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Rookie mistakes

warwick, NY
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Rookie mistakes

What would be a rookie mistake to learn from. ie: Not wearing sun protection.

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11. Re: Rookie mistakes

Take lots of munchies - they cost a fortune in the DR and AI don't usually include them.

Shop around for the best prices for excursions. Your tour operator will try and tell you not to do this but there are very reputable firms with websites so you can see what you fancy. Then book it while you are there.

Remember that, off the resorts, whilst people may seem anxious to help they invariably do so to get a tip.

Enjoy your holiday.

Saint Louis...
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12. Re: Rookie mistakes

Going to a flea market or beach vendor and paying exactly what they ask for!!! Bargain baby..bargain!!!!

Chicago, Illinois
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13. Re: Rookie mistakes

Don't bring too many clothes!!

You will be wearing swimsuits during the day with a cover up and dinner attire. No need for 7 pairs of shorts-you won't wear them.

If you have skin that burns easily, a rash guard shirt will help protect it, especially your back and parts that you may miss with the sunscreen, like your armpits. Sunburned armpits hurt!!!


Clifton Park, New...
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14. Re: Rookie mistakes

Not researching the area that you are going to and then complaining about it!

Do your homework first, before you travel!

Whitby, Canada
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15. Re: Rookie mistakes

Sunscreen and more sunscreen (very expensive there), mozzie repellant (they love me) and afterbite. And last, but not least, treating the staff with respect, they do their utmost to make you happy while you are on holiday and they are wonderful people.

St. John's, Canada
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16. Re: Rookie mistakes

Leaving open liquid or food in your room...attracts little ants.

Vero Beach, Florida
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17. Re: Rookie mistakes

Not knowing the operating times of the buffets. If you are a late sleeper, you may miss breakfast and have to wait for the lunch time.

Not knowing the layout of the resort, where a la cartes, bars or bathrooms are located.

Do not drink the tap water in the bathrooms or rinse your mouth and toothbrush with it.

Sault Ste. Marie...
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18. Re: Rookie mistakes

Don`t forget to haggle & barter!

And if you have a part in your hair- don`forget the sunscreen there...and your lips too!

Toronto, Canada
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19. Re: Rookie mistakes

making unrealistic requests when booking or via e-mail and being dissapointed when you don't get "Oceanfront Third Floor Building 5 King Bed" like you and 500 other guests asked for!

London, Canada
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20. Re: Rookie mistakes

Not putting enough suntan lotion on my feet and toes - OUCH!