Common Travel Mistakes You Don't Want to Make
In today's blog post we point out some of the most common mistakes travelers struggle with, and how to best avoid them.
Not Getting Travel Insurance
Although, hardly anyone thinks about illness before holiday even the common cold can be a serious problem. Travel insurance allows the insurer to seek reimbursement of medical expenses in case of sudden illness or an accident abroad. Have in mind that some circumstances are beyond your control and without insurance you can suddenly find yourself swimming in a sea of medical debt.
Taking Photographs Where You Should Not
You should be aware of the ''no photography allowed'' signs in the museums and other locations. It may be frustrating, but you must respect the rules.
Interesting fact: Did you know that you are not allowed to publish night time photographs of the Eiffel Tower?
Wearing Inappropriate Clothing
You have to respect the country's culture and dress appropriately. Always keep in mind local customs and avoid wearing revealing clothing because you certainly don't want to offend the locals. In some conservative countries tourists could be fined for wearing certain items of clothing while sightseeing.
What should you avoid?
- avoid wearing swimsuit away from the beach
- if you are visiting religious sites, please cover your shoulders and knees
- make sure your cleavage is covered
- avoid any clothes with political slogans
- don't wear flashy jewelry
There is nothing wrong with responsible drinking, as long as you don't cross the line. Nobody wants to deal with drunk tourists who are capable of doing horrible things. Don't go crazy with alcohol and you will be fine.
Bringing Too Much Stuff
Packing too much unnecessary and useless stuff is one of the most common mistakes and we all tend to pack more items than we actually need. You should try to pack light because it's better to keep things simple. Lugging around your massive suitcase is annoying and completely unnecessary. You can always buy clothes and toiletries at your destination.
These are pretty common mistakes too:
- spending too much money
- not turning off data roaming
- traveling with the wrong people
- not keeping your valuables safe
What was your biggest travel mistake and what did you learn from it?