As we travel, we tend to make few mistakes that may really play a toll on our travel plans. So here are few travel mistakes that I have listed for you so that we become careful about it.
- NOT BOOKING TICKETS IN ADVANCE:
Many of us book tickets at the last moment be it laziness or any other reasons. In such cases, we end up paying more for the tickets. Also, the last minute hassle may already play a toll on our traveling mood. So, check and book tickets much prior to your travel dates.
- STUFFING LUGGAGE WITH TOO MANY CLOTHES:
Yes, this is a big mistake ladies tend to do usually and end up paying to the airlines for that extra weight. Even if you are travelling by train or any other transportation, carrying heavy luggage from one point to the other is a huge task. So to avoid such issues, please count your days of travel period and pack half the clothing. You can still present yourself with your unique style statement!
- NO HEED PAID TO TRAVEL INSURANCE:
This is so true in many of our cases. At times due to sudden last-minute trouble, we might have to cancel our airline ticket. And if our travel is insured, we would be refunded of our money. Also if in case our luggage gets lost, there is a good chance that we get a refund. So make sure you ensure your trip next time.
- NOT CHECKING TICKET TIMINGS:
Well, this has happened at least with me once. At times it happens that we have a particular departure time for our flights and do not recheck our ticket timings. At the last moment, we realize that the timing set in our mind varies from that of the ticket actual. So rechecking the ticket timing is very important. Also, sometimes airlines do cancel or postpone and the messages do not reach us. So it is always ideal to recheck with the airlines.
- OVER PLANNING AN ITINERARY:
While planning a trip we often get so excited and overwhelmed by it that we tend to overdo our itinerary thinking that we can easily carry on the hectic schedule. But when practically we land into it, we realize that the schedule has started playing a toll on us physically and we cease to enjoy our trip. So go easy guys and just enjoy each and every moment of your precious trip.
- NOT CHECKING WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANIES OR BANKS ABOUT THEIR POLICIES:
Be proactive and do not postpone these criteria as different credit card companies have different plans on international trips. So if you are planning an outbound tour, then you must check with your banks.
- CARRYING TOO MUCH CASH:
This is a big blunder we normally tend to make. Many of us are comfortable in carrying cash rather than going cashless. But try not carrying too much cash as according to international policies you can carry a limited amount of cash while traveling outside your country. So you must read and check it out properly. Also carrying cash wouldn’t be safe. Isn’t it?
- NOT CHECKING THE TRANSIT TIME:
When we are on international trips, having enough transit time between flights is a very important factor. Or else we might end up missing our next flight. So while booking tickets, check out the transit time along with different time zones.
- HAVING A BAD ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE LOCAL CULTURE OR COMMUNITY:
Travel is also about broadening our minds and being receptive. So let’s have a positive outlook towards the local community or culture. We should never harm their sentiments by any kind of actions or behavior. Let us respect and admire them wholeheartedly and appreciate the very fact that we are able to witness such diversity.
- NOT DOING STUDY OR RESEARCH ABOUT THE PLACE YOU INTEND TO VISIT:
Very often we miss out the important notes about a destination because of our negligence towards doing research work. By not doing so we slip out the important activities that we could have performed otherwise. Hence rack the internet and get the list of the best things you could do in your dream destination.
- IGNORING THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING DUPLICATE TRAVEL COPIES:
If you are in a situation where you are at a loss of your travel documents in an unknown country, believe me, things are going to pretty tough. But if you, by chance, have the duplicate copies, then the process would be easier and faster to restore your documents. So, mind it when you travel next.
- NOT CARRYING BATTERY BACKUP FOR CELL PHONES OR CAMERA:
Photographs are the memories through which we can relate our memorable travel journeys that we have taken up so far. But not carrying backups for our mobile phones or camera would really disappoint us for not able to capture the perfect moments. Isn’t it? So make sure you have enough backup system.
- BUYING TOO MANY SOUVENIRS:
I understand that as human we get attracted to beautiful things that are specialties of the places that we visit. We should also get some souvenirs but stuffing our luggage with too many of them may land us in trouble at the airport.
- NOT CARING ABOUT THE BUDGET:
Spending carefully at a destination is difficult as there are many allied expenses that come along. But being specific and precise in sticking to your budget would help you to carve out a happy travel that is not compromised. Sometimes we give in to our impulses that might land us in big trouble. So plan and execute your budget accordingly.
These are some silly mistakes that we as a traveler tend to make. Believe me, I am not an exception. But we learn from our experiences. Isn’t it? So let’s not repeat them so as to have a happy travel trip.
You may also read my other blog where I talk about travel tips. Here is the link.
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