Travel-Hacks You Should Use
Travelling is more than a hobby – it is a lifestyle and an adventure. Whether you are vacationing, trying to learn more about the world, or simply getting from point A to point B for business, we have created a small list of life-hacks you should use on your journey.
This isn’t really so much a hack as it is a display of common sense in order to save money. Plane tickets don’t have the same cost all the time. In fact, you can save a lot of money by booking in advance. Just to be on the safe side, experiment a little with the dates of your departure and return. This will also give you an idea of how prices fluctuate depending on the season.
Cookies and cache are useful tools, but when you travel they are your mortal enemies. The information saved from your previous visits to the websites belonging to travel agencies and hotels is often used for price gouging. If you use the Incognito Mode on your browser, you may get better deals.
Safe Money Placement
We are not saying you will get robbed. We are just urging you to be ready in case that happens. You should
n’t keep all of your money in the same place. Divide the money you have at your disposal into several smaller stacks. Put some money next to your passport. Other places that will keep your cash safe include your outfits, baggage, and your handbag. This way you can still enjoy your trip, even if you lose your bags or someone steals your money – they’ll never get all of it.
Prepare Your Tech
While having your gadgets can be a lifesaver, especially on long trips, we urge you to take a few precautions. Acquire a power bank for your mobile devices. That way, yo
ur tablet and phone won’t shut down when you need them the most.
Having a plug adapter is a must for traveling to a country with different standards when it comes to electric appliances. Without it, you won’t be able to charge your phone or dry your hair.
Taxis and Currency
Do not use the exchange offices or the taxi companies that are right outside your bus stop or airport. It is a common practice to overcharge foreigners, with the idea that they don’t usually know how much these things cost. It is better to change some money into the currency used at your destination before the trip. The same principle applies to restaurants and hotels. Unless you can access a place’s price for a service online, steer clear.
The best way to ensure you don’t lose your luggage is to use bags with loud colors. Among countless travel bags, suitcases, and backpacks that tend to be on the darker and neutral side, your bags will be easy to spot. Additionally, it doesn’t hurt to put a sticker on your bag with your contact information, just in case (no pun intended).