Let's talk about vacation etiquette. Meg Park from the Beach Properties of Hilton Head is sharing a vacation etiquette Guide and a few tips we should all remember.
Vacation Etiquette Guide created by Beach Properties of Hilton Head
Of course, vacation is the time to let your hair down, but that doesn’t mean you should take a vacation from proper etiquette. You spend a lot of time stressing the right way to behave to your family, and that includes being courteous and responsible — even on vacation. Everyone wants to have a fun and relaxing time on their vacations, but no one wants to be the obnoxious tourist making life miserable for the locals. It’s tempting to want to share your experiences with friends and family on social media, but no one wants to be the person bombarding his or her contacts with endless selfies and photos of every meal being eaten.
You and your family are taking a vacation to get away from your cares and responsibilities for a little while, and that’s fine. Though it’s also important to remember that it’s still a good idea to be courteous and respectful of the people taking care of you, as well as the people back home who may be living vicariously through your social media. For example, hotel and resort housekeeping staff are being paid to take care of your room, but leaving wet towels draped over every piece of furniture or leaving garbage on the floor makes more work for them. It’s also good etiquette to tip housekeeping staff $2 to $5 each day for their service.
When it comes to good vacation etiquette on social media, the key is discretion. Posting endless shots of the view from your hotel room or your feet as you’re sitting by the pool runs the risk of making your friends bored before your vacation is even over. What’s more, your endless check-ins also could signal to the wrong people that there’s no one at home. Follow the tips below to learn some vacation etiquette before your next family trip.
Author bio: Meg Park is Sales and Marketing Manager for Beach Properties of Hilton Head, a company that represents more than 300 luxury vacation rentals in the Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes and Forest Beach communities of Hilton Head Island. Beach Properties of Hilton Head was created in 1995, and since has been the most highly awarded company in Hilton Head vacation rentals.