10 Bad Travel Habits To Quit.
There are plenty of traveling habits that are out there that make for stressful travel and some of them can be very hard to break. If you are running into the problem of trying to break a travel habit then you should look into a solution to replace it. Whatever the case breaking these bad habits can lead to a more successful vacation experience.
10. BRINGING A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF MONEY TO SPEND
Chances are when you typically travel you have a set amount of money you want to spend on your vacation. This helps budget your vacation so you don’t end up spending too much money while you are away in paradise. However, what you shouldn’t do is bring too little money which is what happens many times when people travel with a budget. Don’t forget the credit card at home because it is always great to have a backup. You never know what could happen while you are away from home and it can be a game changer to bring back up cash.
9. PICKING ANY FLIGHT OR HOTEL TO USE
Everyone loves to be spontaneous and this is especially true when it comes to traveling. However, you can get yourself into a bad situation if you randomly choose any flight or hotel room that pops up in your Google search. Sure it might be the cheapest but it could always be worth the extra money in the long run. This is especially true when choosing a hotel room as you want to be comfortable on your vacation and chances are you will be spending a good part of your vacation in your hotel room. You shouldn’t cut costs on choosing flights either if you want a comfortable seat or convenience.
8. OVER PACKING YOUR BAGS
This may be an obvious habit to break but you still see so many people stuck in the airport unpacking things from their bag because it didn’t fit on the scale. You don’t want this to be you because not only is it embarrassing it can cause you to miss your flight. Finding a good balance of what to bring on a vacation can be hard but you should always make sure you have the proper weight for checking a bag. It is also important to make sure carry on will be small enough to either fit in the storage bins above you or under the seat in front of you.
7. NOT KNOWING THE LANGUAGE
This happens to many travelers as many people simply want to travel to some of the hottest spots to vacation. Many places in the world speak a wide variety of languages and chances are you aren’t going to speak every one of them. We’re not saying you need to be fluent in the language but there are definitely ways to better your vacation as far as communicating. Learning simple phrases that will help you navigate and talk to people will help you not get lost and may even assist in making friends on your travels.
6. GROCERY SHOPPING AT EXPENSIVE CHAIN STORES
Chances are when you travel you will need to stock up on some essentials especially if you are traveling for a long period of time. It is time to hit up the grocery store! However, one thing that travelers often get wrong is immediately going to what appears to be the most popular or the nicest grocery store. If you seek out these places chances are you will fall into a tourist trap where prices are increased just for the sake of being a tourist attraction. You will end up overspending a large margin for not a lot of increase in quality.
This may be a habit that you don’t even realize you are doing on vacation. Many people get too caught up in the excitement of being on vacation that they forget to step back and drink some water. This can be dangerous especially in places that it is hot or places that you will be walking a lot in. You can start experiencing nausea, exhaustion, and headaches if you are dehydrated. You don’t want this to happen especially when you are out enjoying your vacation. Make sure to always have access to water whether that be in a water fountain or in a water bottle.
4. CONVERTING MONEY AT THE AIRPORT
Chances are once or twice you have forgotten to exchange your money for the currency of the place you are visiting. This usually happens when you are busy booking everything else. It is an easy thing to forget but there are better ways to get the most out of your dollar than visiting the conversion booths at the airport. Typically the convenience fee for having a currency exchange right there at the airport is an expensive one and one that can be avoided easily. If you are traveling to a place that doesn’t accept your currency make sure to do the research beforehand.
3. SKIPPING MEALS
Forgetting to eat due to having a good time on a vacation isn’t always the worst thing but it can lead to you not feeling well. Chances are you have been in the situation where you are so excited about your vacation that you forgot to eat all day and it is already night time. Realizing this too late can lead to exhaustion and an array of other symptoms that you don’t want to have on your vacation. You should always make sure to plan your vacation around meals even if it means spending a little extra to eat out at a restaurant or grabbing fast food.
2. TRYING TO DO TOO MUCH IN A SHORT TIME
Speaking of having a lot planned! You may not want to have so much planned on your vacation and that may not be the thing you want to hear. Chances are where you are traveling is a once or twice in a lifetime experience and you want to enjoy everything you can while there. However, it is important to remember the reason you took your vacation was to relax and escape the tedious everyday tasks. At some point planning, too many things can become a burden and you may even miss out on the things you really wanted to do because of it.
1. OVER PLANNING THE TRIP
Going with the flow of which things happen can be a lot better than stressing about the little things especially on vacation. Chances are if you are traveling to a new place you won’t really know what your favorite place is. If you go with the flow there’s a good chance that you will end up at your favorite place anyway. If you must make a schedule you should do away with the time schedule and not set a certain amount of time to a specific place. This can limit your enjoyment of the place and may make you more stressed out.