When traveling in an unfamiliar city outside of your normal routine, especially in a different state with potentially different laws, there are steps you can take to improve your safety and enjoy your trip.
Every defense-minded citizen always ought to be in Condition Yellow, but that's not always possible, as Sheriff Jim explains.
As recent events have made us all aware, staying away from bad things—of any type—is a better idea than getting involved with an unknown.
You can say what you want to about your favorite defensive school or those advanced-fighting techniques you learned, but the greatest defensive skill that a person can develop is simply awareness. I will freely admit that developing effective awareness is anything but simple, but being able to spot trouble before it is close enough to get in your face will certainly save you from a lot of trouble and possibly even some pain and grief.