Traveling is lots of fun but it can also be stressful at times. Staying prepared during your trip can be tough, especially if you’re going on a long journey with multiple destinations with the whole family.
So in order to keep your holiday stress down to a minimum, we came up with 6 travel hacks to keep your vacation running smoothly and on the right track. Now you don’t have to stress and you can sit back and relax and enjoy your vacation to its fullest!
Forget About Folding Those Clothes
Do you spend hours packing your suitcase with exactly the right outfits for your trip and folding them neatly into your bag so they don’t get wrinkled? Well, I have good news for you. You can stop folding them and roll them instead!
If you roll your clothes you can fit more items into the same size suitcase and you don’t have to worry about wrinkles. In fact, this is how flight attendants pack their bags, and you know that they’re pros when it comes to saving space when packing their luggage.
So stop spending time neatly folding your clothes, if you roll them instead you can get more packed into that small carry-on bag you have saved for your trip.
Delete Your Cookies for Better Flight and Hotel Prices
N,o I’m not talking about eating less calories! Ok, so this tip is for your pre-trip planning. While you’re searching for the best flights and hotels for your vacation, you need to make sure to clear your cookies on your web browser after you search.
Have you ever noticed that when you’re searching for flights or hotels and find a good deal the price rises once you go back to it? That’s because your web browser is tracking your history. The websites you search for flights and hotels on know that you’re looking for a good deal on a specific trip so they raise the prices when you come back ready to book.
So in order to get the best deals for your vacation on flights and hotels, you need to do your searching and then before you come back to book clear your browser cookies. This will ensure you’re getting the best prices for your trip.
Bag Your Phone
Unlike you, your phone doesn’t like to go to the beach! Needless to say, when your phone gets wet or sandy it’s not happy.
To prevent all kinds of vacation related phone damage all you have to do is put it in a waterproof Ziploc bag. If the bag fits properly you may even be able to use your phone while it’s still in there.
Believe me, this tip is a lifesaver when it comes to keeping your vacation running smoothly. Nobody likes to have a wet phone while they’re trying to take memorable pics on their vacation.
Get Your Bottle of Water Through Security
This hack is a lifesaver! Airports don’t allow you to take liquids over 100ml through their TSA security. This means that if you want to have a drink of water after you get through security you’ll have to buy a new bottle at the airport.
A simple way to get around this is by freezing your water bottle before your trip.
Now you just have to wait an hour or so, but by the time you’re through security and on the plane, you’ll have a full bottle of defrosted cold water to enjoy.
Bind Up Your Razors
When you’re on vacation you can avoid unnecessary damage and cuts from your razors by simply putting a binder clip over them.
This hack will keep not only your fingers and items in your suitcase safe from getting cut, but will also keep your razors from getting dull. And believe me, when you’re on vacation the last thing you want to worry about is not having a sharp razor for shaving.
Prevent Jet Lag
Nobody likes arriving at their vacation spot all tired and grumpy. An easy tip to prevent jet lag is to exercise before you fly to your new destination.
Even going for a light jog or a walk can give you the boost you need to keep going once you arrive at your hotel. And if you can’t find the time to exercise before the trip, you can always go for a quick jog at the hotel’s gym.