We admit: it's a big world, with too many rules. Knowing what not to do simplifies things. That's the idea behind an indispensable new section here at About's Travel Channel.
What Not to Do can save you:
- Embarrassment: did you know that England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom refer to three different places?
- Time: did you know that two of Barcelona's airports aren't actually in Barcelona?
- Your life: did you know that Bali's local arak liquor can kill you?
My contribution to What Not to Do, 12 Tipoffs that You Are Not a Luxury Traveler, can save you disappointment, discomfort, and dirty looks. Clearly, the cellphone screamer at right doesn't know What Not to Do.
Photos: Unisphere designed for the 1964 World's Fair in Queens, NYC; 1939-vintage Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia Airport; Rude gargoyle in Carcassonne, France. All ©Karen Tina Harrison.