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A Social Media Etiquette Guide For Anyone On Vacation

With great technology comes great responsibility. And with the Discover it® Miles Card, you’ll get up to $30 credit towards in-flight Wi-Fi annually, so you can start ‘gramin the minute your trip begins.

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1. Keep the classic poolside leg-shots to a minimum.

Unless it's hot dog legs, which are always funny.
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Unless it's hot dog legs, which are always funny.

2. Selfies are fine, but a selfie of a selfie is overkill.

And always let goats be the star of their own photo.
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And always let goats be the star of their own photo.

3. Tell us where you are!

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We are living vicariously through you. Be specific.

4. Always ask yourself, "Is this an overshare?"

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There's a fine line between sharing and oversharing.

5. Get permission before taking pictures of the locals.

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Every culture has different norms regarding photos. Do your research beforehand!

6. Don't automatically friend people you barely met.

Start with an email and see how it goes.
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Start with an email and see how it goes.

7. Cool it on the hashtags.

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Three maximum! #toomanyhashtags

8. Take photos that are worth seeing and that aren't just a humblebrag.

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9. Speaking of humblebrags, think about editing yourself.

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We're already jealous!

10. Be sparing with pictures of your hotel room.

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Let's be real — most hotel rooms look the same.

11. Pictures of your feet are not OK.

We don't care about your matching sandal tans.
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We don't care about your matching sandal tans.

12. You are allowed one photo of your meal...

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13. ...and ONE sunset.

Every sunset is unique, and every picture of a sunset is not.

14. When it comes to photo albums, moderation is key.

Photo grids are your friends. If you're pushing 100 photos, you've gone too far.
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Photo grids are your friends. If you're pushing 100 photos, you've gone too far.

15. Inspirational quotes don't always inspire.

We get it, really we do, but sometimes it's a little much.
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We get it, really we do, but sometimes it's a little much.

16. When you see something worth sharing, you'll know it.

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