Traveling can be quite fun, but it can also be the other way around. When you’re traveling by plane, the airport has so many rules that you might not know, and sometimes they have to take away your stuff if it breaks the law. Not just the airport but sometimes traveling can give you some bad memories if you made these mistakes. Here we have listed several travel mistakes and how to avoid them.
Not having enough money
Money makes the world goes around, one of the reasons why you’re also able to travel is also because of money. One of the biggest mistakes that travelers make is not budgeting realistically, packing cash only for what they think is enough. Instead, you should always bring extra cash for emergencies while also making sure you pack a bit more for every category of your travel (rent, food, souvenirs, etc.) Doing this will let you know how much of your budget that you can spend.
Tip: if you’re planning to travel to another country, we suggest that you trade your cash in the airport before you start going, doing this will save a lot of your time.
Not having insurance
Let’s say you’re expecting to have a great moment to wherever you’re going and suddenly you’re facing incidents that you don’t want. Accidents or thefts might cause you to lose your personal belongings, in this case, we suggest you invest in a travel insurance, although you have to make sure what is included and not included in the coverage, try to find one that suits your need.
Bringing the wrong baggage
Another top traveling mistake that often happens is carrying the wrong size of luggage. Too big and you’re only exceeding the weight limit, bringing small luggage makes you unable to buy souvenirs or extra items.
Tip: always bring a larger luggage if you are are planning a vacation as you’ll be getting a souvenir and a smaller luggage for a short business trip.
Not making copies of important documents
Always make copies of your documents (passports, tickets, reservations, etc.) as this will save you the hassle in case you lose your hard copy of your original documents. Having the copies will help the renewal process and also identity verification a lot faster.
Tip: another tip is to scan your papers and make sure to email it to your email, think of it as a ‘digital safe’ where you can easily access your documents in case of an emergency.