A little local know-how goes a long way in the Southwest. Here you will find all the essential advice and information you will need during your stay.

Personal Security

The Southwest is a safe place to visit as long as some general safety precautions are observed. In contrast to other US cities, the urban centers of the Southwest have lower crime rates, but it is wise to be cautious and to find out which parts of town are unsafe at night. Never carry large amounts of cash, don’t wear obviously expensive jewelry, and don’t keep your wallet in your back pocket, as these are the main temptations for pickpockets. Keep your passport separate from your cash and credit cards. Most hotels have safety ...

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