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7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Croatia Vacation

Hotel Stari Grad, Dubrovnik Croatia is a world-class destination, filled with secluded beaches, historic towns, and stunning landscapes. It’s no wonder, then, that the country sits atop many travel bucket lists. Despite its popularity, there are plenty of mistakes travelers make when visiting this corner of Europe. Read on for our seven tips on how…

8 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in the Bahamas

For sun-deprived North Americans, the Bahamas offers an idyllic getaway with beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, and a slew of relaxing activities. It’s no surprise, then, that this is one of the Caribbean’s most popular vacation destinations. However, just like any other country, there is a list of first-timer mistakes you should avoid while visiting.…

11 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Los Angeles Vacation

Hollywood, Los Angeles Hollywood has beamed Los Angeles into movie theaters and televisions across the globe since the 1920s. No matter where you’re from, you’ve seen the City of Angels, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the top tourist destinations in the world. And Los Angeles really does have it all: sunny skies,…

10 Things You Should Never, Ever Do in the Maldives

Jumeirah Vittaveli For many, the Maldives is a dream destination. Clear turquoise waters, stunning islands, soft-sand beaches, and the far-flung location are all huge draws. Its dreamy overwater bungalows, incredible snorkeling opportunities, tropical temperatures, and picture-perfect sunsets only add to the appeal. Flights from the U.S. clock in at over 20 hours, and the cost…

10 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Aruba Vacation

Beach at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino You may think if you’ve been one to Caribbean island, you’ve been to them all. But that’s definitely not the case when it comes to Aruba. This Dutch Caribbean island is so close to South America that you can see Venezuela on clear days. Aruba offers a…

10 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in Bali

Bali is one of the world’s most popular destinations — and with good reason. Jungle-clad mountains, beautiful beaches, and a thriving ancient Hindu culture combine with warm temperatures, wild nightclubs, and yoga retreats for an epic vacation. However, there are several mistakes you can make that can either ruin your trip or prevent you from…

11 Things You Should Never Do in Chiang Mai

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai/Oyster Things you should always do in Chiang Mai: visit dazzling temples, indulge in delicious local food, and stock up on gorgeous artisanal crafts. Things you should never do in Chiang Mai: Well, keep reading. Ahead are some of the most common mistakes to make in this ancient city in northern Thailand…

10 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in Vietnam

Tell your friends and family that you’re visiting Vietnam and you’ll get a variety of responses that range from shock to envy. The country’s complicated history does its fair share of creating both mystery and misconceptions, only some of which are rooted in truth. Today, Vietnam is loaded with cosmopolitan cities, deep Buddhist culture, an…

8 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in the Amalfi Coast

View from Hotel Poseidon/Oyster You’ve likely seen those postcard-worthy pictures of the Amalfi Coast, featuring cliffside villages with colorful houses and umbrella-lined beaches. The 34-mile-long coast starts in Positano and winds to Vietri sul Mare, encompassing beautiful vistas, luxe hotels, historic cathedrals, and world-class restaurants. We suggest running, not walking, to book your getaway to…

7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in London

Westminster/Oyster London can seem like a deceptively easy trip abroad. After all, there’s no language barrier or major culture shock. Our ongoing media exchange with Great Britain — all of those BBC shows and James Bond movies — means England’s capital has a familiar, cozy feeling for most Americans. But don’t be fooled. Newbies coming…