When you’re on a ship at sea, the captain is always king. You might not be lucky enough to sit at his table for dinner, but remember that you are a subject of his kingdom. For smooth sailing on the seas, remember your proper etiquette, but also keep ... Read More »
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will lead you there. —Lewis Carroll
Orange may be the new black, but India is saffron, indigo, marigold and emerald all rolled into one. The colors hit your senses at every turn, as does the sheer size ... Read More »
Whether you’re being served at a table or you serve yourself, the rules of courteous behavior still apply. Here are 10 basic rules to follow when you’re on a cruise and faced with serving yourself at a buffet.
1. Thou shall be patient in line. Buffet ... Read More »
Internationally speaking, it pays to think globally and act locally. When traveling abroad, it’s important to learn about the people and culture you are doing business with, so as not to be misunderstood or appear rude. Here are some tips for businesspeople and other visitors traveling in the ... Read More »
Uber. How many times does this word enter your vocabulary? It rarely entered mine until the personal car service Uber was formed. Now available in many major U.S. cities and in twenty-two countries, Uber allows you to book and pay for a car online or with your smartphone, ... Read More »
Japan was closed to the West for many years before the middle of the nineteenth century, and it remains a uniquely individual culture. Travelers for both business and pleasure should learn a few points of protocol before visiting Japan, as this will add greatly to the success of ... Read More »
With the anticipation of every trip comes the stress of packing for that trip. If ever a saying were true, it’s this one: Less is more. If you’ve read my book, A Traveler’s Passport to Etiquette, you’ll know the No. 1 rule for packing is to pack lightly ... Read More »
I have written a book on travel etiquette, but unfortunately, many people have not read it, and many more people are not aware of the ABC’s of travel.
Enroute to Arizona last month, I boarded a Southwest flight and was seated in section A. Travel warriors ... Read More »
Here are answers to several common travel questions:
1. Is it okay to shake hands in all countries? Don’t people in some countries hug and kiss upon greeting? In most cultures, people shake hands. But it all depends on where you are in the world. In ... Read More »
Anyone who visits department stores, shopping malls or lives in a metropolitan city, encounters the ups and downs of elevators and escalators in office buildings, subways, and the like. Refresh yourself with these rules of common courtesy the next time you go for a ride.
Escalators... Read More »