Traveling is fun, but also is a task in itself and requires a lot of attention, planning and such. You have to keep a tab on the flight, pack adequately, worry about managing everything back here and more. Here are a few travel hacks, that could help and cut you some slack.
Pack light. I cannot stress this enough. Wherever you go, your luggage goes with you. Pack only what you need and no more. If you desperately need something you can always buy it when you get to your destination.
Stay in hostels as much as you can. I understand aren’t to everyone’s liking, but you will save much more money this way. You can also use the hostel kitchen to cook your own food, saving you money on eating out!
Planning your trip to the smallest detail seems to be in vogue nowadays. I don’t understand this. I hardly plan my trips. Have I regretted it during my five years of
These days, everyone wants to get the perfect shot for Instagram. Some people’s only goal for their trip seemed to be to get amazing pictures to stick on their Instagram. They’re doing it wrong. By all means, take pictures. Just don’t live your trip through your phone. Experience with your eyes and your heart as well. You will remember much more that way than by liking at your Insta photo!
Bring a water bottle with you. Most countries have water fountains you can use to fill your bottles up! This will prevent you from wasting money on bottled water and spreading plastic around the planet.
Before going through security have your items ready. Stick your toiletries in a clear plastic beforehand. Have your electrical ready, and put valuables in your bag. This will allow you to pass through security much quicker.
If you have smelly feet like me, this tip will stop your shoes releasing noxious fumes. Simply put a tea bag in each shoe and the leaves will absorb the deadly
Wake up early. This one tricky. Who doesn’t like sleeping in on holiday? However, by waking up early, you’ll get to enjoy places before they get too crowded!
Always keep some money on you in case of an emergency. Simply hiding £10 in your shoe could come in handy, should you, God forbid, get pickpockets or robbed!
Throughout the travel process, you’ll be prompted to fill in paperwork. Make sure you have a pen so you don’t have to stare longingly at the passenger next to you hoping to use theirs when they’re done.
Google flights is slowly taking over the airfare price scanning market. They allow you to easily set up price alerts for any future trip so you can buy it when the algorithm drops the price. All hail the algorithm!
There are a huge number of dietary options available for food on the plane. You don’t have to require it, to try it. Simply order in advance, you get served first.
This is crucial. If your passport goes missing, make sure you have a backup copy on you at all times. Digital and Hardcopy.
Always keep a small list of phrases written in the country’s language, in English, and then with the way it is pronounced in English. This way, you can ask for directions, how much something costs, and say thank you.
CouchSurfing all the way. It’s a great way to meet a local(s), share travel stories, and save money!
Finally, this is the most important tip of all. Buy travel insurance before you leave.