Take Your Shoes Off When Visiting Someone’s Home
One of the greatest things a traveler can do on the road is visit a local’s home. There’s no better way to get a flavor of what it’s really like to live in the destination. However, it amazes me that so many Americans just walk into someone’s home without taking their shoes off. I know I’m a germaphobe and my dad always gives me a difficult time when I make him take his shoes off (we didn’t grow up that way), but it’s the right thing to do—especially if you see shoes lined up by the door. While you’re at it, don’t put your feet up on other people’s couches or tables or open their fridge.
Related: Late-night TV show host James Corden explains the things you should never do in a British person’s home, which includes leaving your shoes on.
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