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7 common mistakes you should avoid if you want to enjoy your travels

It is an opportunity to relax, destress, see new places, explore, meet new people and learn new things. However, when planning trips, we tend to make some mistakes, some of which may end up ruining the entire experience.

7 common mistakes you should avoid if you want to enjoy your travels

Here are some common mistakes you should avoid if you want to enjoy your travels;

1. Overpacking

You need to know when to stop when you're packing for your trip. While you're trying to take everything you think you'll need, you might end up overpacking. Lugging around a huge, heavy suitcase can put a serious damper on your holiday mood and can lead to a messy hotel room and sore back. To avoid overpacking, pack only what you need and not what you think you'll use.

2. Under packing

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Overpacking can be a problem, under-packing can be a bigger one. When you under-pack, you are likely to forget your necessities and you end up purchasing things you already have at home, losing money that could be spent on something more important. Striking the right balance is the goal for any trip.

3. Not researching your destination

Impulsive travel sounds great, and sometimes it works out, but it's not a good crutch to lean on. Do a research about your destination before hitting the road, especially if you are going solo. Make sure you know all you need to know.

4. Planning too many activities into one trip

We understand that you want to make the most of your trip. You want to visit as many places as possible and do as many things as you can, but your trip will be such a blur that you may not even remember what you did where. Restrain yourself while creating your itinerary, give yourself enough breathing room that you have time to soak in your destination's unique ambience before moving to the next.

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5. Taking too many pictures

Yes, you need to take pictures, but walking around sightseeing with your camera glued to your face is not a way to enjoy your trip. You will hardly remember the experience afterwards. Instead, take the pictures and put the camera away, experience the moment in real life.

6. Carrying valuables

Avoid carrying valuables like expensive jewelry, and other pricey items because you can easily attract the attention of pick pockets. Apart from that, you might even misplace those items. If at all you have to take any valuables with you, be mindful of them always.

7. Not having a plan

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Now, as much as you want to go with the flow, having a plan makes your vacation somewhat easier. Try to create a list of attractions you want to see in your destination, restaurants you want to try out, and other things you want to do. But also bear in mind that over planning can also ruin your vacation

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