Travel should be a series of great people, beautiful views, and unforgettable moments…but every now and again, we have an experience that we’d much rather leave behind on our travels. Alas, the sheer nature of traveling – being out of our comfort zone, pushing ourselves to try new things, all the while taking care of the essentials – makes it a breeding ground for embarrassing moments. Sometimes, they’ll come at you from nowhere. At other times, you’ll be able to reduce the likelihood of them happening. Below, we take a look at some common red face moments, and how you can avoid them.
That there are so many different cultures is one of the greatest things about the world. Unfortunately, this also means it’s possible to offend a whole sea of people…without even realizing it! If you’re traveling somewhere, that’s radically different to your hometown, even small, seemingly innocuous things can cause people to get upset. The solution? Do your homework. If you read up on any absolute ‘no-no’s’ in the place you’re visiting, you’ll save yourself heaps of embarrassment – and perhaps save yourself from getting in trouble with the law, too.
Wouldn’t it be nice if our body did exactly as it was told when we were on the road? We want to get out there and have fun, not worry about what our body might throw at us. However, you can limit the impact your body can have on your travel experiences. If you’re a female, take a look at the Mooncup vs. Diva Cup review and take control of your period: opting for a menstrual cup will prevent mother nature from disrupting your flight or coach journey. If you’re travelling somewhere with food that can cause an upset stomach, then make sure you have the appropriate medication with you…and knowledge of the nearest bathroom!
Stumbling Over Languages
We’ve all been there: you’re in a non-English speaking country, and you’ve found yourself in a place that has little understanding of your language. Oh, and you don’t know the language they’re speaking. Of course, this is about as far out of your comfort zone as you can get, but it can also lead to real problems. Before travelling, make sure you learn the basics (we mean, the essentials) of the language; it’ll make your life a lot easier.
There’s always a lot going on when you’re travelling. The problem is that you’ve often been travelling for many hours before you arrive at the event, and your personal hygiene has taken a big hit. Instead of looking and feeling worse for wear, make sure you’re packing the essential toiletries you need to feel fresh, including toothpaste, deodorant, and a comb. You can go quite far with those supplies!
You Shouldn’t Do That….
You never know what revered customs you might break when you’re traveling…unless you read up on them beforehand first. Don’t be heckled by an indignant local crowd: learn the customs of your chosen destination and be respectful!