10 terrific travel hacks you need to know

by Julia on August 27, 2019

Travel can be a challenging and stressful activity for even the most seasoned of travellers – so here are 10 travel hacks to help lighten your load.

  1. Tuesday/Wednesday flights

According to AirfareWatchdog, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually the cheapest days to fly. So next time you travel, see if you can find flights that depart and return on these days, and save yourself some cash.

  1. Search everywhere

Searching everywhere (in the world) when looking for flights is a great idea, if you’re lacking inspiration for a place to visit or looking for a good deal. One of the best booking sites with this feature is Skyscanner, where you simply type in ‘everywhere’ as your destination.

  1. Find your Waze to the airport 

Getting to the airport can be one of the most stressful aspects of travel, which is why you should install the Waze navigation app. This awesome app gives you live traffic alerts and instantly modifies your route to ensure that you arrive at the airport as quickly as possible.

  1. Travel size refills 

Travel size toiletries are expensive when compared with the normal sized ones. You’re much better off getting some travel size refillable bottles and filling them up from full sized toiletries.

  1. Shoe case

If you’re struggling for room when packing, you can use your shoes as storage for smaller items such as socks and so, maximise your space.

  1. Airport jacket 

Wearing (or carrying) a jacket might seem crazy idea on a warm day, however, not bringing a jacket to the airport is like camping without a sleeping bag. It’s the perfect place to store items that you’ll need to remove at security and can be used as blanket or cushion on the plane.

  1. Travel credit card 

Some credit cards reward your usage with air miles or points, which can go towards expenses such as flights, accommodation and car rental. This travel credit card article on God Save The Points reviews the best ones.

  1. Combine annual leave with public holidays 

One of the main reasons why some people don’t travel regularly is because they lack the time. However, by combining your annual leave with public holidays, you won’t need to take as many days off work to travel.

  1. Run away from jet lag 

According to Medical News Today, exercise can help fight off the effects of jet lag by altering your circadian rhythms (physical, mental and behavioural changes that follow a daily cycle). So next time you travel, rather than sleep it off, go for a run instead.

  1.   Early-bird parking

By booking your parking in advance, you’ll be able to take advantage of fantastic early-bird discounts that leave you with more money to spend whilst abroad. You’ll find fantastic airport parking deals on SkyParkSecure.com for Stansted and other British airports.

With these hacks in your life, you can look forward to an even more enjoyable travel experience going forward.

What are your favourite travel hacks? Please share them in the comments section.

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