Keeping yourself, your money, and your possessions safe during travel is important, but can sometimes be difficult due to scams. This can be especially daunting when you stick out as a tourist, making you an easy mark to spot for local tricksters.
Point Reyes Station, Calif. (Winner 2008): Between the beautiful scenery, active food scene, and Point Reyes National Seashore, it's amazing we all don't spend our lives as resident Laurie Manarik did: "figuring out how to spend the rest of my life here." Population: 818. (Courtesy Edward Betts/Wikimedia Commons)