25 Ways to Single Out an American Anywhere in the World

adults talking and laughing loudly

They are super loud.

Maybe the most obvious way an American traveler abroad gives themselves away is by their volume. Americans’ “inside voices” are on a totally different scale than the rest of the world and can be heard over everyone else’s. Whether it be shouting across a crowded restaurant, chit-chatting on the street, laughing unabashedly at a hilarious joke, or just having a regular face-to-face conversation, American conversationalists are louder than your average traveler.


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