13 Easy Travel Hacking Tips All Insiders Know
Traveling, whether on a road trip to another city or a vacation abroad, can be a stressful experience. It’s especially tricky for new travelers who don’t know the tricks to achieving a nice comfortable trip.
This is why we’ve gathered here easy travel hacking tips that you can incorporate in all your travels. These easy-to-follow hacks just might be all you need to get that stress-free vacation you’ve always dreamed of – or at least close to it.
Pack Entire Outfits
Nice, tidy, little rolls of clothing. Everything you need to wear for one day in a roll. Making these clothing rolls are not only convenient but they are compact, they keep clothes surprisingly wrinkle-free and easily accessible.
Contact Lens Case For Creams and Liquids
Cool hack so you don’t have to bring bottles of your lotions, creams and even make-up. Just place enough you’ll be needing for your trip in contact lens cases and viola – you have everything you need with lots of space for other important things.
Turn a Washcloth Into a Travel Kit
It’s the perfect place to store your toiletries while you travel, it rolls up so it doesn’t take up too much room in your suitcase, and it’s easy to make!
Pack Jewellery in Cling Wrap
The awful thing about bringing jewelry with you when you travel is the outcome when you finally unpack them – a big tangled mess! This travel works like a charm and does not even leave any sticky residue.
When to Buy Airline Tickets
I can’t guarantee this will solve all of your travel problems, but I’ll help you get there. Bon voyage!
Use a Packing Flow Chart
To pack or not to pack – that is the question. Before you start stuffing your luggage with your things, it’s best to ask yourself first if you need to pack that at all.
Via the Berry
Shower Caps for Shoes
These have great use holding shoes in a suitcase or backpack during travel, to stop shoes rubbing dirt onto clothes.
Via the Rogue Ginger
Charge Your Phone Via a Hotel TV’s USB
This is a great hack for those you frequently forget their wall plug-in phone chargers. Just check out the back of the hotel’s TV – they usually have a USB port that you can use to charge your phone with. (Doesn’t work if your phone is from the Middle Ages, though!)
Airplane Smartphone Mount
So you’ve loaded up your smartphone with movies to watch for that long plane ride, but you don’t want to sit there and hold it for six hours. There’s an ingenious way to mount it on the seat in front of you—using nothing but your barf bag.
Take a Screenshot of Directions
This trick (when you turn on airplane mode, especially) can also help you save your phone’s battery life. A real lifesaver when you are in a new city and Internet connection is not possible.
Via Johnny Jet
Hide Your Cash
Whether you’re traveling or just like to keep some cash hidden around for emergencies, your paper money can use a bit of protection. This DIY lip balm case is the perfect protection and disguise for your money.
Sunglasses Case For Tangle-Free Cords & Cables
It turns out that an empty sunglass case is a perfect vessel for keeping small cords untangled inside a messenger bag or purse.
Use a Binder Clip to Safely Store a Razor
You can use a binder clip to safely store a razor. No worries getting your fingers cut while looking for it in your bag.
Via Thrifty Fun
Did you find these easy travel hacking tips useful? Have you done any of these before? If you have more useful travel hacks to add, fire them up in the comments section.
Traveling ought to be a positive experience, whether you’re doing it for business or leisure. Apart from these hacks, you might also consider taking tips on how to travel for free in style!
Scott Grimmer, a travel hacker, has been doing this for a while now and he’s sharing his secrets in his eBook, Fly Free in First Class. This is the ultimate guidebook to learn how to travel the world without spending too much.