No-one wants to get into trouble while they’re on vacation, but it does happen, and it can potentially taint your time away. The good news is that you can stay on the right side of the law if you know what you can and can’t do in your choice of destination.
Read Up On Local Laws
Try to read up on local laws, and find make a note of the laws that mean you may have to change your behavior in some way.
For instance, in some parts of the world, your vehicle may not need a visible license plate, whereas in other parts of the world you do. Find out what the local laws are so you don’t get into trouble for speeding, aggressive driving, or not having a license plate.
Don’t forget that some countries drive on the other side of the road, so make sure you’re aware of the local traffic laws, and how they affect you.
Respect Local Laws And Customs
It’s very important that you respect local laws and customs while you’re on vacation, even if you do not agree with them.
For example, some countries forbid the consumption of alcohol. You could be forgiven for thinking that it’s ok to have a few drinks in your hotel room out of sight, but this is still considered an offense in some countries.
Respect the local laws and customs, and you shouldn’t get into trouble.
When it comes to taking photographs on vacation, you’ll probably find yourself being quite snap-happy. However, you may need to ask permission if you want someone to appear in your photographs, as taking the photograph without asking could cause offense.
If your request is declined, please accept that sometimes people just don’t want to be photographed.
If you’re visiting a foreign country, you’ll need to make sure you are careful about who and what you photograph, especially when it comes to the local military, government buildings, and even some airports.
Ask permission if you’re not sure whether you can get your camera out. It doesn’t hurt to ask and you could avoid getting arrested for something that you consider to be entirely innocent.
In some vacation destinations, it may not be deemed appropriate for you to wear shorts, or to walk around bare-chested.
Many people love to relax on their vacation, and sometimes this involves exposing a little more skin than usual, however, you need to dress appropriately to the country you’re vacationing in.
Dress appropriately, and you’re less likely to cause offense and be asked by a police officer to put more clothes on. If you’re too hot, go back to your hotel room, re-hydrate, cool down and become accustomed to covering up a little more.
You probably go on vacation to relax, enjoy yourself and forget the stresses and strains of everyday life.
However, if you’re vacationing in a foreign country, or simply visiting another state, you need to be aware of the local laws and customs so you don’t cause offense. Stick to the laws, respect the customs, and you shouldn’t find yourself in trouble.