Travel Tip Tuesday

Clever Travel Hacks For Any Trip

Here are some helpful travel hacks you’ll appreciate as you get ready for your next trip – whether it’s quickly approaching or you’re still thinking about where that next destination will be. Either way, these tips will make your next trip a breeze, saving you time, money, and space, whenever you’re ready to dust off your luggage and find your travel pillow. Happy travels!

Pack Like A Pro By Rolling Your Clothes

Rolling your clothes instead of folding them is a true space-saver and makes it easier to access what you need once at your destination – even better if you prefer to not unpack at all. If you want to avoid wrinkled clothes, roll them in tissue paper. Toss a couple dryer sheets in to eliminate static electricity and keep clothes smelling fresh. 

Bring An Empty Water Bottle In Your Carry-on

Once through airport security, you can fill up that empty bottle at a water fountain close to your gate then throughout your travels. Another great option is using a collapsible water bottle as it takes up hardly any space when empty, so you’ll have plenty of room for all those souvenirs bought with the savings from not buying water. Of course, it’s much more environmentally friendly too.

Download Google Maps For Offline Use

If you’re traveling somewhere without a phone data plan or the area you’re going might have spotty reception, you can easily download Google Maps ahead of time and access offline once you get to your destination. Sign in to Google Maps and enter your destination in the search bar, then select “offline maps” on the menu to the left. The portion of the map that’s currently visible on your screen will be saved directly to your device for later use.

Phone Charging Options

If you’ve lost or forgotten the wall plug for your charger, not to worry as most TVs have a USB connector on the back or side. Simply plug in and watch that little battery icon charge. Another option is to check with the front desk at the hotel, they often have loaners. Either way, you’ll save some money not having to buy a new one at your destination. Finally, if you have to, buying an external battery is a fast and easy way to get your phone back to 100%. It’s also very useful in a pinch once you return home.

Request A “Fragile” Luggage Sticker For A Faster Airport Exit Tagging your bags as “fragile” even if they’re anything but will save you a lot of time. Most airlines put them at the top of the plane’s cargo area, so they’re the first to be loaded onto the baggage claim carousel upon arrival. This tip will get you out of the airport while your fellow passengers are still waiting for their bags. If you’re not using rideshare, grab a taxi outside Departures for another great way to speed up your airport exit.

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