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9 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Traveling

Here are my top tips to travel like a pro…


With all the joy and memories travel brings you, sometimes it can get tricky and confusing. “Travel can be very unpredictable, especially during peak seasons. “By working with a travel professional, we work behind the scenes so you can truly relax on vacation,” says Molly Mathis, founder of MOJO Adventures. In addition to working with a trusted travel professional like MOJO, here are a few things you can file away for your next trip so you can move about the country with confidence. 

Check out these common mistakes:


  1. Not Checking Your Passport’s Expiration Date 

Many countries require passports to be valid at least six months beyond your dates of travel. So before packing your passport, be sure to check the expiration date. If your passport is set to expire soon, check out our recent article for next steps. 


  1. Making International Plans Before Checking Flight Prices

Air travel is continuing to skyrocket as people travel to popular tourist destinations during peak season. Delays and cancellations are no surprise this summer. I recommend looking at flight prices before making any destination plans. Even better, utilize our professional flight team. For more details on the benefits of using our flight booking services including 24/7 emergency support, click here. 


  1. Not Downloading Travel Apps 

Apps help make our daily lives convenient so why wouldn’t you do the same for your trip? These travel apps will help you document your experience and make your adventure more memorable. Here are our top six apps. 


  1. Traveling During Peak Season to High-Demand Destinations 

Get more bang for your buck and travel to destinations during the slower seasons. Refer to our guide on ‘the best places to go when’ to make sure you avoid the crowds and get a truly authentic experience. 


  1. Showing Up Unprepared at The Airport 

Nothing is worse than rushing to the airport and feeling flustered before your long journey. To avoid this, check out ‘our tips and must haves for your upcoming long flight’ and airport tips and tricks to make your life easier.


  1. Throwing All Your Clothes in a Suitcase Without Having a Packing Strategy 

You may be shocked, but it is possible to live out of a carry-on bag during a two-week trip. Don’t believe me? Check out the ultimate packing guide for your next adventure.’


  1. Traveling Without a Plan

Finding your way in a new country can be challenging and full of language barriers. The challenges are endless: scheduling mistakes, scams and rental car issues. By working with a curated travel company like MOJO, you can arrive to your destination ready to take on an adventure without the hassle. 


  1. Ignoring Travel Insurance 

The extra money to travel insurance is worth it! This protects you from the unknowns you are bound to encounter on your adventure. For more on travel insurance, check out ‘Trip Insurance’ and Breaking Down the Details of Travel Insurance.”


  1. Not Working with a Travel Expert 

Last but not least, the benefits of having a seasoned travel professional are endless. For instance, we equip all our travelers with a “Know Before You Go” guide to their destination. This outlines everything from current entry requirements to packing suggestions. Want to know what else is included in the guide? Check out our itinerary and key tips for MOJO INSIDERS.