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Avoid These 10 Travel Mistakes

Beginning traveler or seasoned travel, avoid these 10 travel mistakes

Don’t forget to pack a power adapter. If you decide you can’t be bothered by packing a power adapter, at least pack a USB phone cord charger. At least you can charge your phone through most new televisions.

Not budgeting enough money. Never underestimate how much you might rack up in holiday spending. If you think you need a certain amount, consider doubling or tripling that amount. You will always need more money than you think.

Packing too much. There is no need to pack your entire closet for a trip. Having a loose plan of what you’re wearing, what you can pair with another and what you can rewear will save you potential extra luggage fees and more.

Not doing research about where you are going. Don’t assume anything about where you going. Without doing proper research of where you’re going, your hotel, how to travel where you’re going, you could end up stuck in less than desirable places with no way to escape.

Not taking out travel insurance. Getting sick on holiday is less than ideal. Being sent to the hospital in a foreign country is even less than idea. Losing your luggage or having it snatched from you could cost you hundreds in replacement. Having travel insurance could save you from unwanted expenses when you travel.

Not booking your seat. The moment you are allowed to choose your seat, do so. Unless you don’t mind being wedged in between strangers in the middle seat.

Not checking the safe (or making sure your door locked behind you). So you don’t forget to check the safe for your valuables, leave something on top of the safe that you know you can’t leave the room without, like a shoe to remind you to check it before you leave. When you leave your room to venture out and explore, make sure it shuts and locks behind you so you don’t give a thief an opportunity to rob you blind.

Not planning for the weather. Add the location to your phone’s weather app or set up email alerts hoping on the plane when there’s a sudden cold snap or heatwave could leave you out of sorts.

Forgetting to tip. While we may not do it here in Australia, places like the US tip not only servers and waitresses in restaurants but can also tip bellhops, concierge, taxi drivers and more. Do a little research and find out what is expected and acceptable where you’re going.

 

Any advice contained in this article is general in nature and does not take account of your particular objectives, personal circumstances or needs. If in doubt about your own situation you should seek appropriate advice.

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Anonymous from VIC commented:

test the safe before you use it,program your number in after you have closed the safe empty then see if it works before you put anything in it 

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