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Assistant Editor’s Note: The following excerpt is from an article by A. Pawlowski published on CNN travel.
Over the years, many U.S. travelers have worried about what kind of welcome they might receive when they leave home — whether because U.S. culture and foreign policy are disliked in some parts of the world or because of the stereotype that brands U.S. visitors as loud, demanding, too casually dressed and unversed in local culture.
Valid or not, the “ugly American” label has stuck in many countries where U.S. tourists flock.
But things may be changing.