Traveling can be a genuine nightmare if you fall into certain traps and common mistakes. There are some things that you can get wrong but because they may appear minor and without considerable consequences, you are more likely to make these mistakes. Just a bit of preparation makes a huge difference.
Mistake #1: Food
Eating junk food, fizzy drinks, or consuming things that can get you an upset stomach or get you bloated is a severe mistake. Amongst other things avoid eating too much or overeating. Travel can become a genuine burden when you are careless about what you put on your plate. It is better to just snack before travel or not eat at all.
Mistake #2: Packing important items in small backs
Small important things such as documents and papers in a small bag will make it difficult to keep track of everything. You should only have a backpack as your cabin luggage and keep everything important in it. The fewer bags you have the better.
Mistake #3: Bad time management
You should plan everything properly before travel. Most likely you have seen people running through the airport, hoping not to miss their flight. Try not to be that kind of person and focus on preparation. Arrive early. Do not worry about being one hour too soon at the airport. It is much better to wait an hour rather than to miss your flight.
Mistake #4: Paying for overweight luggage
It is never worth it to pay for overweight luggage. You will end up paying more for a few extra pounds than what it would have costed to get a piece of extra luggage. If you plan to travel and pack a lot of things, be mindful about weight to save money.
Mistake #5: Wrapping your luggage
If you travel by plane, you will feel tempted to protect your luggage with plastic wrap. There are self-service luggage wrappers in airports. The problem with this habit is that you will be unable to get anything from that piece of luggage until you land. You either work on your preparation and get all your essentials in a carry-on bag or avoid wrapping your luggage.