Top Travel Mistakes To Avoid

Top Travel Mistakes To Avoid
The
excitement that comes with travelling could be cut short because of mistakes
that travellers make before or during their travels. These mistakes could cost
these travellers unquantifiable damages thereby making their journey
regrettable or uninteresting. As a traveller, you don’t want to be in this
embarrassing
situation. For whatever purpose, travel is meant to be fun and it
should always be so. Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal
highlights some of these mistakes and how travellers can manoeuvre them.
Under-budgeting
This
is perhaps the most mistake that a traveller could make when
planning a trip. In fact, you should over-budget for the trip as the
forces of demand and supply would probably set in. Over-budgeting
would actually help you deal with unforeseen events. It is a good idea to have
a budget but don’t underestimate the cost of things connected to the trip. Add
a little bit above the actual price.
Delaying
Application for Travel Documents
You
may not be aware but many people are guilty of this. They prefer the fire
brigade approach. Rather than, applying for and renewing their travel
documents, they keep postponing until a few days to their trip. You don’t need
a soothsayer to tell you that you may not get your documents back on the day of
your departure or before the trip except if you are familiar with someone that
can help you fast track the process. The traveller may probably miss his flight
due to this lapse.
Not
Insuring Travel Documents
If
unfortunately, you misplace your documents what will you do to recover it?
First, you lodge a complaint with the police and then what? To be on a safe
side, insure your documents. There are insurance companies all around
that have products that can help you insure your travel documents.
So, don’t hesitate to insure your documents.
Doing
Too Much In One Trip
It is
very important to enjoy yourself during your trip. In fact, some
travellers engage in too many fun activities during their trip. They want to
visit all the tourist destinations, shopping malls, historic towns and other
interesting places. This is just too much! Even though, you are advised to
over-budget, this doesn’t open the floodgate to engage in both relevant and
irrelevant tours and activities!
Forgetting
To Change Money At The Airport
If you
are on a foreign trip, changing your cash should be one of the first things you
do. Do not patronise touts because you may be defrauded. There is a handful of
“bureau de change” at the airport. If perhaps you forget to change your cash at
the airport, remember that you can’t spend any currency that is not legally
accepted. Therefore, search for a “bureau de change” as soon as possible so
that you would not be stranded.
Handing
Your Luggage To Strangers
Handing
your luggage to a stranger or someone you are unfamiliar with is actually very
risky. It is advisable that you hold on tight to your luggage no matter how
much it is and also ensure that you watch them with an eagle eye. This ensures
that your luggage don’t suddenly grow wings!
Book
the Bookable
Booking
has been made easy with the advent of the internet. You can now book nearly
everything and everything on the internet. Therefore, it is an excellent idea
to reserve a hotel and car for yourself at your travel destination before you
travel.
Not
Firmly Closing Your Cream, Shampoo/Lotion
This could be a laughable but inadvertent mistake. This
usually happens when a traveller packs in a haste. In such hastiness, (s) he
forgets to tighten the cover of his/her body and hair creams. As a result, the
content of these tubs/containers spill inside the luggage thereby messing up
the luggage. This is just an unwarranted mistake. Therefore, always firmly
close your lotion

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