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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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.

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