8 Important Travel Mistakes you make When Travelling

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It’s not unusual to find yourself making a careless mistake now and then. You are, after all, exploring an environment that you are unfamiliar with. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or this is your first big trip, you will probably benefit from the following travelers’ checks. With just a little bit of planning, you can cut down your chances of making mistakes and have the best vacation possible.

Check out This Great List that Helps you to Avoid Common Travel Mistakes

Booking Without Comparing Rates

If you’re one of those people who just books on impulse, basically just the first good deal you see, you are likely paying more than you could be. There are so many different travel sites on the internet, and by spending just a little bit of time researching and comparing, you will quickly learn just how much prices can vary – and you’ll be able to find the best deals – which are probably better than that first one you saw. To keep it simple, compare at least 3 sites like Travelocity, Expedia or Priceline.

Booking Your Trip Way Too Early

So you and your friends decided to finally take that trip to Paris next summer. But wait! Don’t rush to book your trip just yet. Of course you want to make it real by booking everything right away but this can be a mistake and you could end up paying more. It’s best if you book your flight 3-4 months before you plan to travel. That’s around the time when airlines begin to increase and lower their rates based on demand. When it comes to cruises and tours, this is where you will want to wait until the last minute – that is if you want to pay less. Since boats and tours have to fill up their spaces, they offer amazing last-minute deals, because it’s still better for them to make less profit than no profit at all on those empty seats.

Not Reading Reviews

Yes, I know that these days most people do read reviews online, but you would be surprised to learn that there are still many who don’t – they just head over to the closest travel agency and book everything there, based on the advice of a travel agent. Don’t make this mistake – do your own research! Read reviews online. See what former guests have to say; check out photos of the rooms. Because by not doing this, you could find yourself arriving at a place that is far from what was promised – and you probably don’t want to stay in a bad neighborhood or sleep in a bed with bedbugs, right? You don’t have to stay at the best hotel in town, but where you stay is kind of important, and at least checking it out online can save you one big headache.

Traveling In Peak Season

By definition, this is the period of highest demand, and it varies by destination. Traveling during the peak season means larger crowds just about anywhere you go. And even worse, you will be paying about double what it would cost you in the low season. Unless you enjoy crowded beaches and waiting in huge lineups to see attractions or watch a favorite movie on Movie Hustle you may want to consider traveling during the low season, or even better, the shoulder season – directly before or after high season, when the weather is still good, but there are much fewer people. It will not only be cheaper, but you will also have a more enjoyable time.

Thinking the Only Thing You Need Is a Valid Passport

There are many locations you can travel to with a simple passport, but then there are those where you will need a Visa – places like China, Nigeria, or Russia to name a few. Of course, this depends not only on the destination but also on where you are traveling. While you can get a Visa in many countries upon arrival, there are often documents you need to fill out before you arrive – and without these, you can’t get a Visa. Then, another important thing to note is that many countries require a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after your departure date from the country. Make sure you don’t let this one slide. Check to see if you need a Visa or a new passport well in advance.

Skipping Travel Insurance

This is one of those things that many people tend to overlook – because well, most of the time you won’t make use of it. But, you really never know when you may need it. It could be a small slip and you break your arm or some other unforeseen circumstance. Travel insurance will have your back and protect you while abroad. It usually doesn’t cost much and it will protect you should there be any medical or non-medical emergencies. Not having insurance could end up costing you thousands, so don’t skimp on this. Seriously!

Forgetting To Contact Your Bank before the Trip

It only takes a few minutes but could save you from being stuck in a foreign land without access to money. Some banks will completely block your account if an overseas charge is made. It is flagged as suspicious. And of course, this is usually a good thing, but not when it is you trying to access your funds, thousands of miles away from home. When you call your bank to let them know that you will be traveling, you should also ask about their foreign transaction fees to avoid any bad surprises.

Not Having Copies of Your Documents

You don’t think it will happen to you – losing your wallet, fanny pack or whatever you carry. And getting robbed? Nah, that won’t happen to you, right? Well, the thing is that either of these cans (and do) happen to people all the time. No matter how careful you think you are, you should carry copies of your important documents. These include copies of your ID, passport, travel insurance, and credit cards. Of course, you’ll want to pack them separately from the originals.

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