Whether it is your first adventure abroad or already your 50th,
you’d definitely want to avoid these common travel mistakes to guarantee optimum
fun and relaxation. Keep in mind these tips to help avoid falling victim to any
of these boo-boos.
that your phone is ready for international use
Keep in mind that every company has
their own unique policy for international data use, which may include upgrading
of your plan for the month of your trip or purchasing of local SIM pack to make
calls whenever you are in another country. Before leaving home, make sure to check
with your local carrier, so you stay connected with family and friends without
returning home to a $1,500 bill!
to inform your bank about the trip
There is nothing scarier than being locked out of your personal bank account when you are outside Singapore with no enough cash on hand. Days before your trip, give your bank a heads up that you will be going to this specific location for a certain amount of time. Many credit card companies and local banks here in Singapore lets you do this online by sending them a travel notification. This is definitely a step you will be glad you remembered.
your medications in your luggage
Especially during long-haul
flights, we get separated from our luggage for extended hours. Pro travel
advice: if you are travelling with special medications, make sure that these
items are always available in your carry-on bag. In the event you get stranded
or your luggage was loaded in the wrong plane, you can breathe a bit easier
knowing that you are able to keep your health on check.
- Failing to
You’d want to pick up some local currency the moment you step into a country. In most countries, public transportation, cabs, small eateries and local markets only accept cash, so exchanging local currency before leaving the airport is always a must.
- Taking the
signs for granted
This one seems like a no-brainer,
but many tend to forget this when they get all too giddy to explore the new
place. For example, if your vacation calls for a day at the beach, that cute
bikini you just bought may be optional. But be sure to look for signs as some
beaches may be nude beaches, and the signage is not always obvious. For many
tourists, it is awkward being the only person in bikini in a nudist beach, as
well as being the only nude person at a clothed beach. SO, do yourself a little
favor and read the signs.
If you’re guilty to any of these mistakes during your
previous trips, then you should know better by know. For the first timers, heed
these advices for the best vacation ever.