Don’t look like a tourist!

If your travel this season takes you to a new city, carve out some time to enjoy it! And follow Samantha Brown‘s advice on how to avoid looking like a tourist.

  • Dress normally: no fanny packs, no bulky camera bags, no white socks with tennis shoes.
  • Follow your desires, not the experts’ advice. Maybe everyone told you to visit Pullen Park while in Raleigh, but you would really prefer a hike in the woods. Then go to Umstead Park instead.
  • Talk to the locals, who are probably your friends and family members, to get the real scoop on the best activities.