Whether you’re travelling for the first time or travel several times a year, it’s common to make mistakes that can sometimes ruin your trip. The good news is, you can avoid these mistakes with a little planning and ensure a safe, comfortable, and joyful trip.
Here are a few travelling mistakes to avoid:
It’s tempting to pack as many outfits as possible, but it’s hardly a good idea. Overpacking means trying to haul your luggage around, handling it, and getting exhausted in the process. Instead, pack only what you need and not what you think you’ll use.
Relying on Outdated Information
Make sure that you’re using an up-to-date guidebook when travelling. It’ll save you time, help you navigate, and ensure you won’t be visiting a place that’s closed for renovation.
However, don’t over-rely on a guidebook either. Put it down and interact with other travellers and locals, explore the area by yourself.
Running Out of Budget
Create a realistic budget that you can stick to, and put in some amount for unexpected expenses. If you’re travel for a longer period, then schedule weekly transfers to your account.
Not Leaving Enough Time in Between Flights
Flight conditions can be unpredictable. If one of your flights gets delayed, you may have to rush into an unfamiliar airport to make it in time for your connecting flight, which you might miss.
Just going through security takes time, so better have a few hours layover in better as a safety buffer.
Not Keeping Local Currency
After you leave the airport, you’ll need local currency to get around the city. Take out the local currency from the airport ATM, so you have some money on you for travelling and emergencies.
Not Informing The Bank
You don’t want to have your debit card blocked because of unusual activity. Notify your bank beforehand, so they know it’s you who is using the card. Also, find out if they charge foreign transaction fee beforehand.
Not Keeping Your Valuables Safe
Theft is common when travelling and it’s the last thing you want to deal with. So use anti-theft bags to keep your valuable items. It’s also better not to expose your valuables, use them as necessary and then put them away.
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