With the global pandemic over and travel bans lifted, you are probably very excited to get back to traveling the world this summer and you’re not alone! But it’s been so long since you’ve been anywhere that you may have forgotten all of the travel tips you like to follow the most.
There are many lists out there that will tell you things you should make sure to bring on a trip, places you should visit, or other various travel tips. But how often have you thought about the things you should not do when traveling?
Here are 3 things you should avoid on your future trips to make your life much easier.
Breaking The Law
Breaking laws and getting into any type of legal trouble is not exactly something anyone is aiming to do where they live, but it can be even more of a hassle when you’re traveling. Especially if there is a language barrier or you don’t have access to money for bail, lawyers, etc.
Getting in trouble in another country is extra scary, stressful, and complicated. The unfortunate thing is that it is actually quite common for people to get into legal trouble while traveling, because the laws are different all around the world. If you are unsure about any laws in the place you are going, make sure you look them up before you leave for your trip.
Concealing and carrying a weapon, for example, may be perfectly legal where you live, but that is not the case everywhere.
Looking Like A Tourist
Just because you are a tourist doesn’t mean you have to look like one. When traveling, especially overseas, you should always try to blend in as much as possible. This will help you avoid getting targeted by a pickpocket, and swindlers on the streets will be much less likely to try to scam you if you don’t stand out as an obvious out-of-towner. Don’t wear binoculars or a camera around your neck, don’t carry too much cash, and never look at a map while out in public.
Visiting a new place can be overwhelming, overstimulating, and filled to the brim with so much you want to see. For this reason, professional tours can start to look appealing. But these tours are often overpriced and don’t show you much of what locals would consider the real side of their city.
The best way to see the place you’ve traveled to is to have someone who lives there show you around, or just go exploring on your own! There are also tons of great travel blogs online you can look at ahead of time.
Traveling and seeing places you’ve never seen is one of the greatest joys in life and avoiding these few simple things will only help make it even more enjoyable! Bon Voyage!