We’ve all made a travel mistake at some point. Whether it’s booking a hotel in the wrong city, showing up at the airport at your arrival time, or forgetting to book a return flight we gathered to share our sad tales on April 1st.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST TRAVEL OOPS? WRONG CITY, WRONG DAY, WRONG AIRPORT?
@neutkidz I forgot to book a hotel room for our wedding night and couldn’t get one because of a big conference in town.
@banina9 Wow- so many. Biggest travel mistake was when I forgot our passports 2 hours away from airport! Hubby was irate.
@lovernsavers I booked my son’s ticket on a different flight TWO DAYS LATER than ours!!
@heatheracts Getting lost on a road trip and driving two hours in the wrong direction.
@karen_dawkins Forgot to pack underwear for hub 2 trips. He now packs his own stuff.
@Annahi25 We showed up at the wrong hotel in Atlanta – right hotel company, wrong place.
HOW DO YOU PLAN YOUR TRAVEL TO AVOID MISTAKES?
@nycmartini I just try to go over all paperwork & check my packing.
@mrrm7 It’s also good to send itinerary to other people.
@MichBrennan3 Double check booking dates, confirmation #’s in a travel notebook then double in smartphone.
WHAT WAS YOUR FUNNIEST TRAVEL MISTAKE?
@finnNtonic Forgot to bring spare clothes on airplane and my 6 month old son had a blowout 🙁
@nycmartini I don’t have 1 but hubby was detained at Canada border coming back to US cause he had same name as felon.
@CantonCathy Pretty scary to have forgotten all the passports, $1000 cash, drivers lic & all ID for me in McD’s in Georgia & find out in Florida.
@Raynekitten Having to drive through a sandstorm on our way home from New Mexico, with a driver who only had his license a week.
@shehanniganzScariest mistake was not getting the proper transit visa in China. Almost got stuck!
@fujifulgueras Scariest – Exchanging US dollars for Filipino pesos thru a black market middle-man…
WHAT’S YOUR BEST TIP FOR FIXING A TRAVEL MISTAKE?
@mhappynow Write them down and learn from the mistakes, make lists and apologize to those you have affected with your mistake.
@mrrm07 Put everything on credit card – they are huge help in time of need.
@purplepassion12 And think that one day you’ll be able to laught at it or at least discuss it at a twitter party!
@travelermom Remember that travel mistakes make great stories (for years) after the snafu.
@ihopeudancealot Best thing to do to get out of mistakes is turn on the charm 🙂
WHAT TRAVEL MISTAKE MADE YOUR TRIP BETTER? HOW?
@banina9 Missed flight in Rome, had to take ferry to Spain, that night on boat, with full moon- hubby & i had first kiss.
@LokaFreeThings2 🙂 A few wrong turns gave us a chance to explore & see what was available.
@FinnNTonic Flight was overbooked and we got upgraded to first class!!! Only happened once, but I pray it happens everytime we fly! LOL
@MichBrennan3 Rented house, another family in it when we arrived. Ended up with a better, higher end home closer to the beach.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM YOUR TRAVEL MISTAKES?
@allierose One time I checked my flight info and actually missed a flight because i had the wrong time in my mind.
@lovernsavers Try not to let the kids drive you crazy, make some me time.
@mommy3sons Expect the unexpected and patience.
@mmrm07 Keep a copy of your ID with you in case you lose it.
@DisneyMom917 I learned go with the flow – it always works out in the long run.
@purplepassion12 It’s an adventure, a challenge, and a lesson in problem-solving.
*Note: Comments are sometimes edited for spelling (the vs teh due to fast Twitter fingers!) and for abbreviation that our non-Twitter bretheren may not understand (DH vs dear husband). They are not edited for content as we feel it is valuable for everyone’s original thoughts to be heard.