Common Excuses for Canceling Planned Trips and How to Avoid Them
It is frustrating when you already planned certain trips and you decided to not push through anymore for some reasons. Worse, when you are with a group, they might have to change their plans or even cancel the trip altogether because you decided not to join. These are some of the most common excuses for canceling the travel plans and how you can avoid them.
Lack of funds
Since you planned the trip for quite some time, you already paid some of the expenses. However, you will still need pocket money for the trip and emergency funds in case you face some problems while you are there. Therefore, using up your funds might be a reason for you to not join at all. It is quite a lame reason since you knew that you are heading for a trip. Find a way to save money ahead of the trip and do not touch it until it is time to travel. Under worst circumstances, you can get a loan or borrow from a friend. You can deal with the payments later once you come back.
Work related tasks
It is also unfortunate if you decide to cancel your plans because of a work related task or activity. Again, when you planned this trip way back, you need to have already prepared everything and that means finishing up your work. If you did not, it is your fault. If something came up, it means that you did not finalize your leave ahead of time. Inform your bosses about your plans so that they will not assign something to you on those dates. If they will, it is too cruel of them. Manage your schedule well and finish all the necessary tasks way ahead of your scheduled trip.
You cannot stop problems from occurring in your family and it is an understandable excuse. However, you also need to determine if you can find a way to still push through despite the problem. Some of them are easy to solve. For instance, if you have no one to take care of your kids, you can call your mom or ask a favor from your neighbor. Besides, you should have already done it a long time ago. If there are serious medical conditions faced by a family member, it is unfortunate and you cannot do anything about it.
You are not in the mood
Traveling is fun and exciting, but there are times when you decide to flake out because you are not in the mood. You also cannot figure out why you feel that way. It is understandable for you to have mood changes. It could be because of the people you are going out with. You might also be feeling unwell on that day. The good thing is that when you start packing your things and looking back at what you have already prepared for this trip, you will realize that now is not the time to cancel the plans.
Try your best to solve these potential problems ahead of time since you worked hard to make this trip happen.
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