How to Tip Around the World

Tipping can be a controversial topic, since whether or not you should tip, and how much, depends on who you ask. Therefore, consider this a general guideline, keeping in mind that there are no hard and fast rules in many countries.

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Ulun Danu Temple

Ulun Danu Temple

Ulun Danu Temple is a major water temple located on Lake Bratan in Tabanan, Bali. 960 1280

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Nusa Dua Beach

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Bask in the sun on Nusa Dua Beach, and stay at one of the large 5-star resorts in Southeastern Bali. 960 1280

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Temple on Tanah Lot

Temple on Tanah Lot

A Hindu temple on Tanah Lot -- a rock formation off the coast of Bali -- is a popular tourist attraction. 960 1280

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Balinese Monkeys

Balinese Monkeys

Two monkeys groom each other on a rooftop in Bali's Ubud district. 960 1280

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Pura Taman Saraswati Temple

Pura Taman Saraswati Temple

Visit one of many Hindu temples in Bali. 960 1280

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Balinese Girl

A Balinese girl -- donned in traditional dress -- picks a flower. 960 1280

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Tirtagangga Royal Water Garden

Tirtagangga Royal Water Garden

The Tirtagangga Royal Water Garden, located near the Ganges River, is a lush maze of pools, stone carvings and statues. 960 1280

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Balinese Women

Balinese Women

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Traditional Barong Masks

Traditional Barong Masks

Traditional Barong masks are used to protect people and villages from Rangda the enchanter, an evil spirit. 960 1280

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Balinese Fisherman

Balinese Fisherman

A fisherman hangs up his net to dry as the sun sets on a tropical beach in Bali. 960 1280

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Ubud District Market

Ubud District Market

Street vendors sell colorful silk sarongs and scarfs in Bali's Ubud district. 960 1280

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As Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's characters zip by Rome's Colessuem on their Vepsa, we find ourselves hooked with taking a Roman Holiday of our own. 960 1280

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Best Bars in Tokyo, Japan

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Ulun Danu Temple

Ulun Danu Temple

Ulun Danu Temple is a major water temple located on Lake Bratan in Tabanan, Bali. 960 1280

Pandu Adnyana/Moment/Getty Images  

Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua Beach

Bask in the sun on Nusa Dua Beach, and stay at one of the large 5-star resorts in Southeastern Bali. 960 1280

JTB Photo/Universal Images Group/Getty Images  

Temple on Tanah Lot

Temple on Tanah Lot

A Hindu temple on Tanah Lot -- a rock formation off the coast of Bali -- is a popular tourist attraction. 960 1280

John Harper/Photodisc/Getty Images  

Rice Farming

Rice Farming

A farmer works on a rice terrace in Bali. 960 1280

Jeff Hunter/Getty Images  

Balinese Monkeys

Balinese Monkeys

Two monkeys groom each other on a rooftop in Bali's Ubud district. 960 1280

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Pura Taman Saraswati Temple

Pura Taman Saraswati Temple

Visit one of many Hindu temples in Bali. 960 1280

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Balinese Girl

Balinese Girl

A Balinese girl -- donned in traditional dress -- picks a flower. 960 1280

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Tirtagangga Royal Water Garden

Tirtagangga Royal Water Garden

The Tirtagangga Royal Water Garden, located near the Ganges River, is a lush maze of pools, stone carvings and statues. 960 1280

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Balinese Women

Balinese Women

Balinese women make a morning pilgrimage to carry offerings to a temple. 960 1280

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Traditional Barong Masks

Traditional Barong Masks

Traditional Barong masks are used to protect people and villages from Rangda the enchanter, an evil spirit. 960 1280

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Balinese Fisherman

Balinese Fisherman

A fisherman hangs up his net to dry as the sun sets on a tropical beach in Bali. 960 1280

Klaus Holitzer/iStock/Getty Images   

Ubud District Market

Ubud District Market

Street vendors sell colorful silk sarongs and scarfs in Bali's Ubud district. 960 1280

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Titantic's tragic love story is marked by beautiful scenes of romance and glamour on the high seas. 960 1280

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Robert Redford and Meryl Streep play passionate lovers in Out of Africa, leaving us falling for Africa's raw and untamed landscapes. 960 1280

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Romantic comedy icons Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan's starring roles in Sleepless in Seattle make a bicoastal love affair seem so effortlessly romantic. 960 1280

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The film Amelie shows us a whimsical side of Paris with the story of a secret matchmaker who kindles many love affairs in the city, and then finally gets one of her own. 960 1280

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Decades before Sex and the City's Carry Bradshaw searched for love in New York City, Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golighty sings Moon River on her fire escape and swoons for her handsome neighbor in an Upper East Side brownstone. 960 1280

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As Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's characters zip by Rome's Colessuem on their Vepsa, we find ourselves hooked with taking a Roman Holiday of our own. 960 1280

