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Rookie Travel Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Before you start traveling again be sure to check out these expert travel tips to avoid making any costly mistakes.

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Chances are even seasoned travelers have become a little rusty due to the pandemic. With travel resuming, it’s time for a refresher course. Travel Awaits talked to two travel experts for their thoughts on how to successfully navigate travel, whether you are sticking close to home or venturing to a far-off land.

Here is their take on common rookie travel mistakes and how to avoid them:

  • Slow Down – Do not try to do too much in too little time. Slow down and take the time to appreciate where you are and all that it has to offer.
  • Have Proper Papers – Make sure your passport has not expired. It should be valid for at least six months after your travel dates.
  • Don’t Rush – For an international flight you should arrive at the airport at least three hours before boarding time. Know your departure gate and listen for announcements in case it is changed.
  • Pack Properly – Make sure you have the right clothing and gear for where you are going. Check the weather forecast! Do not overpack. Expert travelers often use only carry-on luggage.
  • Purchase Travel InsuranceTrip insurance is especially important nowadays. Experts advise you make sure your policy includes medical evacuation coverage.
  • Calling Card – Roaming and data charges can be costly. Consider purchasing a sim card in your destination, just be sure to switch it back when you go home.
  • Do Your Research – Don’t take someone else’s word, do your own research before you go to alleviate stress when traveling.
  • Trust Your Instincts – If you have a bad feeling about something, trust that. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

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