Many travelers make some common mistakes before or during traveling which leads to the tensed situation in their journey. These mistakes are sometimes made by some most experienced travelers as well when they are in hurry or due to some negligence. Whenever you are travelling, then you must be aware of these mistakes so that you avoid them to have memorable experience throughout. Some of these common mistakes are briefly discussed below:
1. Not Familiar with Passport Requirements
Many travelers think that it is enough to have a passport for traveling abroad which is not even true in some cases. Whenever you are traveling abroad, you must be familiar with passport terms and conditions. For example, some countries (like Russia) have rules for 6 months validity of passport after return flight date. Many countries have same regulations for 3 months. Its better to get familiar with these requirements to avoid any complications during your journey.
2. Book Everything
This mistake is made by those travelers who go abroad for the first time. They want to book each part of their trip – residence, lunch, dinner and conveyance etc. Although it sounds good but whenever you are frequent in visits then you need to be flexible during your traveling. There is no need to book everything being a traveler because it may even shorten your credits during journey. The booking of stay and venues should be done only for necessary parts considering both of your budget and time.
3. Getting Scared from Locals
While traveling for the first time, travelers are scared to interact with locals as they are afraid of scamming and robbery issues. Although it’s difficult to differentiate between friendly locals and scammers but majority of the locals are not as you think. Even in case of any problem or issue, you can seek their help and ask them to guide you properly. Mostly locals are not there to harm you but they feel pleasure to welcome in case you interact with them.
4. Money Exchange at Airports
This is the common mistake made by many travelers that they exchange large amount of the money at the airport. That’s not beneficial in terms of cost at all because exchanging money is quite expensive at the airports as compared to your local regions and city areas. However, if you are in need then you can even exchange small amount of money at the airport required for your transportation to your hostel or room. The rest of money can be exchanged from the local exchanger of the city near your hostel.
5. Packing of Irrelevant Things
Many travelers pack everything before the start of their journey as they think it would be almost impossible to manage everything in the other country. Sometimes they do not even use most of these things which go waste. You do not need to pack your three pair of shoes, first aid box, too many dresses and large number of food items. Always take required things with you depending upon your stay and availability of resources in that area.