I am planning on travelling to the US in a couple of months and was wondering if anyone who has had experience travelling with camera gear can give me some good advice or tips.
Some places I'll be going to are San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, LA and San Diego
Some concerns I have are walking everywhere with my camera bag on my back. Not sure I would feel comfortable leaving my bag anywhere hotel rooms included. The issue with having a camera bag on my back will make me look like a tourist which could make me a target for locals who may try to take my bag...etc
There are obviously lots of places I will want to take photos from, so being able to get to these places safely is also something I feel I need to consider, not sure how safe public transport is or if I might be better off getting a cab to some places. I'm sure during the day will be a lot safer than night, but I'll be looking at just before sunrise and sunset times most of the time.