Dressing Like a Local rather than a Tourist

Do you "dress down", leave jewelry etc behind when you visit certain ports? 

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I don't take much jewellery on any vacation - a little to accessorize on the elegant evenings maybe, but not much. I sure wouldn't call it "dressing like a local" though. Living in a very popular tourist area, we can tell the tourists apart from the locals really easily. Tourists have a certain aura, and I include myself in that, when we are visiting new places. It's not just the cameras, jewellery or gawking that gives tourists away. LOL

I don't take any jewelry either when on vacation. If I'm on a cruise I dress beachy and light and airy. If I'm taking a land vacation...that's where the large suitcase comes in to play...Gotta have the right shoes to match the right outfit.

Im an American white man visiting Cozomel or Honduras or St. Maarten

Not hard to figure out I dont live there. I keep my classy watch in the safe

Shorts an a Harley hat sneakers and a light cotton shirt. Good to go.😀

I keep a cheap watch for going into ports. When in Europe I will wear dark polish-able shoes, not my bright color running shoes that I wear in the states. When I traveled in Europe most thought I was a local until I spoke in English.

I tend to pack inexpensive jewelry to wear in ports of call. I feel very strange without a ring on my left hand and have a simple band or faux diamond there. On board I will wear jewelry that matches my outfit. Sometimes I just have to buy a bauble on the ship and of course wear it immediately.Wink

With my coloring, it would be highly unlikely I could blend in on any of the islands in the Caribbean.

Lol when I said dressing like a local, I was referring to the time when I lived on St. Croix and "dressing like a local" had an entirely different meaning ...At that point, the island had many Americans living there for a three year long refinery project, and it mean shorts and flip flops ...never ever resort wear.

OHSurprised I wear my regular Summer clothing... leggings, big tops, sundresses and sandals. I don't know if that could be considered resort wear.

It's like picking out tourists in NY.

That would be easy and fun to do. If I was visiting NY, I might as well wear a flashing neon sign saying "Tourist" because I'd be gawking at everything like a kid in a candy store.

Ah, you Big City folk.


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