1. Being destructive.
We know, it’s tempting, when you’re visiting an old historic building or park, to take a little stone or a piece of the ruins home with you. How cool would it be to have a piece of The Colosseum in your house? Resist the urge and leave things where they belong. Don’t be destructive to tourist sites or historic sites while you’re traveling abroad.
2. Travel snob.
This can be especially hard for first time travelers. You’re in a new place, away from your own bed, and all you want is a cheeseburger! Don’t demand that things go your way while traveling abroad. Keep an open mind, try new things, and go with the flow. You, and everyone else, will enjoy the trip a lot more.
3. Being late.
This is especially important if you’re traveling with a team or if you’re serving with missionaries. More often than not, mission trips are jam packed and every minute counts. If you’re expected to be somewhere at a specific time, do everything in your power to be on time.
4. Airplane hog.
Being in a tight space, with re-circulated air, for many hours can leave travelers feeling irritable. Do what you can to be the most courteous passenger by not taking up too much space in the overhead bin, eating food with strong odors, watching videos or playing games without headphones. And if you remember nothing else, remember not to disembark the airplane before it’s your turn.