Mar 16, 2015

How Not to Look Like a Tourist

Living in New York, I've had my fair share of encounters with tourists. And in my travels abroad, I've known the struggle of trying not to stick out like a sore thumb as I traverse the European continent with my distinctly American style. The hardest part of looking like a tourist is that sometimes it's hard to even notice how much you do. It's more than just an issue of blending in -- obvious tourists are big targets for pickpocketers and other crimes, too. Here are some tips that I've picked up to avoid looking like a tourist just about anywhere. (Note: these tips are probably more applicable to major cities, but not just in the U.S.!)