Let’s admit that there are things people do that annoy us when we travel. However, we may also be guilty of the same irritating habits. Whether we are aware of it or not, some of the things we do can get under the skin of our fellow travellers.
So, if we want our travel experience to change for the better, we should begin with ourselves first. Here are some annoying travel habits you might have that you should start breaking straight away.
Spending too much time on screens.
Look, we get it. You fly to different, exotic places.
While it’s great to take photos of the beautiful scenery and delightful dishes you enjoy for posterity, there’s no need to flood your followers’ social media feeds with them and clutter your posts with hashtags like #wanderlust #travelbug #wishyouwerehere, you name it.
Put aside your mobile devices and selfie stick for a moment and take the time to appreciate the sights and sounds of the place you’re visiting.
Staying too long in the toilet.
Without getting too personal, we all have our own unique ways of doing our business inside the toilet. However, we shouldn’t forget that others need to use it, too.
So, to avoid causing inconvenience and other passengers from getting annoyed, we could limit the time we spend inside the loo.
Not booking for airport parking.
You can save a bunch of time and money when we have our parking space covered. The best way to do this is to look for an offsite airport parking space.
Instead of driving around the parking lot to look for a vacant spot for our car, you can go online and book ahead of time.
If you decide to book at the last minute hoping to get lower rates, reconsider it. Parking spaces can quickly get booked out, especially during the peak season.
Not mingling with the locals.
Travelling is a great opportunity for you to know other people, their culture, their values, you name it. Many travellers make the mistake of just sticking to their travel group and not connecting with the locals.
When you go to town and see the popular sights, take the opportunity to spark up a conversation with them. You can easily do this by learning some of the common words and phrases that are used by the locals. It’s a good way to break the ice. Who knows? You may end up making some new friends.
Not taking a shower.
It’s understandable that many people lead hectic lives. They don’t have limited time to prepare for a flight. However, if there’s one thing you shouldn’t skip is taking a bath. Even a quick shower can make a huge difference.
Spare the passenger sitting next to you the ordeal of enduring your body odour for the entirety of your flight. Remember that soap and water are your friends.
Ignoring your child’s outbursts.
Whether you’re travelling by land, sea or air, if you are bringing your kids along, please do your best to keep them under control when they are throwing a fit.
Keep in mind that you are in a confined space and other passengers can easily get aggravated by your children’s wailing and misbehaviour. So, pack some toys or snacks to keep them entertained and happy.