Everyone loves a good hack. You can find life hacks all over the internet that makes life so much easier. What if there are hacks out there that can help you save money, space, and time when you travel? What if I told you I comprised a list of 35 brilliant travel hacks from the most obvious to the bizarre hacks.
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1. Roll your clothes instead of folding them.
This saves space in your suitcase and can also save you money on luggage fees.
2. Turn on the private browser.
Many online sites keep track of how many times you check for a flight and can raise the fees.
3. Do NOT buy bottled water.
Although you are not to bring bottled water through security. You can bring an empty water container or bottle and refill it once you pass through security.
4. Email your passport
In case of emergencies email a copy of your passport and any other documents that way you have them.
5. Keep your clothes fresh.
Use a dryer sheet in your backpack or luggage and it will keep your clothes smelling fresh.
6. Use the hotel TV for charging
Most hotels have updated TVs and you can use the USB to charge your phone.
7. Buy a dummy wallet
Using a dummy wallet will help if you get pickpocket.
8. Find flight errors
Save on your next flight. Flight errors can save 90% on their airfare. Spotting odd low prices during your search can be a flight error and you can take advantage of that. Use websites like Skyscanner and Secret Flying.
9. Fragile bags
Mark your luggage or bags as fragile, even when you don’t have anything that can break. This can save you time when you are at baggage claim. Airlines tend to put baggage that has tags that say fragile on top. This allows you to get your baggage first.
10. Use ATM
Use the local ATM to get the local currency.
11. Taking a cab
Do not follow the crowd to hail a cab, instead head to the departure terminal. Taxi cabs have just dropped off passengers and are empty with no waiting lines.
12. Find the locals
The best restaurants and little gems are where the locals go. Here can you find where the locals go? Use the app Party With a Local.
13. Don’t sleep on dirty sheets
You read the stories that people bring home bed bugs from their vacation or slept in a dirty bed. To eliminate this check for fresh creases. This means the bed was changed recently. If you don’t see any, call housekeeping.
14. Stops on road trips
Road trips are such a great way to see the world however, there is a little more planning that has to take place especially when you are traveling with children. Use SitandSquat for all your bathroom breaks. This app lets you know the nearest bathroom. Another great app is iExit app. This app finds nearest pit stops and gas stations.
15. Cheap Gas
Gas prices can vary from place to place. To get the best rates in gas while on the road. Use GasBuddy.
16. Sign up for TSA pre-check in
You no longer have to wait in line to go through security. No more taking off your shoes. Doing a little paperwork and brief interview you can be in the express line to check in. You no longer have to fill out paperwork when flying internationally.
17. Get a good seat
Too far from the bathroom or stuck in the middle seat on your flight? You can now change that by planning where you want to sit on your flight. Use the website SeatGuru. This website allows you to look at available seats before you book.
18. Keep toothbrush clean
Use a clothespins to hold your toothbrush upright so the toothbrush will not touch hotel countertop.
19. Protect your clothes
No one wants shoes and clothes to touch. Use a dollar tree shower cap to hold your shoes. This will separate the shoes and clothes. Don’t have a shower cap. Recycle plastic bags that you have laying around and put shoes in to protect your clothes.
20. Lose jewelry
Use a dollar tree weekly pill container to hold all your lose jewelry from earrings to rings.
21. Fresh batteries
Store your batteries in the freezer to keep them fresh.
22. Packing squares
Use packing square to organize your luggage. This will help you find items easier.
23. Detangled necklace
Use plastic straws to keep your necklace detangled. Put one end of the necklace through the straw and connect the necklace.
24. Store your cords
Use a glasses holder to hold all your electronic cords.
25. Save storage for razor
Use a metal clip to protect and store your razors
26. Prevent Spills
Use plastic wrap to prevent spills. Open top cap to any of your favorite soap or shampoo bottles and add plastic wrap over the opening and put the cap back on. No more spills.
27. Call your bank
Call your bank or credit card company before you travel. Inform them that you will be on vacation and locally or internationally. That way you will not be locked out your card due to a fraud protection.
28. Buy portable charger
Buy a portable charger so you never run out of battery juice.
29. Cereal containers
Use a cereal container as a trash bin on road trips.
30. Shower Caddie
Use shower caddies for mess-free eating. This is great for kids.
31. Protect phone
Store your phone in a plastic zip-lock bag. This prevents water from getting to your phone.
32. Drink on flight
Want to drink on your flight. Buy mini drink bottles. These minis are allowed on flights.
