Gift-giving, table manners — what's acceptable at home doesn't necessarily apply in other countries.
Think you've got North American customs mastered? When travelling, it's important to brush up on the customs and etiquette of the global village. What we consider polite and sensible behaviour at home isn't always perceived in the same fashion outside our borders. Don't be labelled rude, or disrespectful on your travels - discover these unique worldwide customs and make friends wherever you happen to roam.
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Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened th... More Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened the way for an American wilderness system that has grown to more than 110 million protected acres in which, the act says, "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." More proposed areas await congressional approval, including the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana and the Columbine-Hondo in New Mexico. Read more about the legacy of the Wilderness Act online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/wilderness-act/kolbert-text
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