Of course we are smugglers, most international travelers find themselves part of the Smugglers Travel Culture whether they know it or not.

Kings, queens, dictators and democratic governments yearn for ways to apply a tariff, a tax on imports or exports. And wherever there is ingress, egress organizations try to regulate what is brought in, or removed.

"The major pilots unions are complaining about the use of full-body scanners and these pat-down techniques at the airport. Pilots say the searches make it almost impossible for them to smuggle in liquor."
–Jay Leno  

Smugging Defined: Smuggling is the illegal transportation of goods or persons, such as out of a building, into a prison, or across an international border, in violation of applicable laws or other regulations.

Smuggling travel culture mat at first glance appear as an illegal or nefarious enterprise, unless perhaps you want a Cuban cigar.

Think about it, the reason you really do not want TSA, immigrations and customs to search your bag is your worried they might find something you are sneaking into the country, a.k.a. smuggling.

In laymon terms, the Smugglers Travelers Culture is when we try to sneak things not permittted from one location to another, almost a white lie. We do not look down on Smugglers for the most part we celebrate them, they are "Robin Hoods," how refuse to pay the Sherrif is unfair taxes.

 

 "The Smugglers Inn was one of the commonest names for a bar on the coast".
- Paul Theroux, The Kingdom by the Sea, 1983:84. 

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