Whether you’re going abroad for work or a much-needed vacation, travelling always induces a heightened state of anxiety. Long flights, confusing exchange rates, lost luggage – all these and more can threaten to turn a few days in paradise into a logistical nightmare. Don’t fret! Here we’ve rounded up the best travel tips to take the stress out of your holiday:
1. Plan Ahead
To get the best deal on a flight, browse through your options on a Tuesday. Research shows that on this day at 3pm, six to eight weeks before you plan to travel, is when tickets are at their absolutest cheapest.
2. Go Long
Whenever you need to join a line or queue up, head for the one furthest, which will be shortest. Why? Because it’s the furthest!
3. Stick To Mini Versions of Everything
Luggage space is limited so stock up on samples or decant your lotions and potions into smaller containers as they barely take up any room.
4. Bring Multiples If You Can
Planning to shop a lot when you get to your destination? Pack a smaller suitcase into a bigger suitcase to get past any weight limitations.
5. Cover Your Footwear
Keep dirty shoes from touching the rest of your clean things up by placing them in shoe bags or shower caps, which are available for free at most hotels.
6. Put Breakables in Socks
When it comes to breakables, like anything in a glass bottle, slip it into a sock. This will provide cushioning and also prevent it from scratching.
7. Soap Up
Stick some bars of soap in your suitcase to keep your clothes smelling fresh. It’ll also absorb any yucky lingering smells from transporting food around the globe.
8. Multitask Your Items
Keep your loose wires from tangling up by rolling them up tightly and placing them in a sunglasses case. This can also work for delicate jewellery.
9. Make Use Of Your Surroundings
Forgot your phone charger? Use the USB plug on the back of a TV as an alternative way to power up. It’s also a good idea to invest in a portable battery pack to juice up your electronics on the go.
10. Maximise Space
Why not try vacuum packing your clothes the next time you go on vacation? Not only does it save precious space, it also protects your clothes from any accidental liquid leaks.