Great Travel Tips to Make Your Journey Better
Things are looking up, and soon we’ll all be able to travel again. So we decided to throw together a few awesome travel tips for you to make your journey easier.
1. Turn on ‘Private Browsing’ for cheaper flights online
It’s super sneaky, but airlines and travel sites sometimes record your visits using cookies on your web browser. When they see you’ve searched for specific flights in the past, they may raise the cost for you since they realize that you really want it. So if you switch to incognito mode (or private browsing) usually that information can’t be transferred to them.
If you’re still worried about this happening, you can clear all cookies in your browser and even try booking on a different machine (perhaps at an internet café).
2. Roll your clothes for more space
Simple and easy to do. Your clothes won’t crease and they will take up way less space in your suitcase, making it a lot easier to pack more clothing in, or make room for other important items like shoes, gadgets and other equipment, depending on the nature of your trip.
If your clothes do crease a bit, you can always iron them our at your hotel if your room has an iron, or use a hairdryer which is often available at most hotels across the world.
3. Buy a power bank
This one will save you a lot of trouble. The world has gone digital, and we rely on our phones, tablets and laptops more than ever before. So it’s worth investing in a good power bank that will provide you with sufficient power to charge up your phone, camera and other small gadgets you may need on your trip. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a foreign country with a dead phone and no way of retrieving important information off your phone.
Before you purchase a power bank, make sure that the destination countries you’re traveling to allow them to be packed in your hand luggage. Some countries have rules about the maximum capacity for a power bank for safety reasons.
4. Email yourself a scan of your passport
Anything can go wrong when you’re out and about in the world. You could get pickpocketed, your hotel could be robbed, or you could simply lose your passport while you’re out and about, enjoying the sights and sounds, food and activities offered at your travel destination. We hope this never happens to you, but if you ever lose your passport, having a digital backup that you can access on the cloud may just save your trip, especially if you’re traveling to multiple destinations, and definitely when you need to travel back home.
This may not be a complete home run, but at the very least you’ll be able to offer some form of documentation to local airlines, or at the local consulate for your country.
5. Only unpack what you really need
Look, unless you’re staying in one city for weeks, most travelers these days spend no more than a few days in a destination before traveling to another city, or sometimes even another country. So why would you unpack your entire suitcase? if you know you’ll be in a city for a couple days, unpack clothing for two days, and anything extra changes of clothing you may not account for, you can always make a quick trip to your suitcase to unpack. You’ll thank yourself the day you have to check out of the hotel and you won’t have to pack up a week’s worth of clothes after spending only two days in the location.
Work smart, not hard, so you can spend your time actually enjoying your travel destination, instead of having to spend hours packing up clothing and other items you never used.
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