Did you miss your flight or boat and you  were in between the stop? Did you go to  the airport and found your passport  expired? Did you find a cheap hotel  away from the city center and have  spent a lot of money in taxis and  tickets? Here are useful tips to help  avoid the most common travel …  mistakes.

1. Did you calculate the time between  flights well? Not only is the low price of  a ticket making its market a success. If  you are to reach your destination in  response, you must be very careful  about the time you have left between  the two flights; especially if you need to  take your suitcase and check-in again at  the stopover. One and a half hours it is  ok for the whole process, but also not to be anxious in a possible short delay of  the first flight. Of course, if you fly with  the same company or companies that  share common codes, these are usually  calculated. But long waiting at airports  is not beneficial for you  . Why, if you  have saved 30 euros in the ticket and  stay at the stop for five or more hours,  then you are still losers: you will still eat  something at the airport’s expensive  stores, but you will also have lost time  in a place where Most cases are too far  from the city center.2.  When does your passport expire? A  classic mistake made even by the most  experienced travelers. You took out  tickets, booked a hotel or apartment –  this is more than a month before the trip  – but take a look at your travel  documents as well. Why, if you are  traveling outside the EU, a passport is  your most valuable paper. And if you do  not have it, you can not go anywhere.  The process of issuing and / or  renewing it is relatively easy and quick,  but it is never done from one moment to  the next. It also entails a cost that you  have to calculate, because, over time,  100 euros do not surplus to anyone.

3. How close to the center is your hotel?  You travel to a big city and the main  hotel costs, for example, 20 euros more  expensive a day than a cheaper one in a  suburb. And close the second one.  Careful accommodation at a good price.  Well here. So you arrive at your  destination and you realize that the  beautiful hotel you have closed is from  the center two trains or half an hour by  bus in the morning and a taxi of 15 – 20  euros in the evening. Financial disaster.  And a waste of time. So, check this in  advance and make a good research .  Especially if you are aiming to get to  know the nightlife of the city you will  visit. And if your hotels look expensive,  there is now the most widespread  solution to the cheapest apartments to rent. If, of course, you are not worried , it  is no problem to stay a little longer and  quieter. You decide!

4.  Will you see all the city’s attractions  in one day? Relax! Traveling abroad is to  fill new images, knowledge and  experiences, but we do not have to go  back with overwork. Major cities like  London, Rome and Paris need days – if  you want to see their countless sights  and museums – and if they do not have  enough time, they want a program. As  they are alot to see in each place,dont  try to see all in once, so you can not see  the Vatican, the Colosseum and the  Rome Forum in one day. It’s an  exaggeration. And if you try it, the  fatigue of this day will be your most  powerful memory. Make a selection of  points you want to see more, plan visits  to nearby attractions and … give a  chance to the city. Relax in squares  without big names and browse  neighborhoods that belong only to their  residents. It’s a great opportunity to see  your destination with another eye!

5.  Perhaps all these museums are of no  interest to you? It’s no shame to prefer a  “lazy” drink to a coffee near the Eiffel  tower by waiting in the queue for hours  for a photo from the landmark tower of  the City of Light. Nor do you go to the  East London bazaars since the last Tate  Modern show. Ultimately, modern art  may not be your priority, and the list of  “must see” most of London does not fit  your interests. Quite simply, do not  follow it. Think about where you want to  go and what you want to see, study  what’s happening in the city you’re  interested in, and make your own  schedule. This is the only way you will  come back with really pleased your trip.

6. Where will you find good food out of  tourist beaten? Even in Venice, one of  the most popular cities in the world,  there is now the possibility not to let it  go as a tourist. And we are explaining …  There are now so many blogs and sites  written by locals who recommend the  best places for breakfast or lunch, for  coffee or drink, for shopping and  entertainment – the places where they  go in their daily lives and have good  quality , And good prices. What’s more  beautiful to know a place from the  inside! Away from queues and coffees  that cost 7 euros or moderate meals of  around 50 euros per person. So good  research, then, trust in the locals and  the tourist pitfalls (both outside and  within Greece) can forever belong to the  past.

7. Do you select a hotel only from the  photos? Big mistake. And in some  cases fatal. Tripadvisor.com, the largest  platform with reviews and travel reviews  for accommodation and restaurants  around the world, has shown the way.  Do not make any reservations  anywhere, based only on the nice  photos of the hotel site. Enter the  tripadvisor or read reviews of previous  customers at the booking.com or any  other site making reservations and  decide afterwards. All are great truths  about the accommodation that made  you click are there. And they are  trustworthy.

8.  Where exactly is the airport where  you will land? Indeed, small and far  away airports from the center of several  major cities airports are cheaper, but  that does not necessarily mean that you  will gain money from the difference. Why? if you finally want to know how  much time and how much cost plus  ticket costs to reach your final  destination (and if you travel in the  evening, you may miss the last train or  bus and run out at the small isolated  airport), then you are not really saving.  Compute everything in detail, because  only by detail you can find out if your  journey is finally considered. And many  other mistakes that you do not have to  do …
• Do not spoil your hearts with  local retailers in the world’s bazaars if  they do not cut you 50 cents more than  the souvenir that inspired you to buy .  You will not be saved
• Do not buy bulky  items that will make it hard to take them  with you on the plane
• As reliable travel  guides do not need to be a gospel. If  they were written two and three years  ago, things may have changed in your  destination.
• Close carefully the bottles  of shampoos, bubble baths and creams  because they can spill and damage your  stuff. And of course, do not put wine on  your suitcases because you can pick up  your luggage with your clothes all in  red,from the  expensive, bottle that  broke somewhere in its way…
• No one  is interested in seeing your 10,000  photos on your trip. Leave your digital  camera for a while and enjoy the new  place you’ve visited.
• At airports like  Heathrow, London, you should go at  least two hours before your flight. It’s so  big (some exits are approached after 20  to 25 minutes of walking), which can  very easily miss your flight.
• A second  pair of shoes – and much more flip-flops  in the summer – is necessary on  multi-day trips, so you will not find  yourself unpleasantly surprised.
• Be  sure to be informed of your roaming  charges by your mobile operator so that  you do not have to pay for the return  fee. It is a pitty!
• Beware of currency  exchange. Do research before. In  London, for example, if you make money from your debit card from an  ATM local bank, they will keep you less  at a commission than at the airport  exchange offices.
• Even if you trust  your airline (you go to check-in,  passport or ID, find your e-ticket and  issue the boarding pass), it is a good  idea to have you printed and confirm the  market with the details Position and  flight. You never know what can happen  .!

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