Growing up, I always desired to see Niagara Falls. People I knew had gone there on their honeymoons, and I’d seen stories of daredevils trying all sorts’ techniques to go over the falls. Frankly, it viewed like loads of fun.
Last summer, I finally got the planned to go. We scheduled an inter generational tour which contained within me, my mother and my teen daughter. What a fun tour it turned out to be, and the falls did not disappoint. The memories we made will last a lifetime.
We live in the USA but desired to see the falls from the Canadian side, so it took a bit more preparation. I liked it so much that I absolutely plan on going back to see some of the things I missed. Appropriately, some things didn’t go fairly as predictable, but I learned some appreciated lessons from the mistakes that I made.
Positively, you can avoid some of these drawbacks too.
Mistake 1: Not Checking Credit Card Policies
Look around in a store these days and nearly everyone is using credit or debit cards as an alternative of cash, and when traveling it’s the stress-free payment way around.
Before going to Canada, check with your credit card carrier to see if any kinds of fees will apply to purchases made there.
I appealing much only used my credit card while I was there, and boy was I surprised when I got my statement. On every single burden I made there was a service fee. Had I tested beforehand I would have used my other card which doesn’t have a fee like that, or I would have used cash. It was very exasperating.
Mistake 3: Not Staying Long Enough
We stayed 2 nights and actually wish we had stayed one more. There are so several things to do in Niagara Falls on the Canadian side, and that spare day would have permitted us more time to risk outside of the city.
We did bring about to go to Niagara-on-the-lake for a few hours. If you are arrangement a trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, plan a quick side tour to this lovely significant town. Many people told us to visit and we fell in love. Niagara-on-the-lake is only about half an hour exterior of Niagara Falls and it’s like you are in another world. The flowers along the streets were gorgeous and there were pretty shops and restaurants all over the place.
Mistake 4: Not Getting the Concession Card and Bus Pass
I saw ads for the discount card when I was arrangement our trip, but being as stubborn as I am, I presumed we would just pick and pick a couple of things to see.
Boy, was I wrong. Every time we would see something, I would relate the price of the pass to what we paid, and found that we would have saved a lot of money had we acquired the pass.
Mistake 5: Not Checking Your Phone Settings
I’m a little uncomfortable to acknowledge this, but I’m not really good with my phone settings. If it weren’t for my husband generous me pointers before we left, I would have been exciting massive amounts of money for global roaming charges, and most likely other charges that I don’t even know about, while using my phone in Canada.
Before you go ensure your phone settings are how you need them to be when you come in the country.
Also, I’m not definite why, but my GPS didn’t seem to work well in Canada. After we come in the country we looked up guidelines for our destination town of Niagara-on-the-Lake (our first stop before we went to our hotel) and monitored them. We ended up at a huge hockey stadium. We frustrated again and it just didn’t work so we ended up inquiring someone for directions.