Travel Mistakes
30 Sep

Rookie Travel Mistakes

Travel can come with a lot of stressors. People who don’t travel often are especially susceptible to rookie travel mistakes that can turn a dream vacation into a nightmare. However, avoiding rookie travel mistakes is easier than you think with some research and some expert travel advice.

Although it is easy to find a plethora of do’s and don’ts online, separating the quality information from the junk can prove to be a much more daunting task.Therefore, it’s important to work with travel professionals that can help you avoid the following travel mistakes.

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Travel Panic

Transportation, hotel accommodations, food allergies, currency—these are just some factors that make travel panic-inducing. And despite the attempt to plan for every scenario, something will likely go wrong. Whether someone steals your wallet or your hotel closes for the night and you can’t get in, travel requires spontaneity and adaptability. Whatever you do, remember to keep calm and figure out a solution.

Winging It

While winging it can be a great adventure, it’s likely that in a foreign country you’ll default to comfortable and familiar scenarios. Don’t follow the other tourists and end up at a restaurant that is about as inauthentic as you can get. Avoid missing out and wasting time when you’re in a city for a short period of time by speaking with a travel advisor. Be sure to do your research before arriving and map out a number of exotic activities and destinations to ensure you don’t get caught up in a tourist trap.

Not Sleeping

Travel is exciting. But you need your rest. When you’re on long flights or traveling for hours, get comfortable and try to get some shut-eye. Being outside of your normal routine can be extremely taxing so your body will need as much sleep as it can get. Be sure to pack the carry-on items you need to help you sleep better while traveling, whether that’s earplugs, an eye mask, neck pillow, or all of it!

Over Planning Activities

Your time is limited, so you may want to cram as much as you can on your trip. While this is one way to travel, it’s also likely to leave you exhausted and cranky. Be sure to schedule in time for relaxing, resting, and savoring the experience. Try to avoid an airtight schedule and instead leave wiggle room between activities to take your mind off of the clock. 

One effective way to manage your time is to have a few priority items each day and fill the rest of your schedule with possibilities. That way you have a game plan if you have time or energy left over — but you can also skip out on some activities if you need some extra rest. 

Souvenir Collecting

While souvenirs can be a fun way to remember your trip, it can be difficult to find one-of-a-kind items especially in a world where you can order almost anything online. Although you may not carry your suitcase often, when you do, you don’t want to be weighed down by all the souvenirs. Bringing home breakable items can be challenging as well. Flying private is one way to ensure your luggage — and all of your valuable souvenirs — are handled with the proper care. Shipping the item home is another option, especially when it is too big to squeeze into your luggage.  

Handling It Alone

While you can manage your transportation yourself, it can be an added hassle to your travels. You may spend more time lost than you want or find yourself in dangerous situations because you aren’t familiar with the area. While driving yourself or navigating public transportation can give you a taste of the place you’re visiting, you shouldn’t have to handle your travel between destinations all by yourself. Work with a travel advisor to determine your options before you arrive!

Avoiding travel mistakes is easy when you work with Jet The World. We take the confusion out of the process by listening to what you want and making it happen, striving to meet every expectation. You’ll never need to worry again. Call us at 1-888-538-7603!