Traveling is a unique opportunity to have contact with other traditions and customs, to know new places, and to expand your cultural baggage.
With that in mind, we decided to list here the most recurring setbacks among travelers, giving tips on how to avoid them simply and effectively. Follow it, so you do not overextend yourself!
Cost to find hosting at destination
To begin our list of unforeseen travel setbacks, we have a very common situation: reaching the destination and not finding lodging with ease. This difficulty is especially true in high season periods, such as school holidays and the end of the year, when the demand for hotels, inns, and the like is higher.
To avoid this headache, simply have this attitude: before traveling, research the destination place an establishment that meets your needs, is well located and great value for money. So you can enjoy the journey more peacefully from the start!
Forget a medicine or essential item
Discovering on the way to your destination that you forgot an essential personal item is not at all pleasant, is it? Imagine leaving home your camera, notebook, or medicine you are accustomed to taking whenever you catch a cold or are allergic.
To be careful, in this case, get into the habit of making a list of those items that are essential, those that you just cannot help but take wherever you go. With this checklist ready, you can check, one day before you board, if everything is packed in your bags, so you do not risk leaving anything behind.
Get sick and not get medical care
Imagine if you get sick while traveling, presenting a series of symptoms that negatively impact your mood and well-being. In that case, if you have not taken adequate precautions, you may have a hard time getting access to good medical or dental care. Does it not seem complicated?
Also, for this reason, be sure to take out travel insurance. And that goes for both international travel and domestic travel, have you? That way, if you need to consult, perform some tests, or until you are hospitalized, the insurance will give the necessary coverage.
Take little money in kind
Another frequent unforeseen travel issue is not having enough cash in kind due to the preference for using credit and debit cards. Have you thought about how this can become a big problem if restaurants, transportation, and even entrances to attractions where you go just accept cash payment?
Therefore, in addition to the traditional cards, the idea is to separate a reasonable amount for emergencies and day-to-day situations of a tourist that may require as a means of payment living money – such as the purchase of tickets on public transport or purchases made in fairs, on the street.
Being incommunicado for lack of battery
In addition to the unforeseen travels mentioned so far, we cannot leave out one in particular: to be incommunicado because of the battery of the cell phone died. After all, today’s devices are not just for calling, but also for sending messages and emails, using social networks, finding places through GPS, and accessing the internet.
To avoid having to go back to the hotel whenever your cell phone charges for a load, purchase a portable charger that you can carry in your pocket or backpack, for example. If you want to be sure of all sides, also provide an extra, portable battery to complement the charge of your smartphone when necessary. So you no longer have to worry about this problem!
Missing flight because I was unable to check-in
Finally, another unforeseen event that may disrupt (and much) the plans made for your trip is to miss the flight because of not being able to check in on time. This problem is because many people still have the habit of performing it only at the airport in person. The problem is that there can be several setbacks, such as technical problems at the ticket booths or even queues that delay the process, delaying the other steps before embarking.
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