Regardless of how accustomed you are to travelling, there are a number of mistakes you find yourself making over and over every time you travel. These are simple mistakes you can avoid if you plan well for your trip.
We take a look at the 4 common travel mistakes that you must avoid and how to avoid them.
#1 The mistake of over packing
Over packing will always be a problem if you have not done sufficient planning for your trip therefore by the time you are planning to leave your house, you don’t have a good idea of what you will need at your destination. This means that you will end up pacing so many unnecessary things. The way to avoid this is advance planning and knowing exactly what you will need at your destination from clothes, accessories, toiletries and so on. You also must know things that you can buy when you get to your destination to avoid having to pack them.
#2 Failing to research on cell phone plans
If you are a frequent traveller then you are fully aware of how expensive roaming is especially if your cellphone carrier does not have a good partner in the travel destination you are headed to. You may end up getting to your destination and being unreachable because you did not have a plan in place for your cell phone. It’s therefore important for you to do some research so that you can find out whether it’s cheaper to buy a local SIM card for your phone or whether there is an international package that will make roaming cost friendly.
#3 Failure to put sufficient time in between flights
Flights will always delay however this is not something many people keep in mind when they are making bookings for their flights especially those that will involve connections at different airports. This has resulted in many people missing their flights and ending up stranded at the airport. It’s therefore very important for you to always remember to put a space of a couple of hours between your flights to allow time for delays as well as security checks at the different airports. Who knows, you may even get time to do a bit of site seeing as you wait for your connecting flight.
#4 Forgetting to get some local currency at the airport
By the time you leave the airport at your destination, you will definitely need to have some local currency to enable you pay for your taxi or transportation costs as well as be able to grab a quick meal. However, many travellers will forget to do this because their plan was to find a forex bureau that offers the best exchange rates so that they can get more money to spend. This is well and good however you must remember that you will need sufficient local currency to cater for your movements before you can get to such a bureau as well as to cater for any emergencies that may arise.
There you have it. The next time you are planning your travel, be sure to keep these 4 points at the top of your mind.