Expensive Mistakes Travelers Make Abroad

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Traveling is expensive, as we all know, and it can be particularly pricey for first-time travelers who are not familiar with some money-saving tricks. Check out a few common travel mistakes that could cost you a lot of money.

Traveling In Peak Season

From accommodation and flight tickets to groceries, everything is more expensive during peak season, which is why traveling in the off-season is a great way to save some money.

Not Getting Travel Insurance

This is also a common travel mistake that can cost you money because travel insurance can cover some unexpected expenses such as trip cancellations and lost luggage.

Paying For Taxis

As a foreigner, you can easily be scammed if you decide to take a taxi, which is why you should do this only if you have no other option. Using public transportation is always the best and cheapest option when abroad.

Eating In Tourist Areas

Try to avoid cafes and restaurants near prime tourist locations when traveling, because this is usually where drinks and food are much more expensive. It’s always best to get off the beaten path and find small and authentic restaurants that are usually not very crowded.