I’m going to make a generalization here and say that our DIY-travel generation, with countless apps and reviews at our fingertips, is largely anti-tour. We like to think we can travel better and cheaper by calling the shots ourselves.
You might want to read up if you’re tempted to follow the rubber-band wallet tactic. Who best to tell you how to avoid pickpockets straight from the mouth of one?
Didn’t you learn anything from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? Travel towels save a lot of space and dry quickly, aside from being a crêpe-eating, Nepal-climbing girl’s best friend.