Travel Etiquette

This item appears on page 28 of the August 2021 issue.

Share a cultural insight about a particular destination that you were surprised to learn while researching your trip or about which, during your trip, you ended up saying, “I wish I'd known.”

For example, in Japan and South Korea, placing your hands in your pants pockets is a gesture perceived as rude and arrogant.

Email your cultural etiquette tips to or write to Travel Etiquette, c/o ITN, 2116 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95818. Include the address where you receive ITN (or your billing address).