As a fellow traveler, I understand the allure of exploring new lands and being captivated by their charm. But I also know how easy it is to overspend and fall into the trap of assuming everything is cheaper abroad. I made the same mistake when I first went overseas, spending as if I were back home in the US. However, I quickly realized that I needed to be smarter about my finances and identified five key mistakes I was making. By taking action to address these missteps, I was able to significantly improve my financial health and enjoy my travels to the fullest.