Travelling is a great way to enjoy life. Given that the earth is filled with magnificent destinations waiting to be explored and even discovered, being obsessed in wanderlust is never a mistake, period. But then again, everything in the present needs a procedure to be followed. In doing that, we must be careful enough to dodge all sorts of mistakes.
Here are 5 common travel mistakes to avoid.
- Over packing
It has been told a thousand time and you will be told it another thousand times; do not over pack. Here’s the thing, starting off from the luggage charges at the airport, it is going to be a burden to you throughout the trip if you had too many things. But should you cut off the essentials? No. This is about making an optimal selection of items to carry.
- Not making accommodation reservations early enough
If you’re planning to book a hotel when you get to the country, expecting them to have the same rooms that you checked before departing is shallow. They run out of rooms, period. The rate is going to be faster if it’s during the special seasons of the county. Hence, remember to make your accommodation reservations before landing the country.
- Poorly planned in-country travelling
Planning when and where you will be visiting once you have reached the country is a mean of poor planning. What if your accommodation happened to be far away from the tourist spots? This is why you need to consult a travel agent and plan things accordingly. They will tell you how to pick the best place in an optimal proximity to most of the tourist attractions of the country.
- Typical bad decisions
There are things that people believe and respect in any country of the world. How would you feel if you saw a tourist disrespect something that you look up to and value? On the top of that, it could be a nuclear bomb you would be dropping on to yourself since social media can make and destroy people overnight. After all, how hard is it to respect what locals respect and move along?
- forgetting to inform the credit card company
If you forget to inform your credit card company about you worth coming foreign travels, there is a very high chance of the card being frozen. If you have been there, there is no need to emphasize on the annoyance that this brings. Hence, make that call and ensure that there are no confusions because you don’t want to fix these things while you’re on vacation.