January 6, 2015

January 6, 2015
From Nice to Naughty: When Good Travelers Go Bad

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Wednesday and we have almost made it through the middle of another work week. I hope you are having a beary safe and week so far. Dab the AIDS Bear has more events coming up this weekend so stay tuned for new pictures and slide shows soon.

I think we have all had to put up with rude travelers. I see them on almost every trip Dab the AIDS Bear and I go on now.

Being in a foreign environment tends to provide travelers with a feeling of anonymity. It’s regarded as a space governed by different social rules, and while abroad people often engage in behavior that they would normally not allow. But we wanted to know just how naughty they would actually get—or at least, what they would cop up to.

From stealing food to skinny dipping, Hipmunk got the dirt (anonymously, of course) on just how badly travelers behave while en voyage. See today's pic:

More Naughty Behavior:

Stealing Souvenirs

12% of travelers surveyed have swiped a towel or robe

Supporting Stowaways

37% of travelers surveyed have snuck in an extra, unregistered guest into their hotel rooms to stay the night

Skirting (U.S.) Laws

Travelers take advantage of activities that are perfectly permitted in their host countries, but may put them in legal hot water in the U.S.

12% Doing drugs in countries in which they’re sanctioned

21% Driving faster than any US speed limit

23% Under-21 drinking

30% Eating non-FDA-approved foods, like certain French cheeses

So, tell us. What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done on vacation? Drop me a line and let me know!

Hope you have a beary safe and great Wednesday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab