You should disguise your travel guidebook. Here’s how

Tripping Over The World

Jim and I have written previous posts on how to blend in with locals when traveling, and why it’s important. One of the easiest ways I try to avoid sticking out like a tourist is to disguise my guidebooks and maps.

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Guidebooks often have distinctive color pallets and designs that make them (and me when I use them) stick out like a sore thumb. In places that have a lot of tourists, all sorts of people — from crooks to sidewalk vendors — learn to recognize these books and the attention can be… unwanted.

Luckily a simple piece of paper wrapped around the book like a jacket easily and immediately hides the touristy nature of what I’m holding. Jim and I used this technique for our Eastern Europe guidebook during our recent trip to Budapest, Krakow, and Bavaria.

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I also used this trick during my recent San Francisco…

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