Things not to do while traveling is a subject which you must not have come across because every traveler or writer tries to emphasize the things to do while traveling and not on the other side. Things not to do while traveling is equally important for you to know as things to do are. Because to avoid unnecessary discomfort, expenses and to save your precious time, things not to do while travel also become quite helpful.
Also, you must have observed that every single blogger or writer tries to write down his or her experience about must to do, must travel, or must have like things, but not about what you should not attempt. There are much smaller tricks by which you can avoid discomfort and uneasiness during travel and can make your trip memorable. You can surely use these tricks (not applicable to every destination) but can be important.
1. Dont book your hotel in hurry
Every destination will have one or two most prominent locations, where you will find lots of crowds every time. Most of the shopping outlets will be clustered around these locations and so maximum hotels also. But if you must have noticed, rent of these hotels will always be on upper edge because of those crowd and other marketing catchments.
You should stay away from such locations for accommodation purposes. You don’t need to go far away from such a location, but at a slight distance, you will notice a change in the rental cost. You should Book your Hotel in a smarter way by avoiding such crowded and prominent locations. You can also search for good hostels, if available in the area as it will save to your pocket.
2. Dont choose Restaurant in haste
If you have gone through the point above about choosing your hotels smartly, the same rule applies to your restaurant selection as well. You must have observed that food items are priced costlier near these major attractions. Also, the quality and taste of the food differ in negative directions near these sites.
Hence, it is better that you should avoid having your meals at such locations and if possible try to taste local foods. It will help the localities plus you will get exposed to local foods which is a way to understand the local culture over there.
3. Dont litter at the destination while traveling
We as a traveler must have an endeavor to preserve the uniqueness of the destination we are visiting. How can we achieve it.. is by simply respecting the destination? It is very easy for us to spoil the beauty and nature, by littering here and there. But it is much easier for us to keep this nature clean, just by restricting ourselves from such nonsense things.
It should be our moral duty to help the locals in keeping things as it is, so that it preserve same essence in future as well, which will make the traveling of other tourists memorable..
4. Dont take Google lightly
Whenever and wherever your plan to visit or have food, it is our general habit to google about the same. We must take the help of search engines, as it is proving fruitful in the era of advanced social networking and internet-like things. Generally, we tend to see for the star ratings particular place of our interest having on google, and if it has a good star rating, we assume it as a reputable destination.
But in addition to star ratings, we must also look for the total number of reviews that a particular destination has. It will signify the crowd or visitors visited that place before you. More reviews mean more number of people visited the place, that means you will get a fair idea about the place in general. This way, you can actually get to know some idea about the location even before traveling to the destination.
5. Try not to use personal vehicle or taxi
Using public transport while exploring the destination will provide you an opportunity to interact with the local peoples plus it will save your budget. If we are using a taxi or personal vehicle, we try to visit the destination only and never get any chance to roam around. This is where using public transport comes to the rescue, as interaction with local people will help you in finding other not so popular destinations nearby.
6. Dont plan in much advance
Whenever you are planning for a trip, one thing which we generally try to do is to book our accommodation and carrier. You should complete your reservation in time to avoid any last-minute discomfort, but just in doing so we end up paying a heavy price for these services sometimes.
In the case of Flights, operators start changing the price of the carrier based on demand in the last three months only. So there is no need to book your flight well before then these last three months of your departure. The same goes for hotel booking as well where hotel deals are more frequent near the departure dates. Seats for hotels/flights/cruise are prices at variable prices and if demand is low, surely you will get a good deal for your booking.
7. Dont skip local tourist office
You will find that every destination has its local tourism office dully affiliated with the tourism ministry. This office is authorized and liable to provide you a piece of authentic information about the destination of your choice. You must search and visit this office as and when you land there. Also it is a great way to see what is ging on around the town when you are planning your trip to that town.
You can get all the information from the local guides or taxi operators as well, but sometimes personal interest overtakes them and not so exact information is provided to you. Hence, it is better to always make a habit to visit the local tourism office to have authentic information about the location you are visiting.
Insurance is a thing which you must not underestimate in your life. And it is also a crucial thing whenever you are planning your trip. There are different types of insurance offered by companies based on the requirement of the customer.
As you are planning to move around, travel insurance is a must for you. You can’t predict anything when you are on vacation on nonnative soil. Travel insurance will save you from Medical and Non-medical contingencies like theft, natural disaster, medical condition, etc.