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16 Things You Shouldn’t Ask Hotel Staff

Think twice before asking these questions at a hotel that may come across as rude, unsafe, or unrealistic—and ultimately won't get you the results you're after.

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Tourists, Stop Ignoring the Ethics of Travel Photography

Traveling responsibly means a lot more than keeping a low carbon footprint and avoiding plastic water bottles.


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I Was a Hotel Housekeeper for Years—Here’s What I Know About You

Think your hotel housekeeper doesn't notice everything? Think again.


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The Etiquette Rules of Getting Up to Use the Airplane Bathroom (When Your Neighbor Is Asleep)

Quit awkwardly holding your bladder and follow this etiquette expert's advice.


10 Common Hand Gestures That Are Rude in Other Countries

Just as slang words, table manners, and other common customs vary greatly from nation to nation, so do rude gestures....

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13 Things You Should Never Do at the Airport

You may know not to wave around a firearm or joke about having a bomb in your carry-on. But it's...



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14 Road Trip Etiquette Rules Most People Ignore—But Shouldn’t

Road tripping promises adventure on the open road, and the only thing standing between you and a good time is...


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The Unspoken Etiquette Rules of Reclining Your Airplane Seat

How you recline makes all the difference.


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12 Unspoken Etiquette Rules of RV Camping

RV camping in the great outdoors is a great way to spend time with your family. Whether you are in...

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Case Closed: Here’s Who Gets the Middle-Seat Armrests on Planes

We asked etiquette experts and they all came to the same conclusion: The person in the middle seat gets control...


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10 Rude Manners That Are Actually Polite in Other Countries

Think it's impolite to burp after a meal? Think again. What may be a no-no at an American dinner table...



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10 Things Polite People Don’t Do on Airplanes

When you're in travel mode, following your own schedule and keeping all sorts of little details straight, it can be...


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12 Etiquette Rules You Must Follow When Traveling with Friends

Follow this advice to make sure you end the trip still friends with each other.

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11 Driving Etiquette Rules You Forgot Since Driver’s Ed

It may have been 10, 20, or 30 years or more since you got your license. Take our refresher course...


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How to Be Polite in 15 Different Countries

Here's why you shouldn't give knives in China, jump a line in England, or admire a watch in Fiji—and why...


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This Is How Much You Should Tip the Hotel’s Housekeeping Staff

We polled an international etiquette consultant to clear up the confusion about tipping housekeeping staff at the end of your...


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10 Little Etiquette Rules for Flying on an Airplane

Being a polite passenger starts with just a few easy steps.



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9 Etiquette Rules About Tipping You Should Know Before You Travel the World

Tipping can be confusing as the protocol varies by country. In some parts of the world, tipping can be considered...


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Airplanes Are Now Giving Out “Yellow Cards”—Here’s What That Means

Let's face it: Flying might as well be considered a sport, considering how much effort it takes just to get...


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8 Unspoken Etiquette Rules for Using a Public Restroom

Using a public bathroom isn't just an exercise in being quiet and using your leg muscles to hover elegantly—it's also...

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