No matter how you plan, you will make mistakes in every tour. So, today I will discuss eight common travel mistakes and how you can avoid them.
At first, you have to double-check your passport’s validity. There is an expiration date in every passport. You think you are good to go until the day of expiration. However, most of the countries require at least three to six months remaining validity on your passport. So, you have to check the expiration date before applying for a visa.
Therefore, you must not pack unnecessary items in your luggage. You have to carry the luggage throughout the tour, so make it lightweight. Besides, losing the luggage or delayed delivery of a luggage is common nowadays. Maybe you have not faced it yet, but it happens every now and then. So, you can keep a change of clothes and some other must have items in your backpack.
Another important thing is to buy a SIM card every time you reach a new country. Most of the people use their current SIM card and they do not think about the roaming charges. Usually the roaming charges are higher, so you must not use your current SIM card unless you negotiate with your provider.
Now most of the budget travelers or traveling families like to bargain for a hotel room and that is why they do not book in advance. You can do it in a less crowded place. However, if you visit a rush place on public holidays, then most probably you will not get a room. So, the best option is to book a room over the phone or online. Moreover, always check the rating of a hotel room before booking it.
Then, you have to think globally when you travel outside. Things are different in every country. Maybe there are meters in every taxi of your country, but many countries do not have meters in taxis. So, you have to bargain the fare in advance. You might not know the fare and that is why you have to ask it to the local people.
On the other hand, you see your credit card is VISA or MasterCard supported and you think you can use it all around the world? Sorry, it is not possible until you notify your bank. Whenever they found a transaction from an unusual place, the system will automatically disable your card. So, you must inform the bank that you will be traveling. Besides, you can check the international transaction fee of your card.
Similarly, you have to automate your billings if you plan for a long vacation. If you do not automate it, you have to pay the fine. Besides, you can keep your furniture and vehicles in Self Storage Los Angeles. If you do not keep your furniture or vehicles in storage, it may be stolen or spoiled.
If you want to rent a car in a foreign country, then you have to show your driving license and car insurance paper as well. So, you have to take all these necessary papers, along with photocopies before you leave home.
That is all for today. I believe this blog will help you avoid mistakes and make your trip memorable.