You are excited, obviously, you are about to leave for your first Traveling alone, and this is a wonderful feeling.
This is also a difficult experience. What will you find outside the boundaries of your country? What will the world throw on you? How will you cope? How much money would you spend to deal with this?
It is mandatory that you make mistakes while traveling for the first time, just as you make mistakes in any other aspect of life. These are common people who are rude courageous people.
This temptation, on that first challenging journey, to stop everything – in each hostel, every transfer, every breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In this way you do not have to worry about anything, right? But you will soon find out that there is some flexibility in it. The big things in the book, of course. But leave yourself a place to change your travel schedule and take the opportunity to present yourself.
Use of a travel agent … for everything
Although now it is easier for you to book a complete journey on the internet, I can understand the travel agent’s security net. But that does not mean that you have to use them for everything. Book your flights, and maybe a housing package. But you usually save money if you look after everything yourself.
Being scared of locals
You can always spot the first-timer, you can guard your money belt subconsciously, the faces put on for “doubt” always try to know what the scandal is, that it will tear them trying to. For the first time when you start pulling out the bad guys from friendly local people, a lot of people are mistreated with everyone. Although this is a mistake. Most local people are not ready to receive you. He can pay to trust them every time – you will make a lot of friends.
However, he said that there are scandals, and these are naive travelers who provide their easiest goals. When I first visited, then I was scamed. And second time. And the third time. There is no easy way around this – you often deal with professionals who are doing this throughout their life. Just roll with the punches and try not to run away with too much cash.
Trying to see everything
This is the reason why group visits are popular, why people see things like “seven countries in 12 days” and think that this is a good thing. This is your big foreign trip and you want to see as much as possible – you want to physically tick as many boxes as possible. But that’s a mistake. You have to trust that you will travel again. Instead of trying to see everywhere at a time, slow down, know a country, or maybe two, and your appetite will be lifelong for similar adventures.
Here’s the deal: The more cost you think, the more cost is coming. The flights that you saw advertised for “$ 600 refund”, for beer that you buy once out in the night, everything will be more expensive. You will spend twice as much as you plan. And this is a conservative estimate. Before traveling, save more money.
Packing too much
Do not take a sleeping bag unless you are actually going to the camp. They are worthless Most of the hostels did not let you use them. Do not pack too much clothes – Remember, you will not buy anything while traveling. Do not take a huge first aid kit. You really need some requirements. Do not take more shoes than three pairs. Do not take more than two pairs of jeans. But take soap – most hostels do not supply it.
Buying too much
Walking through one of the travel shops and just enjoying the banana. You can spend tens of thousands there, picking things like special travel shirts with breathing material, compress bags, wire mesh for wrapping with your backpack, money belt, cabiner, hiking shoes … such clothes Wear what you are comfortable with And using a money belt is like moving around a sign, which states that “loot me”.
Things are getting wrong. And this is not because you are a cheater – things are always going to be wrong. She is part of the journey. For the first time, the mistake that the passengers make, lets them do it. So your train did not stop, or your hotel has lost your booking, or $ 50 has disappeared from your wallet. You’ll sort it out. Being upset or getting out is only going to make it worse.
Not taking out insurance
You need insurance. Even if you are planning to lie in a resort for just one week if you are in an accident, or you fall ill, or you lose your bags, or while traveling one million If any of the accidents happen, you will be very happy that you have spent that small amount on the insurance policy.
Treating the guidebook as gospel
A guidebook, to point you in the right direction and give you background information on those places that you have. However, the first time travelers who make mistakes are doing the things listed in the guidebook – only going to the restaurant, staying in the hostel and visiting those attractions, which are stamped with the approval of the guidebook. There are more in the world than the bits listed in those pages.