The 10 Worst Pieces of Travel Advice

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.

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9. “You HAVE to Go to [Insert Place Here]”

No you don’t. Just because someone enjoyed their time somewhere does not mean you will. When choosing destinations, do your own research and see what interests you. Traveling is about discovery, so discover what draws you. There’s a dream destination out there for everyone — travel to yours.

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8. “Go by What the Reviews Say”

Reading reviews is a great way to prepare for an upcoming trip, but like everything you read online, remember to take it with a grain of salt. Just because a restaurant has one or two negative reviews doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time. Experience is subjective, and different people have different expectations and tastes. How many times have you loved something your friends hated? Review websites like TripAdvisor are made up of everyday people submitting their opinions and therefore shouldn’t be the dominant factor in your decision making.

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