7 travel mistakes to avoid

We are well into the summer season, which means that many people are traveling or preparing to travel. There are so many things to consider before traveling, especially abroad. There are also a lot of costs to be involved too. You will probably be tempted to cut the corners in one way or another.

However, here are some things you shouldn't spare yourself on a trip to make sure you don't spend unnecessary money or get ripped off.

Misleading hotel descriptions

When searching for a hotel, it is important to look at several sources. Photoshop and fake ads can be very misleading, so don't fall into this trap.

Hidden fees

The price of the cheapest flight or hotel is not always the best deal. Most of the time, the lowest prices for places come with some hidden fees such as checked baggage, resort or hotel fees, etc. which could make you over budget .

Do not buy travel insurance

Many people choose not to buy even the most affordable travel insurance because they think nothing will happen to them or, overall, it is not worth it. But, travel insurance can protect your luggage in the event of loss, which happens more than you think. It can also pay for lost hotel reservations or even medical expenses you may incur.

Third-party scams

Third-party fraudsters usually push you to book using their services by tempting consumers with unique offers. Usually these scammers take your money and don't follow through on the promised services. One way to avoid this is to read the fine print and ask lots of questions. Or just avoid third-party companies.

Exchange fee

Make sure you only go to credible exchange locations and not a grocery store. Although

Free Vacation Offers

Internet and phone scams are extremely common, keep in mind that unless you participate in credible sweepstakes, there are no free vacations in exchange for your card information credit. So protect yourself from scammers because one of the red flags to watch out for is a free vacation deal.

Too much packaging

Make a list and pack pieces that can be made into several outfits. If the weather changes drastically, you can still buy what you need, but depending on where you travel, you probably won't need extra clothes, so save your money on luggage.

Planning a vacation can be stressful and difficult, but if you avoid these mistakes, it can be very rewarding.

Source by Ted Quinn