I'm thankful to be an American. For me, it truly is the greatest nation on earth. But look around the globe and you'll see not everyone's a fan. In fact, there are places on earth where just being an American is dangerous. Regardless of where you're traveling, knowing how to blend in with your surroundings is always a good call. It can even mean the difference between coming back home alive or disappearing forever.
Believe me, I appreciate the value of blending in. I'm a blond hair, blue-eyed, 6'5" white dude with a booming voice. Blending in doesn't come easy to me....even in my own country. Nevertheless, I've picked up a few tricks over the years that have kept me safe while traveling through Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere. I'm confident it can do the same for you.
So, if you're traveling overseas on vacation, a business, or missions trip, here are 3 strategies to help you stay safe.