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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

4 Common Travel Mistakes To Avoid

Travelling is one of the best and most beneficial experienced that a person can do - you don't need me to tell you that. If you are thinking of going travelling or have already booked those tickets (lucky you...), then below are a few common mistakes to avoid.


Insufficient research

There are only a handful of journeys in the world that won't benefit from research. You could say that a beach holiday is one of them, but even this would be improved by knowing where the best beaches are. Overall, no matter where you're going, your trip will be significantly improved if you have that need to know information at your disposal. Before travelling, take a read of the best guidebooks for your destination, read up on the best times to visit, and make sure that you are aware of the best practices to follow when you are there. Of course everyone wants to just book a one way ticket somewhere and explore when they are there, but having some background knowledge and a small list of the best things to do/places to see can be very beneficial.

Doing everything yourself 

Although planning every detail of your travels yourself is fun and rewarding, there is a chance that you may miss out some important things - especially if you are travelling to a destination that is 'off the beaten path'. Talking to others who have been to similar places or getting in contact with experts to organise certain aspects of your trip can be super helpful. Take a look at https://www.travelsphere.co.uk/ if you are looking for some extra help. When there is help readily available, you don't always need to plan everything yourself and risk missing out on some memorable experiences.

Cramming in too much

You may not have too much time to travel and so, of course, you want to see as much of the world as possible in the time that you do have to travel. However, it is possible to cram too much into one trip. You may return home with lots of different stamps in your passport however you may not have really experienced any of the countries that you have passed through. It can be far better to spend a more leisurely time in one country rather than rush your way through three.

Following the crowd

There are certain things that every traveller must do, but this list is pretty short. Before some of the world's highlights, it's more than permissible to skip a few of the most-visited attractions - in fact, it is recommended if you don't have a genuine interest in that attraction in the first place. Do your own thing and don't just travel to a destination because Google suggests it. You will have a far more memorable travel experience.

Do you have any tips? 

18 comments:

  1. I think a big mistake is to not look outside the initial area you are in, I went to prague and then later found out that just out of the area I explored was an amazing cathedral that I didnt get to see.

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  2. I wholeheartedly recommend research - I like to get together an itinerary before we book anywhere so then we can make the most of our days. I just get on Google and read loads of blogs too for a real-life experience! I've bookmarked Travel Sphere for our future getaways!

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  3. I am definitely guilty of trying to plan everything myself when I travel. I will be checking out the site you recommended x

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  4. I travel a lot but never write down a detailed itinerary. I usually research what is there to do and see in a place and then decide what it's interesting for me. This way I end up doing unique things, like cooking classes or climb volcanoes :)

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  5. I agree that it is important to not cram in too much because otherwise you reduce the excitement of travel and that is never fun. Also I would agree that it is so important to do your research as well!

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  6. These are some great tips I think research is key, not only about the area but around planning your own itinerary as well. Knowing what you want to do before you go can help you fit it all in.

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  7. I am terrible for not researching enough - we did Barcelona once and walked it all, tiring ourselves out before we realised they had a brilliant and inexpensive underground system

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  8. I think there is a fine line between planning enough and too much, so it's definitely worth having some free time to explore scheduled in x

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  9. There certainly is need for a balance between doing something and chilling out. I love to head to non tourist-y places and experience the real culture on holiday.

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  10. I recently went to Barcelona and luckily my husband thoroughly researched and we asked our friends, and we knew exactly where to stay to be central enough but not where it's too crowded. We did a few other things that were so enjoyable and left the nights to be free and discover.

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  11. These are top tips, as I do have a tendency to cram way too much in. Now, I focus on quality rather than quality x

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  12. A definite yes for researching! Great tips, especially trying to explore more non-tourist areas :)

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  13. I research everything before we travel to a new place. I have to be organised and prepared

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  14. I think research is so important when travelling somewhere new. You might also find that you discover some hidden gems aside from the usual tourist attractions!

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  15. These are so true, there is nothing worse than trying to do too much and not enjoying it because you are rushing round x

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  16. I tend to cram too much in,I have to try and make myself be realistic when planning

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  17. I always try to cram too much into our family holiday's. I need to chill out a bit and not do it this year :)

    Louise x

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  18. I used to cram in to much and try to hit all the must visit places but then I realised I was actually taking away from my holiday rather than adding to it

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