We know you love to travel. Who doesn’t, right?
That’s the reason we created the SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap purse to make it easy to say, “Have scarf, will travel.” We pride ourselves on having a secure way—via our lovely infinity scarf with a pocket—to carry a passport, wallet, phone and everything else.
For every savvy sister who is out there adventure seeking the world, there are a few who are making some serious mistakes while they're abroad.
Before you do the proverbial eye roll, at least hear us out. Here are a few things that may help.
That’s the beauty of traveling, right? To learn new things, meet new people and have new experiences. That means you might not be able to eat American food and locals will likely have different customs and that should be great. (I.e. Italians like to eat dinner late, as in not before 10 p.m.) So go with the flow and be open to new experience.
This goes back to tip No. 1, if you want to really experience a country, try and learn a few humble phrases, please, thank you, where is …. A small attempt to show respect for another person’s country can go a long way. Many times locals will speak English (if they know it) and see you struggling or be able to get your gist, thanks to a few words.
Just because people are informal in the U.S. doesn’t make it okay to get really close and casual with a local. Being more formal is usually a sign of respect depending on the country. That said, personal space, which many Americans are used to, isn’t always as common in other countries where multigenerational families live together and there are plenty of crowded streets.
We all love this great country. But it’s not exactly the best approach to go to someone else’s home and brag about how everything is being done better elsewhere. It’s kind of like going to a backyard barbecue and one-upping the host by mentioning how you served higher-quality food or just purchased new patio furniture, etc…
Just remember, giving the peace sign is like the giving the middle finger in many countries such as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia.
For other tips check out this infographic!
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