9 Mistakes to Avoid When Traveling Overseas

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There’s quite a lot of planning that goes into overseas travel; flights, ground transportation, visas, accommodation, new languages, and currency. There’s plenty of opportunity for things to run amiss. However, with good organization and proper planning it is possible to have an easy-breezy overseas holiday. Being well-prepared before and during a big trip will keep things running smoothly. The last thing you want to do is stress out over long lines, big crowds, and money complications. Keep your holiday on track by avoiding these 9 common mistakes folks make when traveling overseas. Following this advice will keep you happy, safe, and most importantly, ensure you enjoy every minute!

1) Losing Time to Save Money

You’re on holiday, which means you have a limited amount of time to begin with. Don’t fritter away valuable minutes to save a couple bucks overall. It may seem like a stroke of luck that you’re in town on a “free day” for a museum. However, think about how many other people will be out celebrating this fact. The lines will be double the length. An outing that should take a few hours will end up taking the better part of a day. It will likely be a lot more enjoyable skipping “free day” and paying the normal admittance fee at an alternative time. The same logic applies to public transportation. It’s almost always cheaper to take the metro or bus, but when time is limited, it can put a damper on your plans. Shelling out a little extra for a taxi makes better use of your time.