Awesome Travel Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Who doesn’t love a good hack? I certainly appreciate them especially if I can put them to good use. After doing a little research, I found even more travel hacks that I can’t wait to try. Whether you’re going on vacation, or just staying overnight, you’re a parent or traveling alone, these will definitely come in handy.

I did all the guesswork for you and picked only the travel hacks I’ve used or am giddy with excitement to try (I mention a lot of these in my eBook– get it here).

  1. A little piece of plastic wrap can do wonders to protect your entire suitcase. Unscrew the cap of any liquid (shampoo, lotion etc) and put a small piece of plastic wrap over the top. Screw cap back on. Done. No clothes covered in conditioner.
  2. Roll your clothes. This may seem obvious but so many people are still folding! If you roll instead you’ll save space and wrinkles.
  3. Bring an empty duffel bag and put it in an accessible place like the front zipper of your suitcase. If your luggage is overweight, you can take some items out and check another bag. Or you can fill it with souvenirs you bring back.
  4. Bring an empty water bottle in your carry-on and fill it up after you go through security. Say goodbye to paying $5 for water.
  5. Make sure you stash your money in different places. A little in your front pocket, and various other places. This way if someone tried to pickpocket you or steal your purse, you don’t have to worry because not all of your eggs are in just one basket so to speak.
  6. Ask the hotel for a free upgrade when checking in. I know plenty of people who have actually received it. Doesn’t hurt to ask, right?
  7. Turn your browser on to the “Private Browsing” or “Incognito” when flight searching. They save your information and it may actually prevent you from getting the best price.
  8. If you’re traveling internationally, make sure you learn key phrases. Learning things like, “please,” “thank you,” “hello,” “good evening” will make such a difference. It will really help you navigate better and people will be more willing to embrace you.” I know it made a difference for me when I traveled Europe. You can download a translation app or carry a small phrase book.

What are some of the things you do while traveling? Leave a comment below and let me know! If you’re on Instagram, tag me so I can see your genius travel hacks [at]ChicTravelingMama!







About Rana Mancini Cavanaugh

Rana is a Chic Mama dedicated to helping other Mama's live a fuller, happier, healthier life through this blog. She is proud to announce she just finished an eBook on how to travel with kids and is finishing up her first novel. She is a happy wife to her sweetheart since the fourth grade and Mama to a lovely little girl. Happy Travels! xo

2 comments on “Awesome Travel Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

  1. Great list! Always take one change of clothes with you in your carryon in case you separated for a day or so from checked on bags. Take pictures with your phone of the contents of your suitcase in case you need to make a claim. Put a copy of your passport in another place. Pack a small flashlight; it comes in handy so often!

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