9 Ways to Ruin Your Vacation

So you’ve finally saved enough for that trip of a lifetime. You’ve been working hard, counting your pennies and stroking the days off the calendar. But don’t let your imagination run wild without taking the time to plan for the good, bad and the ugly. Here are some of the ugly things to look out for when you take off the rose colored glasses:

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1. Not Dressing for the Weather

There’s nothing worse than being wet in the cold or hot in the heat. Oftentimes we have a vision of what the climate will be like in our travel destination, and then we’re surprised to find out we were dead wrong. The southern states do experience cold and snow, and Canada does hit skyrocketing temperatures in the summer; it’s not a barren frigid wasteland. Getting off of a plane dressed like an ass with a suitcase filled with similarly inappropriate outfits can make for a disastrous holiday. It also makes you immediately recognizable as a tourist.