Common Travel Mistakes To Avoid

travel guide gold coastPeople make a lot of mistakes when they travel. We take a look at some of the common mistakes people make when they travel.

Not printing your ticket. No matter how tech savvy you are, it is always useful to print out your ticket and keep a copy as backup. You may screenshot your ticket or download an app to have the ticket on your phone. Depending on the country you will visit, having a printed copy of your ticket can save you time, money and a lot of anxiety. Also, a copy of your reservations can be really useful.

Overpacking. This usually happens to women and the result is unwanted excess baggage fees. Most travel destinations have hotels that provide laundry services. Avoid bringing a lot of your stuff and come back home having used only a few of them. If you plan to backpack, bring only the necessary things to have a lighter load.

Not calling the credit card company before you travel. Using your credit card abroad may prompt an unusual spending pattern if the company is not aware of your overseas trip. This may result in a stopped transaction. However, it may not mean your card is invalid. For safety reasons, it will require you to answer security questions or ask you to call to verify the card user. This can be a hassle for you and the shop.

Not checking your phone plan. Using your phone abroad can be very costly, even if you are on the receiving end of the call. You do not want to come back home and find a huge phone bill. Before you travel, make sure you know what your data plan is and adjust accordingly or make an arrangement to use local phone cards in the country you intend to travel to.