4 Things That Annoy Me When Travelling

Travelling sounds like such a fun thing, there is nothing more interesting or enticing about going and exploring somewhere new. Whether that is exploring new beautiful beaches, going on a more adventure based holiday, or simply going on a relaxing family holiday. The problem is, travelling doesn't always go as smoothly as you might plan, or think it should. We are actually currently planning our first holiday abroad as a family of four, and I thought I would share with you the top 5 things that annoy me when I travel.

Getting to the airport
This sounds like the easiest thing in the world right, and sure it might be when it's just you and your partner you have to worry about - but when you have children, it's a whole new ballgame and things just seem to go wrong very quickly. From the very start, your patients are going to be tested, there's the additional packing, extra passports to remember and then be responsible for. There is the slow crawl along overcrowded roads panicking about if you are going to get there on time. Yeah, doesn't sound like fun does it? I hate travelling to the airport, and I'm pretty lucky that we now have a direct train to the airport so we don't have to worry too much about driving there.

Grumpy and unhelpful staff. 
I get that you're at work, and you may not want to be, but there is nothing worse than being greeted by unhelpful staff. I remember once asking a member of staff where the nearest baby changing was, to get grunted at as a reply before they simply walked away. I hate it when people forget to use their pleases and thank yous - manors don't cost anything and things like this can really put a downer on the start of your holiday.

Language barrier
There is nothing more frustrating than having language barriers and not being able to tell your taxi driver where you want to go. Whenever we venture abroad I make sure that I take some phrase cards more Isabelle - as It is important to be able to tell the staff that are cooking for her she has allergies, and when we encounter a language barrier that isn't always something I am able to do. It can take a lot of patience, but it is nice to experience a new country and I guess that is just one of the downfalls of travelling.

This is something that of course can't be avoided but it doesn't make it any less annoying or stressful, flights are often delayed due to a variety of reasons. When you have children that really isn't something that you want to encounter, especially when you are in a room full of people, who are all frustrated that the flight they are waiting for has been delayed and they really don't want to listen to your children screaming and running around while they wait.

You can find out how you can be the best traveller you can be with the Condor's Travel Etiquette Guide, it's full of fun tips.

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