Money talk and tipping

We respectfully ask that you refrain from talking about costs or payments during the experience.

Why? Conversations around money lead to awkward moments and we want to make sure that your experience is as natural, engaging and comfortable as possible.

To ensure a simple and beautiful experience that is solely focused on exchanging culture over authentic food, our travelers pay Traveling Spoon ahead of time so that there is no money exchange with the host. Some of our travelers have enjoyed bringing small “hostess gifts” to their hosts as a small thank you, although this is absolutely not required or expected by Traveling Spoon or the hosts.

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