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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…

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Seoul, South Korea
Asia / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette / Shopping / South & North Korea

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Seoul, South Korea

With more than 23 million people living in the Seoul area, the Korean capital city proves itself as a thriving and electric megalopolis. Seoul is comprised of several distinct districts,… Read More…

Grateful Traveler: Mount Bromo
Culture / Etiquette / Stories & Personal Journals

Grateful Traveler: Mount Bromo

On the itinerary of many a world traveler is greeting the sunrise from the top of Indonesia’s Mount Bromo. It’s considered a kind of spiritual must-do. But the downside of… Read More…

Montage Laguna Beach
Etiquette / Family/Kids Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotels That Offer Etiquette Lessons

Emily Post would tell you that having good manners is still an important skill. Here are some ways for you to brush up on proper etiquette, even when you’re on… Read More…

Tips to Banish Culture Shock in Beijing
Asia / China / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Etiquette

Tips to Banish Culture Shock in Beijing

If you’re one of the lucky travelers heading to China for the Olympic games, you already know that there’s a certain amount of culture shock involved with going halfway around… Read More…

An Olympic Guide to Food in Beijing
Asia / China / Culinary Travel / Culture / Etiquette / Restaurants

An Olympic Guide to Food in Beijing

Whether you’re headed to China for the Olympics or beyond, one thing is for sure … “authentic” Chinese food is a world away from the stuff you probably get at… Read More…

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Studying Abroad
Culture / Eco Travel / Etiquette / Personal Travel Journals / Student Travel / Travel News / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Studying Abroad

My four-month study abroad sojourn in Stirling, Scotland was just like the pamphlets claimed: an educational immersion into a local university. But, for all the counselors, books and informational sessions… Read More…

Tips for Tipping Around the World
Culture / Etiquette / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel News

Tips for Tipping Around the World

According to all the dictionaries, tips are something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service. What we experience, however, is the expectation of a tip, whether or not… Read More…