If you’ve spend any significant amount of time traveling, you’re sure to have received your fair share of advice from well meaning folks who think they’ve got it all figured out. Here are 10 of the worst pieces of travel advice you’ll ever receive, and why you shouldn’t pay those advice-givers any mind:
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10. “Don’t Eat Street Meat”
A common misconception about traveling is that street meat will surely be the death of any traveler. Not only is this piece of advice untrue, but it leads many travelers to miss out on the affordable, cultural, and all together delicious goldmines of food that surround them. Ask locals for recommendations if you’re worried — or at the very least, follow the crowds.