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Travel dilemmas: I made these stupid travel mistakes so you don't have to

Travel dilemmas: I made these stupid travel mistakes so you don't have to

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"Why do they let this woman out on her own?"

You may be asking yourself that after you read this. I'm asking myself this after writing it. But at least you are getting the unfiltered truth: I am not a travel superhero. In fact, when it comes to travel details, I'm probably a C-/D+ student, which means pretty much everyone is better at this than I.

I almost always learn from my mistakes, and isn't that the point - besides not making them in the first place? Of course it is. Here then are my dumbest mistakes of 2019.

We'll start small (sort of stupid) and work our way down the scale to major stupid.

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