Beware the ‘dreaded year-end nose pickers’

So you pay through the nose for an airline ticket, fly across country on an overstuffed airplane, and make your way into town hoping to spend a few hours viewing treasures in a quiet museum gallery. But when you arrive, the museum is filled with hordes of school kids on a year-end field trip.

Find out what to do about it in my Well-Mannered Traveler column posted today on – complete with cool artwork by Duane hoffmann from