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Your favorite travel hack?

I remember the first time my mom lent me her Kindle for a trip — it was a game changer. I’m a huge reader when I travel, and I’ve never been good at committing to one book, so I’d always lug around five, which would outweigh all of the rest of my luggage. With the Kindle, I could carry hundreds of books, and it would still weigh less than a skinny little paperback.

How about you guys? What’s your favorite travel “hack” that you’ve learned?

View Profile 2017-10-06 07:16:37 PDT

Not sure if this qualifies as a “hack”, but I always try to fit everything into a single backpack when I travel, to avoid checking a bag. Aside from the obvious techniques of putting shoes on the bottom, storing rolled-up socks inside the shoes to save space, and wearing your bulkiest clothing on the flight, so you don’t have find a place for it in the bag, one of the best little hacks is utilizing the laptop pocket. If you’ve got dress shirts, or nice shirts for going out, which you don’t want to wrinkle, fold them up and slide them into the the thin laptop pocket. It keeps shirts pressed and neat, prevents wrinkling, and frees up space in the main compartment for other stuff.

View Profile 2017-10-06 08:36:09 PDT

Rolling instead of folding clothes.

View Profile 2017-10-09 08:07:59 PDT

I keep a bag of toiletries at home ready to go at a moment’s notice so I don’t have to try and remember anything while I’m packing. Just grab that bag and pack it. Everything is airplane regulation sized. I either bought the items that way or transferred them to smaller plastic bottles from the big jug. Every time I get my teeth cleaned, the hygienist gives me a travel-sized tube of Crest or Colgate. Into the bag it goes. I never run out. When I return from a trip, I refill everything, purchase new, whatever. There are too many details to remember when traveling. Trying to remember to pack my shampoo and deodorant are details I can skip. Just have to have doubles of everything: one for home and one for the bag.

View Profile 2017-10-21 06:51:10 PDT

My favourite one would be using Google Flights and Skyscanner to find cheap flights and using Booking to book hostels/hotels with free cancellation. Those two made my travelling waaay cheaper. I think everyone should know about this.

View Profile 2017-10-23 14:35:59 PDT

Definitely have to check that out Nofi.

 

View Profile 2017-10-23 16:42:07 PDT

Agoda, my favourite app to find cheap hotel, lots of discount and we can choose to pay later..

View Profile 2017-10-23 20:27:45 PDT

Hands down, playing the points and miles game. My husband and I have flown for free all over the world 🙂 The bible of points hacking is definitely http://www.thepointsguy.com

 

View Profile 2018-06-06 10:33:51 PDT

You can sometimes get a taxi that has been straggling outside the departures area at some international airports, particular ones where security is a bit lax. Not a guarantee every time, but when you find them, it’ll save you a ton of time instead of waiting in a long queue by arrivals. Just make sure they run the meter before you enter!

View Profile 2018-06-11 10:23:14 PDT

My favorite travel hack is to always carry on.

View Profile 2018-06-13 06:26:02 PDT

I just got a kindle and I love it! I think my best hack is my tiny little toilet bag – toothpaste, comb, earplugs, eye mask, underwear, chapstick. Has saved me when bags lost several times, and always best to take earplugs with you!

View Profile 2018-06-14 03:27:46 PDT

I always keep a credit card, and a large denomination bank note and a sim card, in my bra. Sadly, been pick pocketed twice, so they have been pressed into service. Not a tip for the guys, but I am sure you can come up with an alternative hiding place.

View Profile 2018-07-01 11:58:33 PDT

Julia, for guys, they can keep the cash in their sock.

For travel hacks, I recommend this: https://cloudten.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/123-ultimate-travel-hacks-some-youve-never-heard-of/

View Profile 2018-07-01 19:58:45 PDT

My favorite travel hack is using packing cubes (to stay organized and not spend so much time sorting through luggage!) or booking a flight that leaves in the evening and arrives the next day (no need to pay for a hotel and no time wasted) 🙂

View Profile 2018-08-05 04:44:59 PDT

Best travel hack is carrying least but just the necessary stuff, so that you can buy off from places you visit.

View Profile 2018-08-07 03:20:13 PDT