Top 4 Common Travel Mistakes

There is something about traveling that makes everyone happy. It might be the destination that is making one happy or the kind of company they are going to be having or it could just be that a vacation is long overdue. Regardless of why you are traveling, there are certain things to keep in mind before traveling. We have compiled a list of common mistakes that people make while traveling and how to avoid them. So before you sit back and sip Long Island Iced Tea at the beach, make sure to give this article a good read.

  1. Passport

Most people don’t realise that certain places require your passport to be valid for a significant period of time before entering that country. What most people do is that they look at the expiration date, think they are in the clear and book tickets and apply for visa. Remember to look over the visa application to ensure that you are not left in a spot of bother at the last moment.

  1. Reviews

With the age of the internet, almost every place on the internet which has had visitors has been reviewed. Most places flourish because of the positive reviews that they have had. Recently we had visited London as a part of our Euro trip and we found this small little place that sold the best fish and chips we have ever had; if it wasn’t for the power of the internet, we would have likely skipped this small joint for something that had better advertisement.

  1. Overpacking

We can’t begin to stress the importance of packing light and only essentials. Almost everyone overpacks and tries to plan for every occasion possible on a trip, but the fact of the matter is that you end up not using most of the stuff that you carry. If that alone was the issue, it won’t be that big of a deal, but the problem arises when your luggage hampers your overall experience. Going back to our trip across Europe, we had a rule that a person has to bring only one luggage, but one of our friends packed so much that she actually needed help from us to carry her things. What this did was that it completely soured our whole experience.

  1. Photos

We get it, you want to take pictures to capture the occasion and the trip. But we have noticed that some people only go on trips to take photos. The essence of traveling is lost and you end up at times annoying other people who just want to enjoy the scenery or the place by constantly moving around to take the perfect picture.