How NOT to look like a tourist when traveling abroad

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Being identified as a tourist is generally not a good thing. Here’s how to blend in with the natives.
6 Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Tourist Abroad
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How to Avoid Looking Like an American Tourist. As an American traveling in a foreign country, the last thing you want to do is stand out like a sore thumb.
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Many Americans’ trips suffer because they are treated like Ugly Americans. … Europeans judge you as an individual, not by your government. … at another may seem inefficient, until you realize it’s more sanitary: The person handling the food … Return unused travel information (booklets, brochures) to the tourist information …
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May 30, 2012 – How To Avoid Looking Like A Tourist … That’s not to say you and your travel partners should play “the silent game” while abroad, but it’s …
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Don’t let the lack of a traveling companion stop you from seeing the world. Sometimes it’s more fun to explore on your own.

Step 1: Plan ahead
Research your travel destination. Though spontaneity is one of the joys of solo travel, knowing a bit about where you’re going is key when you don’t have someone along to help figure out things like transportation. Pick a place that’s not too remote or couples-oriented.

Tip
Less developed countries tend to be good places to meet other solo travelers.

Step 2: Get a room
Consider your hotel options. Less lavish accommodations are more likely to attract other single travelers who, like you, don’t have someone to split the cost of a room. On the other hand, you may feel safer in a higher-end hotel. Whatever you decide, make sure to reserve a room for your first night in town, when you’re apt to be jet-lagged and disoriented.

Step 3: Travel light
Pack only as much as you can easily carry by yourself — preferably in one carry-on bag to minimize the risk of lost luggage. Leave expensive jewelry at home.

Step 4: Stay in touch
Leave your itinerary — or at least a general idea of where you’ll be — with a few loved ones. Take a copy of your passport with you, and leave them a copy as well as your credit cards numbers. E-mail yourself numbers to call if your cards are lost or stolen. If you’re traveling abroad, make sure your cell phone has international service.

Step 5: Blend in
Blend in with your surroundings. If you’re in a foreign country, memorize a few key phrases and dress according to local fashion. Consider buying a few items that will help you look like a native.

Step 6: Take a tour
Take a walking tour, a cooking class, or some other activity; they’re great ways to meet other travelers. Consult a newspaper about local events, or ask your hotel to help you make arrangements.

Step 7: Eat out
Don’t be shy about going to restaurants by yourself and chatting with other diners and waitstaff; a great way to do that is by eating at the bar. Having breakfast at your hotel and snacking at outdoor cafes are also conducive to making friends while munching.

Tip
Though it’s tempting to hide behind a book or scribble in a journal, you’re more approachable if you forgo those things.

Step 8: Stay safe
Stay safe. Write notes and directions on index cards before you leave your hotel; if you must take out a map, do it discreetly. Avoid isolated areas and don’t tell strangers you’re traveling alone. Above all, trust your instincts. If something feels wrong, get out of the situation.

Did You Know?
According to a survey, 29 percent of leisure travelers took a solo trip in 2006.

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