Are you excited about summer and travelling? Travel is finally getting back on track! Airports are crowded again, and everyone is packing their luggage for tours and trips.
Exploring new places, experiencing new foods, and learning about other cultures are among the most enjoyable aspects of travel for most people. However, regular travel requires basic preparation.
Whether you travel frequently or infrequently, there’s always a travel hack out there that you don’t know about. After all, there’s a lot that you need to take care of while organizing a trip. From choosing a destination to booking flights (or plotting out road trips), scheduling your stay, and packing your belongings.
Let’s directly jump onto the list of life-changing travel hacks.
1. Invest in a good travel backpack
A good travel backpack is one of the most important investments you can make when preparing for your trip. It will do packing and unpacking a breeze, but it will also help you avoid back and shoulder pain from carrying heavy luggage.
2. Get a portable charger
A dead phone is the last thing you want when navigating a new city or getting back to your hotel. Make sure to invest in a good quality portable charger to keep your phone charged fully so that you’re ready to go at all times.
3. Pack light.
The less luggage you have to lug around, the better. Only bring what you need so you can move around freely and enjoy your trip without hauling around a large bag.
4. Invest in comfortable shoes
You’ll be doing a lot of walking when you travel, so it’s important to have a good pair of comfortable shoes. They don’t have to be expensive, but they should be comfortable and durable enough to survive a lot of walking.
5. Wear your heaviest items while on the plane.
Wearing your heaviest items, such as your coat or boots, on the plane will save space in your luggage. Plus, you won’t have to lug them around when you’re exploring your destination.
6. Download a VPN:
While travelling, download and subscribe to a VPN (a virtual private network) for yourself. There might be some restrictions as travelling abroad has some security concerns. For example, let’s suppose you are travelling to Australia. You want to access Hulu in Australia to watch some amazing movies and kill your travel time, as it is geo-restricted outside the US region. You can easily bypass the restriction by connecting to a VPN.
Plus, you can stay safe while using public Wi-Fi; otherwise, there is a chance that your data will be tracked.
6. Bring a first-aid kit
You never know when a band-aid or pain reliever will come in handy, so it’s always best to be prepared. Put together a small first-aid kit to keep in your bag, so you’re always prepared for any minor injuries or ailments.
7. Don’t forget your sunscreen
Whether you’re planning on spending a lot of time outdoors or not, it’s important to pack sunscreen. Even on cloudy days, the sun may be intense, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
8. Bring a reusable water bottle.
It’s critical to stay hydrated while travelling to have a nice time. Bring along a reusable water bottle to fill it up and stay hydrated throughout the day.
9. Download Google Maps and use it offline.
You never know when you won’t have service while travelling. You may already know you won’t have a data plan if you’re travelling internationally. Google Maps allows you to download specific parts of a map (such as cities or neighbourhoods) to access offline to get a sense of where you are no matter what. Although you won’t be able to get instructions, you can use your map-reading abilities to tour a city.
10. Get travel insurance.
Nobody wants to consider the worst-case scenario for their trip., but it’s always best to be prepared. Consider getting travel insurance to protect yourself in case of lost luggage, cancellations, or other unforeseen circumstances.
11. Have fun!
What matters most is that you have a nice time. It’s all about you. So unwind, have fun, and create some unforgettable memories.