Question: As a tourist, can I obtain a refund on the value-added tax I paid on my hotel bill in Britain?
Answer: VAT is refunded only on goods you take out of the country, not on accommodations.
Q: I was charged extra for driving a rental car across a state line. Is this legal?
A: Car rental firms make their own rules, which differ from company to company.
Q: How can I beat the high surcharges by some foreign hotels when I call home?
A: You can use several U.S. telephone companies direct and pay only the official international rates. For free information and access numbers, call AT&T toll-free at (800) 874-4000. Also write to Quick-Call USA, 108 S. Akard, Dallas, Tex. 75202, for additional direct phoning information.
Q: Do they still have flea markets in Paris, and a district specializing in antique shops?
A: Flea markets still thrive on weekends. The Louvre des Antiquaires area has several hundred antique shops.
Q: Does Canada still accept a driver's license as proof of U.S. citizenship?
A: Canadian immigration says you should have either a passport, birth certificate, voter registration, naturalization papers, draft card, green card or, for infants, a baptismal certificate. Tour operators report border difficulties when only driver's licenses are presented.