• Travel Etiquette
    Tourists Won’t Stop Swimming in Rome’s Fountains

    Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain is great for sightseeing, great for selfies, and—if you’re Fendi—great for fashion shows. But it’s less great for going swimming. Two tourists from California were fined €450—about $500—each after Italian authorities caught them reenacting that famed scene from Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. The two are only the latest visitors to […]

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    These Are the All-time Worst Hotel Guests

    If resorts, inns and bungalows are a grand experiment in communal living, there are plenty of ways for that experiment to go horribly wrong. From guests who insist on walking barefoot through the lobby, to couples who decide to have an ear-splitting fight in the hallway in the middle of the night, hotels are rife […]

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    The 10 Worst People on Your Airplane

    There are different levels to how awful one can be. And these different levels of horridness come out when trapped on board an airplane for hours at a time. Expedia recently released the results of its annual airplane etiquette study and using survey data from more than 1,000 American passengers, they ranked the absolute worst […]

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    5 etiquette tips for traveling in Asia

    American travelers often get a bad rap around the world for being rude, loud, and gullible. While these stereotypes are in no way representative of the entire American population, many travelers find themselves unsure how to behave in certain countries. No matter where you decide to visit, it’s important to research the local culture and […]

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    How to tip on a European vacation

    When it comes to traveling abroad, there is one thing that typically has Americans scratching their heads—tipping. While adding an additional 20 percent to your bill is custom in the United States, there are many countries where a tip is not necessary. Make sure to research the destination before arrival or simply ask a local […]