We all got very excited when it comes to visiting new places which led to common mistakes without even knowing. These mistakes sounds silly, but they can ruin our travel expectations. But don’t worry, we are going to solve your problem. Here are the rookie mistake to avoid on your first holiday.
1. Packing too many things
It is the most common rookie mistake all travelers do. Most of the travelers get too excited about the journey but can’t decide what things to wear which results in packing too many things. But many of the packed things remain unused. Here is my suggestion always take only half the clothes that you actually think you should require.
2. Following the guidebook too much
Yes! It is the most common mistake that all rookie travelers do. It is helpful to get an idea about tourist areas that you can visit in your stay in a new place. But you will not be able to get complete experiences as we travel to get some excitement and that will only happen if you do some extraordinary than others. Let me tell you why you should avoid sticking too much in guidelines. Nepal is full of natural diversity and you will get surprised by every corner in each step. And all of them are not mentioned in the guideline. You can explore in the best way by asking locals. It will also help you know more about the culture and their life experiences.
3. Eating common food
Travelling is all about exploring things which also include trying local cuisine of the places where you have been planning to go. Nepal is rich in cultural diversity with its unique and tasty cuisine. So, don’t get afraid of trying new dishes. It’s one of the best things one shouldn’t miss in their travel.
4. Trying to see everything
I know most of us want to explore everything in one visit as we may not get another chance to visit the same place. It’s normal but we make ourselves only exhausting by doing this. Willing to explore everything results in walking and traveling all the time. This way we only get to explore many things but can’t enjoy our journey.
5. Expecting too much
Before going to any places we all do some digging about that place but most of the pictures we see are photoshopped which creates more expectation. But when you get to visit those places you get disappointed as the place may not be exactly the same in the picture you have seen before visiting. This is the main reason most of the travelers did not enjoy their trip especially if they are visiting for the first time.
6. Not engaging with locals
It is one of the rookie mistakes as many travelers don’t interact with locals. If you truly want to explore things then hearing insight of locals is the unavoidable thing in any travel. You not only get to try local cuisine but also get to know about their cultural values.
7. Booking everything through a travel agent
It’s not easy to plan an entire trip on your own, so most of the travelers book everything through travel agencies. It is the most common mistake rookie travelers do. instead of going through an agency, you can make your group or travel solo. It will save you money and you can book everything according to your taste and preferences.
8. Not planning where to do your Laundry
It sounds crazy but it is the life savior thing if you are planning for a long day vacation or trek. You will need laundry if you are on a long trip. You might not get laundry services in the hotel where you have done your booking. So it is best to make a rough estimation on when and where to do laundry.
9. Buying too many souvenirs
Whenever we go to new places, we have the habit of buying too many things for our family, relatives, and friends that only adds up your luggage weight. It can restrict your mobility. So avoid buying too many souvenirs.
So, did you realize how some silly mistakes can make huge impact in travel experience. Hope this list will help to make you travel fun and awesome.
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