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What Not to Do in the Florida Keys: The Top Five Tourist Mistakes

February 13, 2014 at 3:32 PM | by | Comments (2)

The Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys may be an idyllic drive on the bucket list of most road trippers, but it can also be daunting to resist the route's many tourist traps.

While we definitely recommend spending at least one day making your way out to Key West on U.S. 1, we suggest you chose roadside attractions carefully.

So, without further ado, here is the Jaunted guide of What Not To Do In The Florida Keys:

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What Not to Do in Monaco: The Top Five Tourist Mistakes

Where: Monaco
January 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

The tiny Principality of Monaco just so happens to be both the world's densest country and its richest. Long a favorite of the cruise crowd and wannabe James Bonds, it's more than just Grace Kelly and gilded yachts; Monaco is one destination that deserves a prominent place on your bucket list and all week we'll be sharing why.

While we definitely recommend making your stay in Monaco longer than the popular day trip to even begin to scratch the surface, at least these do-not-dos will help no matter your trip length to the world's second-smallest country.

So without further ado, here is the Jaunted guide of What Not To Do In Monaco: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes.

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What Not To Do In Seoul: The Top Five Tourist Mistakes

Where: Seoul, Korea
July 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

Let's play a game of what's hot and what's not. What's HOT is flying to the other side of the world to land at Incheon International Airport, visiting Seoul, South Korea, and eating and shopping yourself silly in the city. What's NOT is...well, not doing these things, since Seoul is absolutely one of the global capitals on the cusp of everything cool right now. So while we definitely recommend making your stay longer than five days to even begin to scratch the surface, at least these do-not-dos will help no matter the trip length.

So without further ado, here is the Jaunted guide of What Not To Do In Seoul: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes.

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What Not To Do In Phnom Penh: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes

April 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM | by | Comment (1)

This whole week we're highlighting our time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, complete with recommendations on what to do. Today, however, the focus is on what not to do, as we spied some big tourist no-nos while in town, ones to avoid while on a trip to Cambodia's capital.

Here's our top 5 tips on what not to do while exploring Phnom Penh:

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Travel Snapshot: What Not to Do in Monte Carlo

Where: Monaco
February 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM | by | Comments (2)

From time to time in our travels, we come across some cultural guidelines and civic rules that the locals take for granted. Just like our find on the subway in Singapore, we stumbled on this sign while strolling the streets of Monte Carlo.

If you have been lucky enough to visit the Principality of Monaco, you know that it is the center of all things glamorous and tax-dodgy. Tucked away between France and Italy, this country is built into a hill overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean and plays host to celebs and high-rollers who love to soak up the sun in close proximity to royalty. The main casino in Monte Carlo plays a central role in all the glam, surrounded as it is by manicured gardens, fountains and valeted Lamborghinis.

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Singapore is a 'Fine City': Watch Out for These Penalties

Where: Singapore
August 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM | by | Comments (3)

Singapore is a fine city. You've got it. And while it's certainly a metropolis on our list as one of the coolest cities on the planet, we haven't used the word "fine" that way. We mean "fine" in that the city is notoriously full of little —and not so little— punishments for breaking civil laws within the borders of the city-state.

If you've been to the Southeast Asian city, you might remember how clean and orderly it is. That's because anyone caught littering is smacked with a fine of $1000 SGD ($802.56 USD). This law, enacted in 1968, goes for locals and tourists alike, so consider yourself warned. The hit to the wallet isn't the end, either; offenders need to perform a few hours of community service as penance.

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What Not to Do in The Forbidden City: The Top Five Tourist Mistakes

Where: Beijing, China
February 8, 2012 at 5:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

One of the top tourist sites to visit in Beijing is the Forbidden City, the former Imperial Palace.

We told you the other month how powerful it was arriving at Tiananmen Square—which sits across from the Forbidden City—but today we're telling you what NOT TO DO when you actually step inside the imperial walls. As always, these are just our tips so by all means, please add your own!

