It is quite easy to make mistakes while travelling and exploring a new place. However, sometimes, these mistakes can turn the trip into a bad experience, a waste of time and money. To make sure that you never regret going on a trip, we have brought for you the list of the most common travel mistakes.

Travel Tips

  1. The unprepared traveller is not only a prime target for scams (see below) but also there are other things to consider. Firstly, you’ll need an e-visa or visa (all tourists do), which has to be pre-arranged. You can’t just get it on arrival. It can be very difficult to book certain things last minute. In peak season, some hotels and resorts can get booked up, trains get full and need to be booked in advance, or you’ll find yourself having to pay more to book things last minute as you go.
  2. If you’re flying domestic then updating your phone plan isn’t much of a problem. However, in some remote areas, the network of your current service provider might not work, so check before you go to have a seamless connection. When it comes to international travel, it is important to have your roaming package activated or connect to Wi-Fi. If you don’t do this, when you get back from your trip, you will be paying a huge bill to your service provider as the rates charged are very expensive.
  3. Every journey you take, either by flight, bus, or train it is imperative that you carry your medicines with you which can be reached out to in case of emergencies. Sickness doesn’t come knocking at your door, so it is always wise to be prepared for the worst. This can help you get immediate relief in case of any emergency that occurs.
  4. Although times are changing fast in the big cities, Indian culture remains relatively conservative and what you wear matters. Indians take great pride in wearing beautiful clothing, and many travellers could learn a thing or two about stylish dressing! This is more of a point for women as men don’t have to worry much about what to wear in India. Unfortunately, wearing less-covering clothing is often seen as “inviting” attention and can lead to extra hassle for female travellers.
  5. Travellers often pack a lot and end up having to carry too much. No matter where you are headed, you must always try to pack light.
  6. A smart traveller always buys travel insurance. It safeguards you against a plethora of things, including flight delay and flight cancellation. Moreover, it also protects you against financial loss due to lost baggage. Thus, whenever you book an international or domestic tickets, always pay a little extra and buy travel insurance.
  7. people often complain that their destination was too crowded and everything was too expensive for them to make the most of their trip. Thus, travelling during the off-season can help in saving money on flight tickets and online hotel booking.
  8. Isn’t it just terrible that you are at your destination and it’s raining heavily without a stop? This could very easily ruin your entire trip by not allowing you to explore all the places on your itinerary. A simple Google search about the weather forecast can help you avoid this travel mistake.
  9. If you are going on an international trip, please carry travel adapters. Electrical plus that are standard in one country are not the same for the others. So, if you want to get your devices charged, carry travel adaptors that can help you charge all your devices seamlessly.
  10. Too many travellers miss their flights daily because they underestimate the time that is required for a security check. Nothing spikes your blood pressure than watching your flight depart while you stand helplessly in the queue. Always remember to arrive at the airport two hours prior to the departure time. If you are travelling during the peak season (such as holidays or festivals), arrive three hours prior as there may be longer lines than usual.

 

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