As an alt fashion designer, I lead an interesting and exotic lifestyle, which involves traveling around the united states to go to conventions where people throw money at me by the bucketload. It's great.
But one downside of this is that it means I occasionally find myself doing things like walking through unfamiliar streets of New York or Chicago, alone, late at night, with two thousand dollars cash in my pocket. And whenever I find myself doing such, I can't help but think "man, getting robbed right now would really suck."
Fortunately, given that I am a tall, athletic young male typically wearing suits of armor and spiked gloves (alt fashion, remember), I'm pretty sure I don't exactly come across as the easiest of victims for would-be ruffians and knaves.
So anyway, aside from the typical "don't walk down dark alleys" kind of advice, how can I most I play my odds at not getting mugged, pickpocketed, or otherwise robbed while traveling for business? I used to have a little concealed money pouch that I used for international travel, and I'm thinking of getting a new one to keep my giant piles of cash in when doing business-travel, and then keeping a dummy wallet with a little bit of cash in it for small transactions. Any other bits of wisdom?