There are many mistakes that we do and they can be avoided quite easily. As an example, we may not do enough research on flights. In many cases, flights can be among the most expensive components of our trip. It should be possible to save hundreds of dollars by making a number of stops with budget airline. Non-stop flights are often included in the non-budget category. Spending 1-2 hours in a foreign airport could be a good experience. We may have a glimpse of the country that we briefly visit. There are smaller national airlines and even buses or trains that can provide good substitute for air travel. We may also bring too much or too little luggage during a trip. This could happen when we don’t do enough research on the local weather. As an example, we could bring thick jackets to Europe, but in particularly hot summer, some European countries, such as France could be affected by debilitating heat wave. We may also bring too little warm clothes. As an example, New Zealand is cold in June, because it is winter at the southern hemisphere.
In this case, we should avoid bringing too many appliances and too much clothing. It is possible that there are many things that we can’t use during the trip. As an example, we may have too little time to use curling irons and other hair styling tools. This could add to our overall budget, especially if we consistently need to pay charges for overweight luggage, each time we board an airplane. It can also be expensive if we need to pay someone to cart our luggage to different areas. By bringing small amount of items, it is possible to save a lot of money. Another problem is that we don’t bring enough money and we tend to rely on credit cards. Unfortunately, these cards are true money wasters. We will pay an extra 3 percent for every transaction, which is definitely expensive. It is not a good idea spending so much money on fees and charges. It is better to prepare cash in the bank account for a variety of purposes. We should be able to withdraw the money with fewer charges. Running out of money and relying on credit cards while staying at other country can be a bad thing financially.
There are many great hostels that we should be able to find in the destination area. In many cases, they are quite comfortable, affordable and clean. One big mistake that we often do is by ignoring their services. Their names may not be commonly known, but they are run by honest and diligent owners. By choosing hostels for accommodation, it doesn’t mean that we will deal with cockroaches. Also, we often don’t need hotels with complete amenities, because we could be just too tired to watch TVs when we arrive at night. One of the best ways is by getting reliable personal recommendations from fellow travellers.