Amazing Travel Hacks for Any Destination
There are so many breathtaking places and attractions to see around the world, like the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, whales in the waters of Greenland, pristine white sand beaches in the Caribbean or the Eiffel Tower in Paris. No matter where your travels take you, keep these hacks in mind, as they can save you money, time and hassle:
Put a Dryer Sheet in Your Suitcase
When you're living out of a suitcase for weeks at a time, your clothes can begin to smell a bit musty. Instead of having to do laundry multiple times during your vacation, simply put a dryer sheet in the bottom of your suitcase to keep your garments smelling fresh and clean throughout the duration of your trip.
Use Shoes as Storage
Shoes can be tricky to pack, as they take up a lot of space. But don't forget that there is unused space in your shoes that can be used. Stuff pairs of socks and underwear in your shoes so you have more room to spare in your suitcase.
Nobody likes to put their shoes close to their clothing, because the bottoms of your shoes probably aren't the cleanest. Here's a quick fix: Wrap a shower cap around your shoes to provide a barrier between the bottom of your shoes and the rest of your garments.
Take Advantage of Airport TVs
There are typically a few outlets at the gate, but those outlets aren't always open. If you desperately need to charge your phone before boarding the plane, rely on any of the TVs around the airport. Many of them will have USB ports in the back, so you can easily charge your phone before taking off.
Clear Your Browser History
Did you know that airlines can actually track how often you visit their website, and they may raise prices accordingly. Pretty sneaky, airlines. Before you book your flight, be sure to clear not only your history, but your cookies and cache as well. This will make you appear as a first-time visitor to the airline's website.
Opt for a Connecting Flight
Choosing a connecting flight over a direct flight may be slightly less convenient, but this option will certainly save you some money in the long run. Oftentimes, connecting flights can be as much as $500 to $700 cheaper.
Download Seat Guru
If you're pretty particular about where you sit on an airplane, the Seat Guru app will be your lifesaver. It actually provides a layout of the exact airplane you'll be boarding so you can figure out which seat is best for your needs. Maybe you want to be in an exit row to maximize leg room, or you might want to be in a seat close to the bathroom so you don't have far to go.
Line Shirt Collars With a Belt
If you're heading out for business travel, chances are you have quite a few collared shirts packed in your suitcase. It can be so difficult to keep those shirts in good shape as you travel from your home to the airport to your hotel then back to the airport. This is where a belt comes in handy. You have to bring a belt anyway, but instead of putting it at the bottom of your suitcase, roll up the belt and place it inside the collar to maintain its shape.
Use Plastic Wrap on Liquids
It can be a bit nerve wracking putting shampoo, body wash, conditioner and lotion in your suitcase. After all, what if the cap is loose and all of that liquid spills all over your clothes during your flight? Give yourself peace of mind and keep your garments in good shape by unscrewing your liquids and putting a piece of plastic wrap over the top. Then put the lid back on, and you're good to go.