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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 of… Read More…

5 Ways To Get Kicked Off Flights
Airlines & Airports / Etiquette

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 you’re… Read More…

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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…

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…