Each Sunday, a community of travelers from all around the world meets on twitter for an hour to partake in Sunday Brunch Travel Chat. Our first chat for the year revolved around “travel tips”. Question 3 was:
What is the worst travel tip you have been given?
Here are the answers from the top travelers on twitter for advice not to follow! There seemed to be a recurring theme with “don’t go”. Check out twitter for travelers and join us this Sunday for the next chat!
It’s safe on the resort! Don’t go out of the resort!
Don’t go to (insert place here), it’s dangerous, you will get kidnapped/killed/raped/beheaded/die horribly.
“But, you probably won’t like it…” Doesn’t matter what, have learned that is something I need to check for myself.
Wait until the kids are older before you take them anywhere. First of all, kids can learn all kinds of things from traveling, even if they aren’t old enough to remember. Second, I’m plenty old enough to travel and having kids doesn’t mean I have to stop pursuing my passions.
Traveling with kids.
“You will need to pack everything plus the kitchen sink in order to travel with your baby.” Ha! From day one we haven’t packed more bags than we did before kids.
Don’t waste your money on an airport shuttle in Prague. The buses are very easy to use and if you get lost the people are very helpful.
You can drink the water here in Bolivia, it’s good, senor.
I was in Monterey, CA VC, and it was suggested I visit Taco Bell for Mexican food. I was aghast.
Don’t go to Mexico. It’s too dangerous.
Never travel in Arabic countries as a single woman!
Worst advice is to NOT travel when you love to travel!
Worst travel tip I’ve been given? I ignored it so it was immediately forgotten.
Have another beer, what could possibly go wrong?!
Bring an over-the-door shoe holder on the cruise ship to keep your stuff organized. (NOT a travelling light in 1-bag tip!)
Get travelers checks! Lol- do they even make those any more??
In India, you don’t need to the book long distance trains in advance. #yeahright
Don’t. We’ve got all we need right here in America, besides everywhere else is too dangerous for us, everyone wants to kill Americans.
Not to go outside of Europe or even England because of the savages and murderers you’ll meet travelling!
Don’t waste money doing your Rescue Diver course, you’ll probably never need it.
A 12 hour stopover in Santiago airport will be fine, you’ll have plenty to do!
“Visit in the low season.” Normally ok advice. For beach destinations though this can mean being rained in, unable to swim due to rough seas, and potentially cancelled flights.
“Pay that guy 2 bottles of vodka and he’ll get you across the lake in his boat.” Somewhere in Siberia, where I was stuck for 3 days until the boat guy could sober up enough to bring me back.