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I make lots of Travel mistakes and so do you.

I Genuinely feel that mistakes are the sign that you are doing something productive and, in that case, mistakes are bound to happen.

Travel mistakes are normal too.

Lemme tell you something,
While trekking in the snow for the first time, we reached our campsite. I couldn’t be able to sleep the whole night.

Guess Why?

Because I was wearing wet socks. I couldn’t take it out because it was very cold so I decided to keep it remained on the feet and that’s why I was not able to sleep.

I didn’t know about this earlier and now I knew, I always carry a three pair with me and learned from my Travel mistakes.

Now let’s talk about Travel Mistakes and How to Correct Them

1. Not Being Disciplined

Not being disciplined

Why we always think that we will reach exactly on time to catch our train/flight/bus and don’t have to bother much?

Most of us think this but only a few ends up applying this.

Don’t worry I am giving the points keeping in mind to myself also. Starting at least a few hours before reaching the destination early is a bang on the step. The advantage to reach early would be to see the surroundings and you never know what exciting thing you will come across.

How to Correct 
I had never missed my train/flight/bus because I always reach 1hr before the departure and get around to nearby places if I had time. So, this step is very important.

Also Read, My Journey in an Unknown and Fabulous Place in the Mountains Laps – Jibhi.

2. Not Taking a Travel Insurance

Most costly travel mistakes is ignoring travel insurance

Keep discipline on the next step, first take travel insurance.

Is Travel Insurance worth it?

Suppose you have booked a flight and for some reason, you cannot travel to the destination and you had canceled the flight. Now? You paid the money without reaching your landmark.

How to Correct
This is where travel insurance plays the role of recovering your cancellation fees. Spending a few bucks on insurance would be an intelligent step than paying the whole amount without traveling.

3. Not Checking the Documents

Not Checking Your Documents

Here come the documents.

But the documents coming with you? Most of us are last timers and that is the actual reason we forget to take the documents with us or sometimes even take the wrong documents.

How to Correct 
First of all, making a list of items (Food, clothes, documents, etc.) to include at least 10-15 days before starting the journey.

i.e. You have several days to think if you miss out on a particular day.

4.  Booking a cab for the city tour

Booking a cab for the city tour

Now what happens is, we always have to depend upon the cab person or the company who is going to take us for the tour.

There is a particular period given to us and we don’t get enough time or me time to enjoy those surroundings. We always in a hurry that we don’t get time to see the other places.

How to Correct
It’s not wrong to take a cab but what we can do is increase the period or even the days to fully enjoy the tour.
Make your plans and take decisions step by step.

5. Not Doing Research

Not doing research

Researching is the ultimate guide to make any plan successful.

We always research the famous places to see in the city and most probably ignore the happening places of the city.

The happening places could be a beautiful street walk, local cuisine to try from a roadside or anything.

How to Correct 
It’s a memorable thing to visit famous places but on the other hand not to forget the happening places which will make it a dream tour.

6. Not Talking to Locals

Not talking to locals is one of the biggest travel mistakes

These Travel mistakes I used to do most often earlier and learned that we can get much more info and insights more from locals which any search engine would give.

Those untold hidden secrets which hadn’t been discovered yet or a bond that could build and can grow over some time. The locals are the search engines of that place.

How to Correct 

Talk as much as possible with the locals of the visiting place, you don’t know what interesting you can come to hear. Also, they can guide you about the nearby places if you wish to go further or want to know about that.

7. Not Carrying Enough Hard Cash

Not carrying enough hard cash

An important aspect of every journey.

Suppose you are going to a place that doesn’t have many facilities in terms of banks or ATMs, then hard cash will come to the rescue in that situation.

In that case, you don’t want yourself to be in a head-scratching situation.

How to Correct 

It’s completely okay to be on the safer side.

But carry enough hard cash also if any misery happens where you need more money instantly. As much as possible avoid these travel mistakes and correct them.

 These are the mistakes that are important to be corrected.

I would be glad to hear from you,
The Mistakes you had made? and share it with me in the comments so that we can help fellow travelers.

About Author

Vansh Tiwari is a passionate traveler who explores every corner. Then, he presents his vision in images and writing. Further, he loves long walks along the roadside!


  1. Those are some really amazing points. I also prefer to be early to all my transports, it happened two times that I was almost too late (not entirely my fault, but still) and now I would much rather just sit at the airport and wait than to run and be all stressed out.

    1. Hey, thank you for sharing your experience with me. Completely agree to what you have said that it’s more better to arrive early and explore the nearby than to be late. Thank you again for joining.

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