No matter how long you’ve been travelling, each trip you take has the ability to teach you something new and highlight areas you could improve on for next time. To those who are new to travel, here are common travel mistakes to avoid.
You may be tempted to bring your entire closet with you; however, that is a plan that will definitely backfire. When travelling, convenience is of utmost importance. The more you pack, the heavier and more cumbersome you luggage becomes. This also leaves you with less room in your luggage for other items.
Not Telling Your Credit Card Company of Your Travel Plans
To help protect you against credit card fraud, credit card companies will flag foreign transactions and even freeze your account. To ensure you can have access to your funds while travelling, make sure to inform your credit card company about your travel plan and the dates of your trip.
Packing Too Many Activities into One Trip
When planning activities to do on your trip, think of it as quality over quantity. You may feel like visiting the most attractions you can during your time at a location is the way to get the most from your trip, but it will just leave you exhausted and prevent you from fully experiencing any of your activities.
Not Getting Local Currency From the Airport
In many countries, obtaining local currency will be important to take public transit or cab rides. Getting money from the airport is a good idea, as their ATMs tend to have a better exchange rate. It’s always good to have some cash on hand in the local currency, for small purchases and for emergencies as well.
Keeping the above tips in mind will help you have a smooth travel experience that will have you eager to head out on your next adventure!