Avoid Travel Pitfalls, A How to Guide

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Hello my travel giraffes how are you all? Let me know in the comments below what your next travel plans are. Share so I can get wanderlust inspiration. Speaking of travel plans, have you ever had a really bad travel experience? I’m sure we all had, so I’m going to share tips on how to avoid travel pitfalls

Avoid Travel Pitfalls

Lost Luggage

There’s nothing worse than arriving at your dream location and find that your luggage is thousands of miles of away. What a mess! If you are going to a hot climate where your clothing entails camisoles and kimonos, you can pack your hand luggage for a week. I know that’s crazy to believe but we can! It all boils down to the type of luggage you have. Look for multiple compartments inside the bag and how lightweight it is. One piece of luggage I’ve got my eye on is by Cabinzero.

Dehydrated Skin

There’s nothing worse than returning home with skin that’s all dry, crackly and dehydrated. To avoid this travel pitfall, drink lots and lots of water. Travel with a thick multipurpose moisturiser so you can use on your hands, as well as your face. Apply often! Please remember to take a lip balm as it’s often neglected. Lips need TLC too!

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Finances

Any person who suffers from wanderlust, *raises hand*, knows the hit your finances can take if you don’t plan properly. Essentially, you just need to plan properly! Easier said than done I know, but there are some things you can plan for. We all know there are sales in January and September on flights, this is the perfect time to purchase for the next year. I booked my Bangkok and Bali trip the end of summer before and got an amazing deal!

Another way to avoid travel pitfalls would be to use flight comparison websites like Skyscanner or, join Jack’s Flight Club. This is a website that you can join for free and you receive a weekly email on cheap flights available in specific locations. You can upgrade at a cost, to receive regular updates.

Illness

My final tip to avoid travel pitfalls involves illness, which no one wants to think about but it happens. Firstly, please make sure you have travel insurance. Depending on the credit card you use, you may have travel insurance built in as a perk. For my peeps in the UK, you can apply for a free European Health Insurance Card, which will allow you to get free or discounted healthcare in European countries.

For minor complaints, I pack a first aid kit with everything that I could possibly need for headaches, upset tummies and migraines. You can’t prevent them but you can be prepared to treat them.

These are my tips on how to avoid travel pitfalls. Share in the comments below how you deal with travel pitfalls.

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Until next time, be well!

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