Fit in From the Get-Go
Going on vacation isn’t just about setting your home security systemsand booking a flight – it’s all about the experience. If you want to travel far away without looking like a tourist, take some tips from us
No Tourist Gear – Forget the maps, the giant cameras and the fanny packs, the first rule in not looking like a tourist is dressing like a local. Find out what the customs are (No short shorts? Women covering their hair?) and follow them to a tee.
Get a Guide – Hiring a local guide can be well worth the money and get you into some locations you may not have access to otherwise. If you want to see some of the most authentic places in town and eat like a local you’d better be accompanied by someone who fits in.
Live in a HomeStay – One of the best ways to really immerse yourself is to ditch the hotel and stay with a family. Many travel agents can arrange this for you and if you’re feeling lucky, fly in, book one night in a hotel and see what you can come up with once you’re on the ground.