Traveling is something that almost everybody loves. The joy people feel as they arrive to a new exotic destination is simply amazing. When people look for clothes, luggage or any other item they might need for their trip, they are normally thinking about the excitement and the new things they are going to find. Of course things rarely go exactly as planned when you travel.
Sometimes the weather conditions turn different at the very last moment, in other occasions flights get delayed for no apparent reason and there are times when people simply make big mistakes in their trips.
Believe it or not! The vast majority of people do the same mistakes over and over again when traveling, so here they are:
1- Leaving the cell phone charger at home
a very common mistake that many people overlook when traveling. They
think they have everything that is needed in their luggage and guess
what! Not everything is in there. Most of the time people discover the
charger has been left at home when they really need to use the phone
and yeah, it has no charge!
2- Not carrying enough clothes in your luggage or too many of them
This one is very obvious yet people do it over and over again. Some travelers make the mistake of miscalculating all the clothes they are going to need and take fewer clothes than they should; leaving them with no other choice than buying clothes at very expensive prices.
opposite happens probably more often. Carrying way too much luggage can
be a big problem especially for the trip back home. Buying too many
souvenirs or any other items of interest in your travels will take some
space in your luggage so keep that in mind before overstuffing your
suitcase with unnecessary clothes.
3- Wearing inappropriate clothing
for a specific place
traveling spots have a very conservative dressing code while others are
more liberal so is important to do a little research before going to
certain areas to prevent any misunderstandings.
4- Losing your identifications
identifications and passport are items of the utmost importance
especially if traveling in a foreign country yet many people misplace
them quite often in their trips. This is one of the most painful
mistakes as it can leave anyone stranded for a good while.
5- Forgetting the safety box combination
common mistake happens quite frequently when people stay at hotels.
They lock away their valuables in a safety box but later they can’t
even remember the combination. Preventing this type of inconvenience is
easily done by using a familiar combination of numbers such as
6- Maxing out credit cards
on a budget should really pay attention to this one. Sometimes is easy
to get carried away in a new place and max the card buying anything on
sight without thinking it twice. Be aware at all moments of the
spending going on to avoid unpleasant surprises later.
typical mistake people do when traveling is eating way too much.
Enjoying good meals when traveling is very nice but when eating too much it can turn into a problem.
8- Not paying attention to the room number
some people have a tendency to forget the number of the room in which
they are staying. More often than not they find themselves walking in
circles in the halls of the hotel they are staying without a clue on
where the room might be located.
When traveling always repeat the number of the room a couple of times to remember it, writing the number in a small piece of paper is very useful and a great alternative for those that want to be on the safe side.
9- Buying without thinking
the urge to buy useless items is important for most travelers.
Sometimes people get fascinated with objects they don’t really care
at the moment seems like a good idea to get them; these objects can
clutter your house later and be a bother. Remember think well before
10- Getting into a pool with a wallet
one mistake that people always remember! Sometimes people traveling to
hotels get carried away and immediately jump to the pool or the beach
to relax for a while but they forget a minor detail and that is they
have their wallets with them. So please if you have important documents
or cash in your wallet think twice before getting refreshed!
11- Walking or driving in an unfamiliar place without a clue
lost can easily be the number one mistake people do when traveling.
Quite frequently travelers just start walking around or get a car to
explore a strange place without having anything or anyone assisting
them. Some people think they can get to the places they want just by
instinct! That’s very wrong. Ending in a dark alley alone is not a
pretty picture. A tour guide is always a great help, maps
never hurt and having a gps can definitely make the life of everyone
easier in an unknown city.
12- Not having enough cash at hand
doesn’t matter the destination is always good to have some cash. There
are many places where credit cards can’t be used and relying on cash is
the only way to go. That is so true if by chance a traveler has an
emergency in a rural area and there are no machines for any kind of
card to be used!
13- Misplacing the room key
travelers repeat this mistake very often. Getting stranded out of the
room is not a very good feeling especially if you are in a hurry. A
very effective way to avoid losing an electronic key is by using a
badge holder, that way the chances of misplacing the key are very
small. If you get a regular key remember to check the pockets often to
make sure you have it, believe me it can do the trick.
14- Getting scammed by vendors
traveling to hot touristic spots can be the prey for unscrupulous
vendors. They often try to sell cheap imitations of real quality
products and will do everything necessary for other people to believe
them. Trust your instincts if the price seems too outrageous for the
item something might be wrong with it also if the vendor has a shifty
appearance it could be another red flag so keep an eye.
15- Not bringing a dictionary when traveling abroad
Being able to communicate with people that speak a different language is a must for any traveler. There are many countries around the world where the English language is not understood by some people so is important to be prepared beforehand with a dictionary just in case.