10. You Break a Law Without Realizing It
If you want to avoid a hefty fine or a jail sentence, it pays to study the laws of your holiday destination. In 2009, a British couple faced a $500 fine, and a month in prison after being caught kissing in public during a trip to Dubai. The amorous tourists didn’t realize that public displays of affection are frowned upon in the United Arab Emirates. Years later, public smooching is still sending people to the slammer—in December 2012, a local Indian-Filipino couple were sentenced to a year in jail for the same offense.