Dispatch from Dubai, Part 3: Dispelling Middle Eastern Myths

PeterGreenberg.com’s Karen Elowitt recently flew to Dubai for a more in-depth look at the city she once covered in a day. When I told friends that I was going to… Read More…

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Doha, Qatar
Adventure Travel & Sports / Business Travel / Culture / Entertainment / Etiquette / Golf / Luxury Travel / Middle East / Museums / Restaurants

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Doha, Qatar

David Latt traveled from Seattle to Qatar on the delivery flight of a new 777-200LR that would join Qatar Airways’ fleet.   In his final installment of the Qatar Chronicles, he… Read More…

Tips on Avoiding the Ugly American Stereotype

Culture / Etiquette / Middle East / Stories & Personal Journals / Terrorism

Tips on Avoiding the Ugly American Stereotype


My roommate drank the water the night before and had just thrown up on my leg. We were so weak from the heat that we hadn’t heard a word our… Read More…