33. Heavy load
Pack all heavy items closest to the wheels of your suitcase. This makes life easy when you have to pick up your suitcase when it is laying down.
34. Dirty laundry
Bring a collapsible or mesh laundry bag to store all your dirty laundry. This keeps clothes off the floor and separates clean and dirty clothes.
35. Pack underwear in carry-on
Pack underwear in your carry-on just in case your luggage gets lost.
Do you have a travel hack? Share in the comments below. I would love to hear your secrets.
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I love traveling these a great tips and I will be on the look out fifor creases thanks for sharingFebruary 27, 2018 at 10:18 am
Your so welcomeFebruary 27, 2018 at 7:04 pm
Great tips…may have to remember Sit&Squat for Darcee cause she always has to pee like 100x when we leave for a road trip. Never heard of Party With a Local..now that is a great find! I love all the other tips too to make your life easier but also to save $$. I always bring a water bottle when I fly because I HATE spending $8+ on something that is free at the water fountain across the walkway. Plus I get dehydrated on a plane and that little itty bitty cup they pour doesnt always do it for me but with my water bottle I am always good! These are 35 Brilliant Travel Hacks for sure!February 28, 2018 at 10:48 am
Thank you I am glad you enjoyed!!February 28, 2018 at 4:14 pm
Ahh! I had to stop reading at #2 because my brain got so frustrated! I have SERIOUSLY wondered this! It has happened to me so many times!! Thank you for this!March 1, 2018 at 7:31 am
Your So welcome. Dont feel bad. I didnt know some of these either until I started my travel blog and started meeting other bloggers. Mind blowing I know and they work.March 1, 2018 at 7:03 pm
Thank you so much for this list…..these are for sure brilliant hacks! I never thought to email my passport/info to myself. Going to do this for sure…..Gracias!!March 3, 2018 at 10:50 am
You are so welcomeMarch 5, 2018 at 6:53 pm
This was a great read! I learned a lot.March 5, 2018 at 12:57 pm
Thank youMarch 5, 2018 at 6:53 pm
I love your idea. That 35 travel hack idea is cool. There the best hack is dummy wallet. That safe our money. There have many hack to help me to travel. Many people to help it to travel. Your hack make easy to travel.I love to traveling . Some day’s ago Me and my some friend going to cox’s Bazar. This trip ive some experiences and that’s match to your hack. Thanks for sharing your hack.March 16, 2018 at 11:37 pm
Your so welcome. I am glad you liked them and hope it saves you on your upcoming trip.March 23, 2018 at 11:28 pm
These are great tips! I’ve always been a fan of rolling my clothing to get more stuff in.April 4, 2018 at 10:41 am
Yes, rolling clothes saves so much space.April 4, 2018 at 9:16 pm
TSA pre-check has been so helpful! Real time saver. I will have to try the dryer sheet in the bag. Thanks so much for the useful info!April 6, 2018 at 1:11 pm
Your so welcomeApril 6, 2018 at 2:26 pm
I love this! Off to Barcelona in 2 weeks and I might check out the Party with a Local link! Thanks. ?April 6, 2018 at 1:21 pm
Yes, we did this when it was just my husband and me in Brazil. I was nervous at first but with the two of us together and turned out pretty fun. We ate where the locals eat and it was dirt cheap. We went the local clubs and shops that most tourist areas hide from tourist.April 6, 2018 at 2:22 pm
Thanks for sharing these great tips! I love traveling but its hard to think of everything before traveling, so this is a great post to save for later!April 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed. For sure a must bookmark!!April 6, 2018 at 10:10 pm
What a great post, thanks for sharing! One can think, “I’ll remember everything”, before travelling, but in actual fact it is so easy to forget. A great list, especially number 34!April 6, 2018 at 3:31 pm
Yes, they are and I do forget some as I travel. It really depends on what I am doing. But 34 is a good one.April 6, 2018 at 10:09 pm
I really enjoyed this! Some serious genius stuff that is a lifesaver! Thank you for sharingApril 6, 2018 at 4:05 pm
Thank you and your welcome.April 6, 2018 at 10:08 pm
These are very useful and great tips! Never thought about them! Thank you!April 7, 2018 at 8:05 am
Thank youApril 16, 2018 at 6:32 pm
These tips are so helpful! I didn’t even think of most of them. Thanks for the travel hacks!April 7, 2018 at 2:22 pm
Your welcomeApril 7, 2018 at 9:28 pm
I love travelling.Thanks for sharing some great tips!April 8, 2018 at 4:41 am
your welcomeApril 12, 2018 at 12:25 am