CNN Travel has a list of 20 travel mistakes

On their travel site, Jody found that CNN lists 20 of the biggest travel mistakes and asks you to list yours in the comments section. Here is their list:

  1. Overpacking
  2. Not buying something you like as soon as you see it
  3. Not checking your phone plan before traveling abroad
  4. Trusting “near city center” descriptions
  5. Taking the “super” shuttle
  6. Not tightening shampoo caps all the way
  7. Thinking you know the perfect time to book a ticket
  8. Trying too hard to chisel out a bargain
  9. Not changing money at the airport
  10. Underestimated the hell that is Heathrow
  11. Buying cheap flip-flops
  12. Fearing street food
  13. Buying a drum on the first day of a three-month trek across Asia
  14. Over-reliance on guidebooks
  15. Not buying the full insurance policy
  16. Obsessive photography
  17. Not checking visa requirements before departure
  18. Attempting Berlin in a weekend
  19. Using a credit card to get cash
  20. Not printing out reservation details

Of course this is just the main points – for more information and elaboration on these points, check out their webpage. Don’t forget to look at the comments section – there are some more good tips from readers.

~ Jody Victor