Have you ever been on vacation and seen someone that you automatically identify as a tourist? Don’t worry — we all know that person of the top of our heads. We can tell that they’re on holiday, and we can tell that they really don’t blend in whatsoever. So what you have to do is make sure that you’re thinking about the type of clothes seen in your host country. You don’t want to go with something too traditional — it looks like you’re mocking them. However, you do want to make sure that you’re abiding by a few things ahead of time:
See if you can get on a real travel board filled with people that have been to the destination that you want to go to. Ask them what they wore. If it doesn’t sound too flashy, you might have an idea. On the other hand, if they seem clueless you might want to skip over that. If you can talk to someone that actually lives and works in the city of your choice, it’s a good idea to ask them as well.
Even if you can’t get anyone to help you out, you need to use some common sense. Make sure that you aren’t just rushing into a bad situation because you think that you’re going to have the time of your life. Make sure that you aren’t just going to “wing it”. Use a little common sense to realize that you want to make sure that you aren’t too flashy. A simple pair of shorts and a top is a great idea in Caribbean countries. This is also the case in many areas of South America. If you’re going to go a very religious place like Bali, you will want to make sure that you buy something that you can use to cover up in order to show respect.
It’s incredibly important to make sure that you aren’t standing out. You want to still make sure that you’re not going to make yourself stand out and make it much more likely that you’re going to become a target for crime. While this isn’t always likely to happen, the reality is that you still need to keep your wits about you. It’s really the smartest thing that you can honestly do for yourself.
Travel is a fun hobby for many people and we want you to have a good and safe time while you’re out there. You just need to make sure that you’re taking every step you can to really get things done. Why not start today, while you’re really thinking about it? Good luck!