When traveling and exploring the unfamiliar, it is common to make a few stupid blunders. However, these blunders can occasionally make your trip a letdown and a waste of money.

The following are 5 of the most typical travel blunders. Let’s hope that these pointers will help you avoid making these mistakes.

5.) Having an over-the-top itinerary 

Instead, be adaptable; don’t be scared to alter your plans due to bad weather or a lack of funds. Keep track of how long it takes to get from point “A” to point “B.”

4.) Overpacking

Carrying a large, hefty suitcase might put a major damper on your vacation. A cluttered hotel room, a hurting back, and a mountain of dirty laundry can all result from overpacking.

Start with a carry-on bag and only upgrade if absolutely necessary! 

3.) Failing to check passport dates

Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your return to many countries. You can be sent away if you go through customs with a passport that is about to expire.

Check the passport restrictions for both your home country and your destination countries well ahead of time – obtaining a new passport might take months.

2.) Booking sketchy accommodations

Always make sure that you book your accommodations at reliable platforms like Booking.com. Take into consideration the number of reviews each place has and their respective reviews. 

1.) Not having the correct VISA 

If you make a mistake with your VISA, your carefully planned vacation could be finished before it even begins! If your destination requires a visa, double-check all of the information on the visa, including the spelling of your name and your intended arrival date, and rectify any discrepancies as soon as possible.

To guarantee that your visa arrives in time for your trip, check the Safe Travel website to see how far in advance you need to apply for it.