7 Things American Travelers Need to Understand

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7. Don’t Make It Bad for Your Fellow Americans Following Your Path

Obnoxious. Rude. Cheap. Following behind an American with those kinds of unpleasant qualities can mean you pay the price, whether in reduced quality services and products or higher priced goods. Be polite and avoid contributing to the American bad name. This will make not only your trip more pleasant, but it just might make it better for the next visiting American.

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More Things to Understand:

Doing advance research to familiarize yourself with local laws, customs and social culture can go a long way in making your overseas trip more enjoyable. Having your spending budget planned out, preparing ahead of time for currency exchange and knowing locally accepted payment methods can also keep your travel expenses is good order — all making your trip more positive.

The most important thing to keep in mind when traveling overseas, however, is to enjoy the moment, and be nice. Most people can be won over with a smile, and traveling overseas to a new place is a chance to make new connections with people and create memories that will last a lifetime.



This Is the Fastest Way to Get through Customs

No one enjoys lines, and custom lines are some of the worst. The hundreds of confused flyers with paperwork in hand is daunting, but what if I told you that you can bypass that line for free – without paying for Global Entry? Whether you travel internationally 30 times a year or once a year, you’ll love the app. The Mobile Passport Control app speeds up the process of filling out and processing your U.S. immigration paperwork. This little-known app gets you your own line, away from the crowds, and lets you get to baggage claim that much quicker – likely before your baggage!

14 Ways to Spot a Frequent Traveler

The moment someone goes on their first trip and gets a taste of freedom and adventure, everything changes. They yearn for more travel, and the more they do it, the more experienced they become. It eventually gets to a point where travel is part of their lives, and it pretty much influences every decision they make. Even though you can find many different types of travelers and styles of traveling, there are some characteristics all frequent travelers share.

The Best Gifts for Travelers

If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.