Tips for taxi drivers vary in different countries

How to Tip Like a Local Around the World

Tipping is a core part of U.S. culture, but when traveling abroad, your standard tipping system might not fit the customs of your destination. Every country is different, but don't stress out over this detail. Avoid tipping blunders by learning what to expect in popular locations around the world. Europe At about 5 to 10 percent of your bill, restaurant...

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5 Packing Tips for Family Beach Vacations

Sand, surf, and the sun make the beach an ideal destination for a fun-filled family vacation. Build sandcastles, ride the waves, and make memories that last a lifetime while relaxing and enjoying time with your family. Packing is never fun, but a trip to the beach could be anything but sunny if you aren't prepared. For the ultimate packing strategy,...

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Plan with children to ensure a kid-friendly vacation

How to Plan a Vacation Your Kids Will Love

Vacations are memorable experiences in children's lives, and you want them to be remembered for the right reasons. Choose kid-friendly locations and activities for trips to avoid the tantrums, complaints, and boredom that ruin family fun. Following a few simple tips helps you relax and enjoy the unforgettable trip your family deserves. Pick Destinations with Kid Appeal A kid-friendly vacation...

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5 Items Most Travelers Forget to Pack

Often stressful and never fun, packing for business or pleasure is always a challenge. It's easy to forget essential items, even when using a packing checklist. Several key items deserve a spot in your suitcase but are often forgotten. Be sure to pack these five travel essentials: 1. Reusable Water Bottle Hydration is important when traveling. Stow an empty water...

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