So without further ado, here is the Jaunted guide of What Not To Do In The Forbidden City: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes.

5. Don't pay for your tickets with a credit card
Both locals and tourists mostly pay cash in the city, and the admission booths only had one window that accepted credit cards. Since we don't read or speak Mandarin or any other Asian language, there was a bit of back and forth with the cashiers about which one had the credit card machine. Save yourself the trouble and bring 40 RMB ($6.35) with you, per person.

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What Not To Do At Art Basel Miami Beach: The Top Five Newbie Mistakes

December 2, 2011 at 10:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

Art Basel is now underway in Miami; technically the center of it all is South Beach, but there are fairs and exhibitions and installations and events all over the city. We'd like to tell you not to drive because traffic is a bee-yotch but then, taking a cab is not the best idea if you want to save some money to buy art.

With no good public transport options to get around, other than slow and unreliable buses, Miami's best bet for transport during this time may be a scooter or our old friend, DecoBike.

As for what not to do, we've got some tips in that department, too. Right this way...

5. DON'T forget the satellite fairs: It's not all about the official show—Art Basel Miami Beach, at the Miami Beach Convention Center—although the art fair is worth browsing even if you don't have deep pockets. (Keep your eyes peeled for celebs. Names as varied as Will Ferrell and Sylvester Stallone have been spotted.) But definitely make time for some of the more manageable, potentially more interesting, side fairs that have cropped up in the shadows of ABMB. The best include NADA, Scope and Design Miami/.

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What Not To Do At Uluru: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes

May 6, 2011 at 9:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

Mysterious, imposing, moody, gorgeous and utterly photogenic, Uluru is one of Australia’s most visited sights. “The Rock” gets nearly half a million visitors each year, and it’s a finalist to be one of the New 7Wonders of the world. Which is why we were surprised by how few tips on what to do there we could get beforehand. So we’ve compiled this concise Jaunted guide of What Not To Do at Uluru: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes to help you on your next visit to the land down under.

So without further ado, here is the Jaunted guide of What Not To Do at Uluru: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes:

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What Not To Do In Machu Picchu: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes

Where: Avenida Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 Lote 3, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
July 14, 2010 at 9:43 AM | by | Comments (10)

For such a well-worn travel destination, it’s surprisingly easy to make some pretty simple mistakes when planning a visit to Machu Picchu thanks to confusing transportation schedules, conflicting advice, and what we like to call “Peru time.” There’s also been a lot of misinformation out there after last summer’s devastating floods, but the UNESCO World Heritage Site is now back open for visits from the public, and rest assured that it looks as breathtaking as ever.

Based on our recent visit to the lost city of the Inca, we’ve compiled this handy Jaunted guide of What Not To Do In Machu Picchu: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes. Buena suerte!.

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What Not To Do In Tokyo: The Top Five Tourist Mistakes

Where: Tokyo, Japan
March 31, 2010 at 9:40 AM | by | Comments (17)


The infamous "Shibuya Scramble" intersection

It's a must on every traveler's list: Tokyo. The capital city of Japan can be as equally confusing as it is magical, and the key is knowing some basics and we're here to help with that. To supplement our own knowledge of the city, we consulted with our friend Keiko, who grew up in Tokyo, and our friend Jared, who just returned with cautionary tales from his first trip there. We've covered the five absolute worst mistakes in our mind, but we know there are a score more.

So without further ado, here is the Jaunted guide of What Not To Do In Tokyo: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes.

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What Not To Do In London: The Top Five Tourist Mistakes

February 4, 2010 at 2:02 PM | by | Comments (35)

It's easy to make stupid tourist mistakes in London, England; the city is huge and there is tons to see. But if your first language is English and you've ever been to a big city before, you have no excuse for making a few easily-avoided oopsies. We've covered the five absolute worst mistakes, but we know there are a score more.

So without further ado, here is the Jaunted guide of What Not To Do In London: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes.

Check them out, after the jump.

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