Travel Hacks

There are so many aspects of traveling that can bring on stress. Whether it’s all of the people, the long lines or the constant fear that you’ve forgotten something – these 10 Travel Hacks will not only amaze you, they’ll knock your stress level down a bit – so you have more room to stress about all of the other parts of traveling! There are so many travel hacks out there, but these are my favorite 10 Travel Hacks that you need to write down before your next trip!

10 Travel Hacks List

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  1. Packing jewelry can be a pain, but if you put it in between two sheets of Glad Wrap, you’ll avoid tangles and breaks!
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2. Store liquid cosmetics in a contact case so you don’t have to bring the entire tube.

3. Forgot your phone wall plug? Check your hotel tv – they usually have USB ports.

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4. No TV on the airplane seat in front of you? Use a barf bag to fashion up a phone mount for the seat.

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6. Wrap your flat iron or curling iron up in a pot holder for safety!

7. Traveling with kids? Make them a phone number bracelet in case they get lost.

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8. Bring a disposable placemat for the airplane seat table if you’ve got kids using them. They don’t get washed, so – ya know – EW!

9. Bringing babies onboard and you’re a bit nervous about how they’ll do? Pack crying baby survival kits for your neighbors on the flight!

10. Download Google Maps offline

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What’s your biggest travel hack that has made traveling or packing easier for you? Do you store your money in a secret place or pack your carry-on like a ninja? Let’s hear it! Leave your tips below!

8 thoughts on “Travel Hacks

  1. I love these ideas! (Especially the phone number bracelet)! But I’m not a fan of the gifts for your flight-mates because you have a baby. I don’t have children, but I fly a lot and respect that children have as much a right to be there as I do. Sometimes they cry. If we start – out of the kindness of our hearts (because it IS a truly thoughtful idea), if we start giving strangers gifts so they will tolrate our children more then they might come to feel entitled to it – to feel like you parents owe them something (you don’t). As an adult, I recognise children exist, and sometimes they have to travel. Sometimes they cry. That’s why I always pack earplugs and an mp3 player and if I catch mother or father’s eye, give them an encouraging smile. Maybe in the future airlines could make little baby nooks – clean private rooms where mum and dad can go to sooth their babies without judgement. For now, I just accept them.

    1. Thank you for this comment! I am a mother and our baby travels very well, but I see the looks some people give you before you even board the plane. I wish more people would be as kind as you are.

  2. Instead of carrying shampoo and conditioner and liquid soap, I take a handiwipe and soak it in the shampoo (etc) and then hanging it it to “dry”. Once dry I cut the handiwipe into smaller squares and pack in ziplock. Once it touches the water it lathers right up. Enough for one single use. Just make sure you touch with dry hands.

  3. Personally I like the little gift bags for fellow air travelers. I think it is very thoughtful. It may give someone a little more understanding and tolerance who normally wouldn’t be that way. I like how the note provided potential explanations for children acting up on planes too. Unless your a parent yourself, you might not know these things. And who knows, depending on the kid and their behavior, those little touches might be a nice compensation for what would of been an otherwise peaceful flight.

    1. Hi, Persephone! Indeed! Me too, those little gift bags express gratitude towards the travelers. Those notes are actually very useful for every first-time parent and their children, who will experience their first take-off. Just like with my two kids, because I know them full well, I know what travel hack will work for them, even with the help of the travel notes. Share a photo of your first take-off with your kids; let’s see how excited they are.

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