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Sunday, August 31, 2008

During our online chat (most Mondays at 2 p.m.), you ask and we answer your travel questions -- mostly. Here's one we couldn't get to last week.

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I'll be going on vacation in the Southwest and taking several tours with private guides. What is an appropriate tip? Full day (not multiple days), probably just me and the guide.

For a private guide, tip 10 to 15 percent of the cost of the tour, more if the guide was particularly helpful. Don't forget a couple of bucks for the driver. But check when you book the trip: Some companies have no-tipping policies or might include a gratuity in the cost of the excursion.

-- K.C.S.


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