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7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting the Thai Islands

Beach at the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand/Oyster Covering more than 1,400 islands between the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea, the Thai islands are a one-of-a-kind destination. These islands’ pristine beaches, shimmering sea, and remarkable limestone cliffs haven’t gone unnoticed by the travel community. Despite their popularity, many first-time visitors still fall prey…

13 Things You Should Never Do in Japan

Ordering street food in Harajuku, Tokyo.In a country with a unique culture like Japan, visitors can feel daunted by the rules and social norms that regulate public life and interpersonal relations. Foreigners visiting Japan are not expected to be familiar with Japanese etiquette, but knowing a few basics will go a long way in helping…

11 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, comprising five villages, is known around the world for its stunning scenery and epic hiking. In the last 20 years or so, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore have morphed from sleepy fishing villages built into the cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea to some of the most popular tourist destinations in…

13 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Florida Vacation

Florida is famed for its beaches, theme parks, sunny weather, and delicious seafood, but as much as you think you know about the Sunshine State, there’s just as much that you don’t. Here are 13 easy-to-make mistakes (that are just as easy to avoid) when visiting Florida. However, the biggest mistake would be to not…

10 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Florida Keys Vacation

If you’ve never been to the Florida Keys, it’s easy to lump this beautiful collection of islands — well, cays, actually — with the rest of Florida. After all, they are the Florida Keys. Unfortunately, expecting the same sort of vibe, landscapes, and wildlife found on the mainland might lead to some big disappointments. Luckily,…

12 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Sicily Vacation

View from Hotel Villa Sonia, Castelmola The Italian island of Sicily is a fascinating place to visit. A rich medley of ancient civilizations, Sicily offers Greek ruins, splendid cathedrals, and atmospheric street markets on one mountainous landmass. Here, you can visit Baroque towns clinging to hilltops, calm bays with sparkling blue water, and the decadent,…