Just saying ... These tips work for me
  1. Travel light, no really, I mean it. No one will care about how you look.
  2. Bring clothes you can ditch at the end of your trip. That way, there's room in the suitcase for all that you shopped for.
  3. Which is contrary to my next tip... Don't shop till you drop specially for things you can also find back home. Use the money to buy experiences and unique souvenirs.
  4. Hire a private guide. Go with a local with a passion and enthusiasm for his or her city. Great guides give you a better undestanding and appreciation of the place you're in.
  5. Linger. Loiter. Loaf. Don't rush or cram everything in a few days. You're on vacation. Stop and smell the coffee or the roses or whatever is in the neighborhood.