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7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in Jamaica

Tensing Pen Resort, Negril/OysterBreathtaking turquoise water, a lively nightlife scene, and warm weather year-round are just some of the major pros of Jamaica. The Caribbean island is a popular travel destination for anyone from well-heeled honeymooners to budget-conscious families, and there are numerous destinations and hotels within the country to choose from. However, first-time travelers…

6 Things You Should Never Do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip/Oyster Las Vegas welcomed over 42 million visitors in 2017 alone, and usually makes the top five most-visited U.S. destinations list every year. Much of the city was designed to keep tourists happy (and spending cash) and it is, indeed, a great place to party, eat, shop, gamble, and gawk at the neon…

9 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in Santorini

Grounds at the Mystique Luxury Collection HotelWe recently spent 16 unforgettable days on the world famous Greek island of Santorini. That equates to 16 epic sunsets into the Aegean Sea, 36 authentic Greek meals, one cruise around the island, one six-mile cliff hike, three winery visits, and a few passing donkey encounters. Oh, and we…

10 Things You Should Never Do in New York City

Jörg Schubert/Flickr You can try all your life to feel like a “real” New Yorker and never quite get there. Ask a local and they’ll offer hodgepodge of guidelines for what constitutes a true native. If you’re not a regular in the Big Apple, all you need to do is learn a few simple rules…

10 Things You Should Never Do in India

Joanna Pędzich-Opioła/Flickr India is one country where cultural norms and customs are vastly different from what many Western travelers are familiar with. Indian society is generally conservative, importance is given to hierarchy, there are strict ideas about impurity, and social divisions and inequalities are glaringly apparent. At the same time, Indians are extremely hospitable and…

12 Things You Should Never Do in Hawaii

Photo: Thinkstock/iStock This story by Christine Sarkis originally appeared on SmarterTravel. There may not be one single best way to vacation in Hawaii, but there are plenty of ways to do it wrong. To have a great trip in the Aloha State, avoid these 12 pitfalls. Then again, if nothing says vacation like speeding tickets,…