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10 Common Mistakes Travelers Make while Traveling

10 COMMON MISTAKES TRAVELERS MAKE WHILE TRAVELING. Failing to Check the Passport Dates A small ignorance can cost you immensely. If you try to go through customs with a passport that is going to expire too soon, you may be turned away and sent on the next flight back home. - Keep a track on expiry date - Renew your passport if it expires 6 months after your return - Check the passport regulations for your destination country well in advance of your trip PASSPORT Forgetting to Buy Travel Insurance Forgetting to buy travel insurance is a SIN. A travel insurance plan is a convenient and inexpensive protection from: -Injuries and illnesses Passport and credit card theft - Travel delays like missed flights - Emergency evacuation - Trip cancellation due to an emergency Booking Tight Connections Travel connections come in all forms - from trains to airplanes, from airplane to airplane, from taxi to airport, and more. Travelers with tight connections are taking a risk as their traveling depends upon factors like: - Weather - Traffic - Accidents and - Other unpredictable events All of these can slow your trip and hinder your arrival to your next point of connection Packing the Wrong Stuff There's no bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. Packing appropriate clothes will keep you safe from the moody weather. A prepared traveler doesn't miss following things: - Emergency medical kit - A flashlight/torch - Money Belt - Sunscreen lotion & Hand Sanitizer - A copy of your prescriptions and doctor's phone number Taking Too Much Stuff Common mistake is overloading bags with unwanted clothes. All that extra weight puts an extra burden of stress on you and burns a hole in your pockets too. Learn to: - Pack smart - Mix and match your clothes - Laundry while traveling - Buy a new jacket if the weather is unexpectedly cool - Ship what you buy directly home and skip paying airline fees altogether Not Having Enough Prescription Medicine Travelers who routinely take prescription medication need to have enough refills because: - Your medicines might not be available in all countries - Your medicines might be expensive in other countries - Keeping extra medicines will help during trip delay or trip extension - It will help you in an emergency situation Forgetting Travel Adapters The electrical plugs of your home country aren't the same plugs used in other countries. Check what type of adapters you might need for the country you are visiting: - American 3-pin - British 3-pin - European 3-pin - Italian 3-pin Getting Ripped Off Travelers are 'easy prey' to earn for pickpockets, credit card thieves, and other petty criminals. Certain precautions to be taken: - Wearing a money belt under their clothing - Carrying a map - Knowing the route so that taxi drivers don't fool you - Locking up your passport and extra credit card in the hotel. Forgetting to Call your Bank or Financial Institution With the rise of identity theft and fraud, many banks and financial institutions have put in place procedures to reduce the risk of fraud. They will lock your accounts to protect you if an unexpected charge appears from your home country while you are traveling abroad. - Always inform them where you are staying - Update them about identity theft/fraud - Inform them about your travel plans and duration of stay Changing Currency at the Most Expensive Place The last thing people think of their trip is currency exchange but it is important to get the best possible rate. People often lose up to 22 cents for every dollar at Forex. 24 - Avoid exchanging currencies at the airport - Your bank may not always offer the best exchange rate - Check with your credit card company to understand what you'll be paying per swipe Check with your bank the charges of withdrawing cash at a foreign ATM Infographics by Be The Uncommon Traveler VisitorsCoverage Travel Insurance Solutions © Copyrights All Rights Reserved ulul

10 Common Mistakes Travelers Make while Traveling

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Here are some common travel mistakes that travelers make and how to avoid them.




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