Indians are guilty of ambitiously incorporating far too many countries and cities in their travel plans. I remember one lady bragging about her Europe trip which took her to 10 countries in 15 days. But looking back she couldn't even remember which photo was clicked in which country!
Instead of insulting your intelligence and wasting your money in the most non-judicious way on such trips, it's best to sit at home and flip through a travel brochure. The insights you will gather from the travel brochure will be deeper than the ones you gather from such country-hopping trips!
5. Worth the Weight?
The packing habits of Indians amuse me. Most always overpack and that too, by a huge margin! (That reminds me that an article on packing is overdue! I will roll it out soon) Changing hotels while moving between cities becomes a nightmarish experience if you have to constantly pack and unpack a huge amount of belongings.
Here is a pro-tip to simplify it for you - Ditch all the items from your packing list that you feel you 'might need' and ditch 20% of the items from your packing list which you feel you 'will definitely need.' I guarantee that you will not need either.
6. Checking in without checking out?
Constantly checking in to places on Facebook while on your trip indicates that you are not actually checking out the place you are visiting. What's the point of sitting buried in your cellphones doing the same-old things when you have transported yourself to a new land?
Disconnect, soak it all in, come back and then show-off to your heart's content. This way, you will gather far more connect to show-off too!
7. Click Click Click