Have you made any travel mistakes? We’ve all made them! As much as I would love to be a perfect social butterfly that has everything running smoothly, that isn’t always ever the case for me. Sometimes I make mistakes that cost me time, money and sometimes sleep! Here is a list of mistakes that I have made, so you can try and avoid them in the future:
4 Travel Mistakes I Made While On The Road
Planning Too Many Activities
There’s something about planning for the future that allows us to get a little bit crazy. We pile on attractions we want to say and activities we want to do without considering how much actual time we have to complete them. (or at least I do!) Then on the first day I might be a little bit jetlagged and the rest of the trip with me feeling like I’m playing catch-up — don’t be like me.
When you’re planning your future itinerary, make sure to give yourself some time between activities to discover locational things that you didn’t originally consider when planning.
Not Taking Enough Photos
Sometimes it could be difficult remembering to take photos, especially when you’re having such an amazing time. I usually have my camera in my face, there are plenty of times where I put it away and just really wished I captured it later. This isn’t so much is a travel mistake, but a soft travel regret.
I’ve done this more times than I can count and it’s put me in some sticky situations. Definitely make sure to give your bank a call and tell them that you plan on traveling. Some banks may stop your bank card from making transactions if you’re further than where they think you should be (whatever that means) those same banks don’t always have an actual person for you to speak to when you’re calling them to fix the situation.
Checking All Your Travel Documents & Credentials
With all the excitement that goes with planning a trip, make sure to double check all of your travel documents and credentials to make sure that they are up-to-date and valid. Have you ever been in a situation where are you planned an international trip, but a few weeks later realize that your passport was expired or short time away from expiring? Then having to cough up a large sum of money to get a new passport expedited so you can make your trip with no issues? That hasn’t happened to me, but it isn’t the end of the world just an expensive mistake.