There's something about being on vacation that turns travelers into easy marks. No one wants to get mugged, but new surroundings, vacation giddiness, and a lack of caution can leave even savvy travelers vulnerable to opportunistic thieves.
I should know. Until I started thinking about this story, I didn't realize just how much personal experience I could draw from: In the last two decades, I've been on the receiving end of three attempted muggings in situations where I should have known better (and now do). With this wealth of experience, I offer you a list of surefire ways to get mugged on vacation, as well as tips for avoiding scenarios where your safety and belongings are at risk.