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American Film Institute named Casablanca the number 2 film on their Top 100 Films of all time. Charismatic stars, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, with memorable lines, "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,' make this movie timeless and the city Casablanca synonymous with romance. 960 1280

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In the film A Room With a View, a young English woman takes a sojourn to Italy and falls in love with an unsuitable suitor while breathtaking views of Florence leave us falling for Italy. 960 1280

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Hotel Indigo Nashville

Hotel Indigo Nashville

Guests arriving to the Hotel Indigo Nashville enter through their printer-themed lobby and speakeasy-inspired lounge. Located in the heart of Music City, the hotel is located just minutes away from the Entertainment District, Ryman Auditorium, LP Field (home to NFL’s Tennessee Titans) and Printer’s Alley where they can listen to the best in live music. 960 1280

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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Located across from Vanderbilt University in the West End neighborhood, the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is the only AAA 4-Diamond hotel in Tennessee for more than 28 consecutive years. It has 340 guest rooms, 14 suites, an exclusive club lounge and a fitness center. Eat a traditional Southern dish with classic French techniques at Mason’s restaurant, or grab a drink at Mason’s Bar, where guests can choose from an extensive selection of Tennessee whiskey, bourbon and moonshine. 960 1280

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Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel

Located 3 blocks from the Convention Center, the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel is a great place for business travelers to stay while visiting for a conference. The luxurious, 980-square-foot Presidential Suite has spectacular views of the city; spacious living and dining room areas; and complimentary breakfast, evening hors d’ oeuvres and a nice selection of beverages. In addition, the hotel is pet-friendly. 960 1280

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Union Station Hotel

Union Station Hotel

Stay at the Union Station Hotel, a restored, 100-year-old train station. This 125-room boutique hotel is conveniently located downtown, close to businesses, entertainment venues, and Vanderbilt and Belmont university campuses. The Station Master Suite (pictured) is a 1-bedroom suite that features amenities such as a king bed and marble bathroom. 960 1280

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Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown

Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown

The Courtyard Nashville Downtown features a state-of-the-art lobby with flexible spaces to work or relax, free Wi-Fi, a business library, and access to news, weather and airport conditions via the hotels GoBoard. Grab a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant, The Bistro, before you head out to visit nearby landmarks like the Grand Ole Opry. 960 1280

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Hotel Preston

Hotel Preston

Relax in a comfortable King Executive Room (pictured) at the Hotel Preston. Enjoy luxe amenities including an outdoor pool, pet-friendly rooms, in-room organic coffee and tea, and yes, even a menu to choose the perfect pillow for your bed. A lava lamp, good book, art kit and rubber ducky are available upon request at the front desk. 960 1280

Hotel Preston  

Hilton Nashville Downtown

Hilton Nashville Downtown

In February 2014, the Hilton Nashville Downtown completed the first phase of a major, multi-million dollar renovation, which included the new Executive Lounge. Guests can sip on a glass of wine listed on the hotel’s international wine list and pair it with delicious hors d’oeuvres served in the new lounge, which features window walls and a fireplace. We recommend visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum located only one block from the hotel. 960 1280

Hilton Nashville Downtown  

Gaylord Opryland Resort

Gaylord Opryland Resort

With shops, restaurants, a fitness center, 9 acres of indoor gardens, a river, cascading waterfalls, 2 pools and a 20,000-square-foot spa all under one climate-controlled roof, why would any guest leave the Gaylord Opryland Resort? 960 1280

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Aloft Nashville West End

Aloft Nashville West End

Aloft Nashville West End is located on Music Row in the heart of Tennessee’s music scene. It’s a great place to stay if you’re visiting nearby Vanderbilt University. This hotel features a hip lounge and the chic W XYZ Bar that has fun theme nights each week. Guest choosing to participate in the hotel’s green initiatives program will receive a $5 voucher to the gourmet eatery, re: fuel, or 500 Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints each night housekeeping is declined during their stay. 960 1280

Aloft Nashville West End  

Hutton Hotel

Hutton Hotel

Welcome to green hospitality! With a long list of eco-friendly amenities -- including its renewable bamboo flooring and furnishings -- Hutton Hotel is Nashville’s greenest hotel according to the Tennessee Hospitality Association for Green Initiatives. Some rooms have elliptical machines (Cardio King) or meeting areas large enough for small meetings (Forum Room). Hutton Hotel also has 2 penthouse apartments (pictured) with several exclusive amenities, including a private balcony with panoramic views of the city. 960 1280

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Hermitage Hotel

Hermitage Hotel

Opened in 1910, The Hermitage Hotel is the only Forbes 5 Star and AAA 5-Diamond hotel in Tennessee. We recommend checking out this hotel’s specials like the Suite Heart Package, a package that includes champagne and strawberries upon the guests’ arrival and a romantic rose petal turndown service. In addition to their spacious marble bathrooms, many of the rooms have great views of the State Capitol building and downtown Nashville. Take an afternoon break and head to the lobby to enjoy cider or fresh-squeezed lemonade and cookies. 960 1280

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