Travel hacks that we can use, when we’re out of this Quarantine!

Yep, the day will come and we are going to be able to go back and travel the world let’s have some hope!

here are some tips for your future adventure:

Turn on ‘Private Browsing’ for cheaper flights online

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Airlines and travel sites can record your visits by installing cookies on your browser, which can cause the prices you’re shown to rise simply because you’ve searched for those flights before. This is to trick you into buying your flights sooner and encourage impulse buying, avoid it by switching to ‘Private Browsing’ whenever you book flights.

Roll your clothes for more space

One of the most simple but effective travel hacks there is. Rather than folding your clothes, roll them up into a little tube. This will save a ton of space and stop creases and wrinkles.

Buy a portable phone charger

This one might seem a little simplistic, but it’s very useful. Essentially these act as an external battery you can charge separately using a USB connector or even replenish with a store bought battery. Worth having one of these in reserve in case an emergency arises while your phone is out of battery.

Email yourself a scan of your passport

You’ll thank yourself if you’re ever a victim of theft or loss. It’s also worth taking a screenshot of any journey confirmations. If you’ve booked any flights, buses or trains, whether you’re on your phone, laptop or tablet, make sure you screenshot them while you have Wi-Fi or internet access so you can access them when you’re no longer connected. So much easier than lugging around printouts.

Mark your baggage as fragile

Not only does this mean your bag is more likely to be handled correctly, but it’ll also find itself at the top of pile in the storage compartment of the plane. The result? Why, you’ll get your bag back first, of course.

Use ATMs/cash machines to get local currency

In this day and age it’s best to use these automated systems to get hold of the national currency, rather than local the currency exchange/bureau de change. Money converters usually have their own fees and rip-off exchange rates, very likely to be far worse than your bank.

Get your own personal tour guide

Having a problem finding a decent tour guide or just want to avoid people while you explore for the day? simply install Google Goggles onto your phone and take some photos as you explore. Every time you photograph a famous monument, your phone will fire back a bunch of interesting information for you to read. You’ll be an expert in local culture, customs and history in no time.

Hope this helps you as much as it has help my husband and I.

with love,