9 Ways to Ruin Your Vacation
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4. Retreating to the Safety of Mickey D’s Instead of Trying the Local Fare
Sometimes familiarity can be a comfort, but when you’ve put out a lot of money to take that trip to France only to spend all of your meals at the Paris McDonalds, you will live to regret it. You can save a lot of money taking a staycation instead and wearing the sweater your Grandma made you to rock that you’re-not-from-around-here vibe around town.
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5. Not Leaving the Resort
Again, being in a foreign country, your first instinct might be to stay put on the resort with people that look like you, speak your language and have the same background as you. But what you will be missing out on is the rich cultural experience that lies just outside of those gates. Remember that there are pools and patios around the world that look just like the one you’re lounging by, but there is only one Havana Cuba, only one Amazon Rainforest, and so forth.
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6. Not Having Insurance
It seems trivial — maybe unnecessary — until you start hearing the horror stories of uninsured travelers returning home with $50,000 medical bills from a sea-doo accident or a bout of extreme diarrhea. It’s better to be sure and safe than sorry and sore. Pack your common sense, people.