Hugh: People Are Sharing Their ‘Dumbest Travel Mistakes,’ Do You Have One?
Written by Hugh Campbell on August 11, 2023
Traveling can be exciting but also stressful. Whether it be forgetting to pack a crucial item or booking the wrong ticket, mistakes happen and sometimes all you can do is laugh at them. People on an internet forum have been sharing what they call their “dumbest travel mistakes,” so let’s take a look at some of our favourites below and if you have one to add, put it in the comments section.
“Not me but my husband. The night before our first trip to Barcelona he noticed his passport had expired. Hotels were nonrefundable at that point so I waved goodbye and did the trip solo.” — Trekker_Cynthia
“I once booked a month-long Airbnb for the wrong month.” — Bruce_e
“Mine was being an inexperienced 19-year-old traveler bringing lots of German beer to Liverpool in a duffel bag. About 10 or 12 bottles broke, and the bags on the conveyor belt were soaked in beer, and the people were angrily mumbling over it. Then mine came, the whole bottom was drenched, and eyes were all over me as I quietly snuck out.” — DoneTravelling
“I booked a trip to Istanbul in December, assumed it would be warm because it was on the Mediterranean and in the Middle East, didn’t check the weather predictions, didn’t pack any warm clothes, and it was snowing when I arrived.” — ShinjukuAce
“Recently went to Japan and must have been extremely jet lagged my first night because I threw my envelope of 40000 yen (like 280 USD) into the trash can in the bathroom of the floor of the hostel I was staying in. Was checking the bathroom as a last ditch effort, moved a few pieces of tissue and there it was untouched.” — Ducey89
“Sydney, Australia, and Sydney, Nova Scotia are not close to each other. I have no idea why I didn’t question why the ticket was so affordable!” — egd-f
“Packing a passport in the check-in bag.” — riceingonthecake