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5 Costly Travel Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, hitting the road can is almost always a big undertaking. And if you’re not careful, it can also wind up delivering a big hit to your wallet. To ensure that you don’t run into too much trouble on your upcoming trip to San Diego, the Pacific Inn hotel in downtown San Diego wanted to offer some of the more common and costly mistakes travelers make, so you can avoid these same mistakes yourself.

  1. Expired Passports – If you’re traveling to San Diego from another country, make sure that your passport is up-to-date. While it is possible to get a passport renewal processed quickly, it can also cost you $60 or more if you need it in less than 25 days. With the added stress of waiting, it’s best to renew your passport as soon as possible.
  2. Cell Service – Before traveling outside of your state or country, take a few minutes and contact your cellular phone provider and speak to a representative about out of area calling. Some cellphone companies have out of state and international service that you can switch over to for the duration of your trip. Be sure to double check before you leave as roaming rates can leave you with a doozy of a phone bill.
  3. Baggage – While you’re planning your trip — and, preferably, before you even book your tickets — read up on the airline’s policies and fees regarding checking your bags. Some airlines can charge as much as $90 for an extra bag, so make doubly sure your luggage is within the airline’s weight and size restrictions. For additional convenience, book a cheap hotel near San Diego Airport and skip high transportation fees and walk to popular downtown attractions.
  4. Travelers’ Insurance – Emergencies can happen to the best of us, but delays or cancellations can throw a really expensive monkey wrench into your plans. Travel insurance can protect you in the event of unforeseen emergencies like illness, baggage loss, flight delays and more.
  5. Itinerary Mishaps – Coordinating time off in conjunction with your travel itinerary can be tricky, but scheduling hiccups can lead to all sorts of headaches. Make sure to double- and triple-check your calendar and your travel plans to make sure there are no discrepancies. If you have your hotel and rental car reservations made ahead of time, also call them ahead of time to ensure all check-in dates are correct.

Don’t fall victim to these 5 costly travel mistakes and make sure your friends and family don’t either by sharing this article on Facebook or Twitter! And if you’re looking for affordable hotel accommodations near Balboa Park, the Padres Stadium, Little Italy and other great downtown attractions, contact the Pacific Inn at 1-800-571-2933 and learn more about our discounted hotel rates.

5 Costly Travel Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasuring, hitting the road can is almost always a big undertaking. And if you’re not careful, it can also wind up delivering a big hit to your wallet. To ensure that you don’t run into too much trouble on your upcoming trip to San Diego, the Pacific Inn hotel in downtown San Diego wanted to offer some of the more common and costly mistakes travelers make, so you can avoid these same mistakes yourself.

1.      Expired Passports – If you’re traveling to San Diego from another country, make sure that your passport is up-to-date. While it is possible to get a passport renewal processed quickly, it can also cost you $60 or more if you need it in less than 25 days. With the added stress of waiting, it’s best to renew your passport as soon as possible.

 

2.      Cell Service – Before traveling outside of your state or country, take a few minutes and contact your cellular phone provider and speak to a representative about out of area calling. Some cellphone companies have out of state and international service that you can switch over to for the duration of your trip. Be sure to double check before you leave as roaming rates can leave you with a doozy of a phone bill.

 

3.      Baggage – While you’re planning your trip — and, preferably, before you even book your tickets — read up on the airline’s policies and fees regarding checking your bags. Some airlines can charge as much as $90 for an extra bag, so make doubly sure your luggage is within the airline’s weight and size restrictions. For additional convenience, book a cheap hotel near San Diego Airport and skip high transportation fees and walk to popular downtown attractions.

 

4.      Travelers’ Insurance – Emergencies can happen to the best of us, but delays or cancellations can throw a really expensive monkey wrench into your plans. Travel insurance can protect you in the event of unforeseen emergencies like illness, baggage loss, flight delays and more.

 

5.      Itinerary mishaps – Coordinating time off in conjunction with your travel itinerary can be tricky, but scheduling hiccups can lead to all sorts of headaches. Make sure to double- and triple-check your calendar and your travel plans to make sure there are no discrepancies. If you have your hotel and rental car reservations made ahead of time, also call them ahead of time to ensure all check-in dates are correct.

Don’t fall victim to these 5 costly travel mistakes and make sure your friends and family don’t either by sharing this article on Facebook or Twitter! And if you’re looking for affordable hotel accommodations near Balboa Park, the Padres Stadium, Little Italy and other great downtown attractions, contact the Pacific Inn at 1-800-571-2933 and learn more about our discounted hotel rates.

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