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Roadtrip USA: The ultimate guide to tipping stateside

Tipping, for me, was one of the more difficult tasks to get my head around when travelling America, it’s compulsory to tip almost everyone over the pond. Being typically British, the art of tipping is somewhat more relaxed. If we enjoy our meal, we tip, if we don’t, we don’t, quiet simple.

How to avoid the embarrassment of under tipping.

As a general rule I tip almost everyone, although I still hold my British stances on my choice of percentage I leave. My tips are purely based on my experiences when travelling America, along with a little insider help.

Waiter/Waitress: Most bill’s outline the acceptable percentages to leave. 15% is the minimum tip to leave in a restaurant, this should only be left if poor service is experienced/ 18% is advised for general experience / 20% should be left for a very good experience. It’s important to show appreciation to your server so if you feel the meal & service were above your expectations you are free to leave upwards of 20%.

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