25 Common American Customs That Are Offensive Abroad

by Insider · December 1, 2016

You might have learned a few local phrases, stashed your ball cap, and congratulated yourself on not sticking out like a sore thumb abroad. But culture goes deeper, and there are a number of customs and gestures that Americans use without thinking twice. When traveling, these customs will not only out you as a tourist, but could get you in hot water in other countries.

Words by Sophie-Claire Hoeller at Insider

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