From Nice to Naughty: When Good Travelers Go Bad

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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. Scroll down after the infographic for even more naughty traveler behavior:

Naughty Traveler infographic

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? Sound off in the comments below!

  This article was posted on Hipmunk's Tailwind blog by The Hipmunk on September 2nd. Methodology: Hipmunk surveyed nearly 1,000 travelers from from July 7th through August 6th, 2015, about their travel habits and behaviors.

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