If you sat on a bench in any major city, you could probably spot the out-of-town folks right away.
But what exactly is it that screams, “I’m not from around these parts!” Well, there are a few wardrobe tells, as well as some body language that will signal to everyone, “Tourist!”
And while looking like a tourist isn’t a crime in and of itself (although sometimes it should be), it can make you a prime target for scam artists and thieves.
Finding a really good reason to blend in wherever you visit isn’t too difficult, considering vacationers are typically thought to be carrying lots of money—and ready to spend it.
Street vendors are brilliant when it comes to convincing you to buy whatever they’re selling. Next thing you know, you’re wondering how the heck you got conned into buying a fake Rolex for your 7-year-old.
So we have ten fool-proof steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of the scammers and schemers just waiting for an easy tourist to come their way.