Sept. 7, 2021

12 Common Travel Mistakes To Avoid

Learn how to avoid twelve of the most common mistakes people make while traveling. Plus, hear bonus travel tips and mistakes from fellow members of the Traveling with Kristin and Badass Digital Nomads Community.


EP. 124: COMMON TRAVEL MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

  • Applications are open for Kristin's new Ready To Relocate program for people who are looking to slow travel or move abroad [2:15]

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  • Listener shout-outs [3:54]
  • Comments from listeners about their travel mistakes [5:15]
    • Missed flights and trains
    • Roaming data and SIM cards
    • Planning
    • Slow travel
    • Packing mistakes
    • Bad luggage
    • Lost debit and credit cards

TOP 12 TRAVEL MISTAKES: [10:56]

12. Frequent Flier Programs [11:39]

  • Hotel Rewards
  • Car Rental Perks

11. Booking the cheapest flight [13:27]

10. Traveling at peak times [14:43]

9. Planning too much/not enough [15:46]

8. Traveling without insurance [16:55]

7. Not using the airline app [17:41]

6. Eating airport food [18:24]

5. Never solo traveling [19:21]

4. Peak hours, crowds and lines [20:21]

3. Banking and ATM mistakes [21:54]

2. Not eating like the locals [23:11]

1. Overpacking 😬  [24:00]

 

VIDEOS MENTIONED:

RESOURCES MENTIONED

Free Wise Borderless Account

SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance

Delta SkyMiles

IHG Hotels Rewards

Hotels.com

Priority Pass

Google Maps Peak Times

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Kristin Wilson

Host of Badass Digital Nomads and YouTube's Traveling with Kristin

Kristin Wilson is a long-term digital nomad and location-independent entrepreneur who has lived and worked across 60 countries in 20 years. Since founding a fully-remote, international relocation company in 2011, she has helped more than 1,000 people retire or live abroad in 35 countries. Today, she helps aspiring remote workers, digital nomads, and expats achieve their lifestyle goals through her YouTube channel (Traveling with Kristin) and podcast, Badass Digital Nomads.
 
Kristin is a Top Writer on Medium and Quora in the topics of business, travel, technology, life, productivity, digital nomads, and location independence. She has been featured on The Today Show, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN, The New York Times, WSJ, Huffpost, HGTV’s House Hunters International, and more.