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>Apparel Tips
  Black leather sneakers do double duty. They're comfy for walking, and, if you and the maitre d' aren't too fussy, you can fake it when you need to be more formal. (This trick is easier for men than for women, but black sneakers may blend in with a pants suit.)
  Dress in layers. The combination of a windbreaker over a sweater, over a shirt or blouse or over a T-shirt offers you many more options than one light layer and one heavy coat.

>Health Tips
  Remember your electrolytes. Especially in warm climates, make sure you're also getting enough salt and potassium whether in a vitamin/mineral capsule or by bringing along packets of powdered sports drink.

>Packing Tips
  Take along a few zip-closure bags in several sizes. They're bound to come in handy for holding loose stuff that you accumulate, or wet items that haven't had a chance to dry before packing.
  Wear clothing with front pockets for casual necessities, or use black nylon hideaway pouches attached to your belt and worn under your clothing for important items. Pouches worn on a string around your neck are grotesque, to say the least.
  Print clearly your name, but instead of your residence, put the address of your local police station. This way if someone is searching for a perfect burglary, they will be deterred when they realize it is the police station. Be sure that you have an unlisted phone number.
  Attach a brightly-colored piece of fabric to the handle of your luggage. This will prevent anyone for mistaking it for their own. Secondly, when using a public washroom, never EVER leave anything of value on the inside hooks of the door or on the floor. Put them on your lap.
  Buy a brand of hand sanitizer that works without water. It's perfect for cleaning grimy, sticky hands when you can't find a restroom.

>While You Are Traveling
  Even if you have no talent or inclination for languages, learn the words for "please" and "thanks" wherever you go - and smile when you say them. People do their best to help when they see you're courteous.
  For those with children, keep a color picture of your child's face in your purse or wallet in case he or she gets lost in a crowded airport or shopping area.
  Pack a bathing suit even if swimming isn't on the itinerary. Often you'll find that your hotel or condo has a pool.

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