Don’t stick out. Leave your family heirlooms and designer luggage at home, or you’ll be a victim.
Less is more, so you always have room to bring back gifts from your travels.
Be mindful of snapping shots in museums or sacred places where it’s not allowed.
Learn as much as you can about the country you will be visiting.
Always learn the language of the land, even if it’s only hello, goodbye, or how do I get to the train station?
Every country is different when it comes to the dress code. Learn them.
Mind Your Manners
While on tour, at restaurants, public transportation, and hotels.
Remember that you’re just a visitor, so keep your manners in check wherever you go so you’ll be welcomed back.
Know the tipping rules by country; some may be included in the check.
Every country has them, so respect them, keep them to yourself, and leave your opinions at home.