Would you like to make your next trip stress-free and more convenient? We’re here to help you accomplish that! Today, we want to talk about how you can save time and money, travel more comfortably and hassle-free.
Although travel is currently limited due to you know what, a day will come when things go back to normal and people start traveling around the world like they used to. And believe us, you want to be prepared for that.
In this article, we will cover some of the most essential travel hacks and tricks that will help fuel your future wanderlust. So take a few minutes to read them before you start packing and you’ll be glad you did.
And if you’re looking for some extra detailed and insider travel tips, head to the Big Booty Fish website for articles written by expert travelers with lots of stamps in their passports. With that being said, let’s begin.
Create extra space by rolling clothes
This is one of the best space-saving tips you could get. Instead of folding your clothes, roll them into small tubes and this will save you plenty of precious space. Moreover, this also prevents wrinkling and creases.
Pack layers of clothes
Unless you are going to a cold destination like Finland, avoid packing bulky clothes and stick to layers of clothes and smart outfits instead. Great examples of this are waterproof jackets, light cardigans, or flannels.
Buy travel-sized toiletries
In most cases, you can find your favorite beauty products, shampoos, deodorants, and such in travel sizes. So instead of having huge bottles that will take up plenty of space, opt for tiny travel-size toiletries. If you can’t find them, buy small plastic bottles and transfer from big bottles to small ones.
Write a packing list
It doesn’t matter if you use a smartphone app or a pen and paper, as long as you have a checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything. The last thing you want is to forget something important and realize this too late.
Use private browsing when booking a flight
Did you know that plane ticket prices vary based on your browser’s cookies? Fortunately, you can evade this problem of high prices by simply using the private browsing (incognito) mode and save money easily.
Get noise-canceling headphones/earphones
You’ll probably have to deal with plenty of noise when traveling – whether it’s the crying baby next to you, airplane engines, or rude people. But you can avoid all of this by using good noise-canceling headphones or earphones to help you sleep, focus or entertain yourself.
Make a copy of your documents
In case things go wrong and you lose your documents, you’ll be able to use the copy with ID and passport numbers to check into the hotel. Additionally, take pictures of your documents on your smartphone as well.
Mark your luggage as fragile
Even if it’s not, do it because the airport baggage handlers aren’t famous for being tender with luggage. To avoid your luggage being thrown around and prevent your items from breaking, mark your bag as fragile.
Stay hydrated and moisturized
We all know how terrible recycled air on flights is for the skin. So don’t forget to moisturize during your flight to keep your skin healthy, and drink enough water to stay hydrated. A good tip is to bring your own water bottle and refill it any time, because airport water bottles are pretty pricey.
Live like locals
That means you should visit local supermarkets, stay with locals using Airbnb or similar websites and eat at the places where locals eat. This will not only save you plenty of money, but you’ll be able to avoid the so-called tourist traps and learn more about other cultures.
Prepare your smartphone
Once you arrive, you most certainly won’t be able to use your data if there’s no WiFi. That’s why you should download offline maps, any apps that you might need, or even movies/music to be able to use your phone without the Internet until you find decent WiFi or sign up for a new data plan.