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People Share The Best Travel Tips They Know
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Traveling is one of life's greatest pleasures. To see new places, meet new people, and witness different cultures in action can be both a thrilling and rewarding experience.

But travel can also feel intimidating, especially if you've only just started to get a feel for it. What do you pack? What if you forget something?

And when you get to your destination, how should you behave in order to blend in and to avoid making yourself an easy target for scams and the like?

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Tour Guides Break Down The Worst Thing A Tourist Has Done On Their Watch
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Being a tour guide of any kind is sort of like being a parent to toddlers. And, as any toddler parent will tell you, they try to do three things simultaneously:

  1. Not listen to your directions.
  2. Get lost.
  3. Accidentally, but really on purpose, try to get themselves killed.

Now replace "toddler" with "full-grown adults" and you see the issues tour guides face on a regular basis.

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Americans Break Down The Biggest Culture Shocks They Ever Faced When Visiting Europe
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Leaving your homeland, even for a quick little getaway can be quite a surprise.

There is a whole world out there.

And no country is quite like any other.

That's why it's fun to experience a new place.

Though it might leave many people surprised, especially Americans.

America has a radically different way of life than say, Europe.

And it's a blast to revel in.

Redditor jrusj wanted to hear about what Americans need to prepare for when leaving the homeland. They asked:

"Americans that visited Europe, what was the biggest shock for you?"
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I'm going to be perfectly honest–I'm a city boy. I'm not a huge fan of hiking or camping. I happen to be a huge fan of running water. Have you heard of it? It's great. Highly recommended.

I admit, I do want to go and explore some national parks sometime. They're big, they're beautiful, and the United States is full of amazing swaths of gorgeous, federally protected land.

But going out there would mean dealing with nature and stuff I don't want anything to do with... to say nothing of the potential for creepy things to happen.

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People Explain Which Country They Will Never Visit Again
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Was anyone else one of those weird kids in elementary school who had a phase where they were obsessed with Ancient Egypt? I know I was. I dreamed of visiting Egypt one day and visiting the pyramids myself. But nowadays…..maybe not.

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