7 common mistakes travelers that you better not to commit
It is unlikely that someone will give up the opportunity to travel as often as possible, for example, not only to get out 1-2 times a year to the nearest sea, but also to spend weekends in other countries. That’s just in pursuit of his dream, some are beginning to bring the planning costs of the trip to the absurd and the output is not only overpay several times more, but also waste your time, effort and nerves. We have compiled a few items to save on which you do not want in any case. Unless, of course, you want your holiday to be spoiled.
Search for cheap flights
On the one hand, cheap tickets – it is an opportunity to travel more often and not to save up in advance for the coveted trip. But on the other hand, usually attractive prices are low-cost airlines, which have to save on almost everything from the airports themselves and ending with food, or rather, its absence. Be prepared for the fact that you may be offered to pay extra for registration, for the choice of place, for the bag (if it does not fit into the dimensions of hand Luggage or there will be several), for drinks and other products on Board. And if you sum up all these costs, you will see that the price of the flight has increased several times and for this amount it was possible to buy a standard ticket with a standard set of services.
Refusal of additional baggage
If you save on the ticket, be prepared for the fact that usually cheap options are paperless rates, providing only the ability to carry on Board hand Luggage weighing up to 10 kg. it’s Okay, because it is possible to travel with one backpack. But if suddenly you decide to buy family and friends Souvenirs or suddenly your favorite boutique will arrange a Grand sale and miss this event, you also can not, then for each additional bag or suitcase you will have to pay a tidy sum. In addition, some low-cost airlines are not allowed to carry free packages from Duty Free, despite the fact that often the prices in airport stores are much higher than in urban retail outlets, then there is no question of any savings. If you add up all these costs, it turns out that the “cheap” ticket is suitable only for those who are accustomed to travel light and not exactly tempted to bring home local delicacies, clothes or Souvenirs.
Refusal of health insurance
“Certainly nothing will happen to me in a couple of days!”, – argue some travelers, deliberately refusing to travel insurance. So it really can happen that your vacation will take place in a relaxed rhythm and the help of a doctor you will not need. But what if suddenly there was some emergency situation and your health is in danger? Alas, but often if you suddenly get sick on vacation or get injured, you will have to go to local medical institutions and pay the full amount of treatment out of your own pocket. Let’s say at once that the prices are usually very expensive: for example, a regular examination will cost you several hundred, a visit to the dentist can reach thousands, and hospitalization and does stand in a few thousand (euros or dollars). Therefore, you should not ignore the services of the insurance company when planning a trip, because if something happens, you can pay all the costs of treatment, find a suitable doctor and a good medical institution.
Travelling by car
“I will have the most budget and bright travel across Europe”, – our friend proudly told about the plans. We, of course, understood that the economy turns out so-so, because even if we consider the fact that to save on hotels quite a even turn out (some feel quite comfortable in the car), you should not forget about the high prices for gasoline in European countries, expensive car insurance, toll roads and Parking, plus other costs, for example, a fine for Parking, unbuttoned belt, entry to the historic center and so on. Besides, it is not necessary to amuse itself hope that but you can “save on food”, because the law can not be imported to Europe food, so your inventory can be removed even at customs. As a result, when we put it all together and announced the approximate amount to our friend, his enthusiasm diminished. Of course, it all depends on the country, the number of passengers and the type of car. However, in any case, it is worth to be prepared for the fact that auto travel is not so cheap and suitable only if you are ready for additional costs and feel confident behind the wheel.
Choosing a cheap hotel
This does not mean, of course, that you need to view extremely expensive hotels, but many, in an attempt to save money, manage to choose so bad options that then you have to solve the problem on the spot, change the hotel or pay extra for other, more comfortable apartments. In addition, some naively believe that once Breakfast is already included in the price of the room, you can safely delete this item of expenditure, but there it was. Most cheap hotels consider this service a mere formality and offer tourists as a morning meal something indigestible or economical products from the nearest supermarket. As a result, Breakfast is very questionable and you have to look for places where you can inexpensive and tasty snack. So before you choose a particular hotel, read the reviews of those who have been there, see photos, learn the location and other information – then on arrival for you will not be a surprise that, say, the room has no air conditioning, its Windows overlook the nearby restaurant, the bathroom is full of mold, and bed linen last washed 5 years ago.
Unreasonable hotel location
Another mistake that many travelers make is the choice of a hotel, which is located far from the historical center, in a non-touristic place. And in the end, after many hours of walking around the city and sightseeing half an hour to get on public transport, and then another stomp a good five kilometers to be finally in your room. In the first days, perhaps, you will be amused – new sensations and the opportunity to feel the life of the local. But then you will get tired of this endless road and wasted time. At the end of the holiday, you will tell your friends not about what you saw in the city, but about how you languished in anticipation of your transport and drove in a crowded bus during rush hour. By the way, do not forget that travel in some countries costs a lot, so if you add up all the costs, it would be possible for this price to find something decent closer to the tourist routes.
Ignorance of local prices
There is another article in the planning of the budget, which is forgotten by some tourists – the costs on the spot. For example, you are lucky enough to find a cheap ticket to Copenhagen, Switzerland or Monaco, but on arrival you suddenly find that the night in the budget place you will cost at least 5000 rubles, dinner in a cheap restaurant – about 5000 rubles, a trip to the store for basic products – also not less than 3000 rubles. So before you succumb to the temptation and buy “tickets at competitive prices”, first study the information about the cost of living in a particular country and only then make a decision. Perhaps the best solution would be to choose a trip to a neighboring, more budget country (for example, you can stay in Italy and as a tour to go to the same Switzerland, France or Portugal).