Vacations are all about relaxation, fun, and adventure, but traveling pet peeves have a way of getting on our nerves. Those “little annoyances” can really ruin your travel experience or the whole getaway itself! Here are some of the most common Canadian travel pet peeves based on our knowledge and research.
Money doesn’t grow from trees, and most travelers save up to finally go on that Caribbean getaway they deserve! Look closely on that price breakdown, especially those “package offers”. Take necessary steps to avoid getting an extra fee for your bag, for taxes, etc.
Imagine having to wake up in the wee hours of the morning for that 5 AM flight! After being there an hour earlier, you’ll be informed that your flight is also delayed. Sometimes, flight times can be outrageous!
Whether it’s in the airport, inside the plane, during your trip, or on your way home, rude employees can really surprise you, and not in a good way. Those who don’t even look at you or smile at you, those would make you wait for minutes without saying a word, and there are those who would raise their voice at you.
These include overhead bin and armrest hoggers, seat-switchers, excessive recliners, and kickers. Not to mention proper attire on a flight (like keeping their shoes on), those who litter, and couldn’t give you some peace and quiet.
One of the things that will annoy you are those who have a lot to say, out loud! You’ll find them in the airport, counters, in the airplane, or even in your destination. No matter their status in life, there are people who will whine about not wanting to wait, react rudely because they don’t agree about something or anything that they don’t like.
Are there times you wish you aren’t staying on the same floor with those who are on Spring Break or on a Bachelor/Bachelorette Party? That is why accommodations are one of the things that can make or break your trip. Hotels can’t guarantee everything like spacious rooms (not unless you paid for a suite) and privacy. Plus, it can get pretty crowded during holidays and you’ll encounter those who hog lounge chairs by the pool or the beach. Do you like waiting by the elevator all the time? How about having no choice being around people who smoke?
I’m sure everyone experienced this from time to time. Even when not traveling! Don’t you just hate those who think they’re so sleek in cutting in front of others, and feel like no one would notice as long as they don’t look?
You’ll be lucky if you even get a small bag of peanuts and a soda for free during your flight, but I bet you won’t be surprised if you don’t. Another important thing that should be available anywhere is WiFi. Have you experienced purchasing something to access it or having to pay for Wi-Fi itself?
These are just some of the hassles for travelers and most Canadians. So whenever you’re traveling, be prepared and anticipate what can happen wherever you go. As a traveler, we all have responsibilities to avoid doing any of these annoyances, even if you keep experiencing them from someone else. Be the change!