Travelling is fun and exciting but let’s be honest… it can also be incredibly stressful! And usually the most stressful part of the trip?
It’s not unusual to find yourself stuck with long lines, rude airport security officials, and even delayed flights.
But with these top travelling hacks – you’ll find your journey to be a fun and exciting experience.
We put together the top 9 tips, tricks and hacks so you don’t have to!
So, pack your bags and let the journey begin!
Pick the Checkpoint Farthest to the Left
If you hate waiting in line or you’re in a rush to make your flight, research shows that most people are right-handed and tend to turn right first, so do the opposite and go left. It sounds crazy, but trust us, left is usually least.
Bring Extra Ziploc Bags
Since customs requires you to separate your liquids into clear plastic bags, it is always a good idea to bring spare Ziploc bags in case you lose one or if you’re buying tiny travel liquids last minute. However, Ziploc bags can also be used to organize items your in-flight bag, such as…
Wrap Cords, Headsets and Tablets into a Ziploc Bag
When you finally arrive at your seat the last thing you want to do is to start going through your travel case or backpack looking for the items you will want during your flight. By the time you find them, the overhead compartment may be full. This handy hack helps you pull out what you need and get into your seat quickly.
Bring an Empty Water Bottle
Like snacks, water usually costs a lot more at airports. The best way to save a few extra bucks is to bring an empty water bottle or canteen and fill it up once you get past security checkpoints. Airports now have fountains that are designed to fill empty water bottles.
Pack Your Own Snacks
And it goes without saying, pack your own travel snacks like nuts, cereal bars, candy, and other goods things to munch on while on your flight. Buying snacks and drinks at airports is always way overpriced than what you would normally pay.
Personalize Your Luggage or Bag Handle
Which black bag is yours? You can make your suitcase easily identifiable by tying brightly colored fabric or ribbon to the handles. This way you’ll be able to spot it amid all the other black suitcases. It will also deter a would be thief or an ‘innocent’ mistake from happening.
Always Bring a Light Jacket, Sweater or Blanket
Headed off to a tropical location? It is still good advice to carry a light jacket. Always expect an airport or plane to be cold. Bringing a light blanket or extra sweater, hoodie, or scarf to keep yourself warm before and during the flight is a great idea. Even if you don’t wear it, you can use it as a pillow if you want to nap on your flight.
Bring Wet Wipes or Hand Sanitizer
Planes are one of the easiest places to catch germs and a cold. Pack wet wipes or a small bottle of hand sanitizer to use during the flight or while you’re at the airport. They’ll keep your hands clean and refresh your face after a flight.
Carry a Portable Battery Charger
To be on the safe side, carry around a small portable charger that you can pull out anytime. If you use your phone to listen to music, the last thing you want to have happen is arriving to a destination with a dead phone. Especially during a long flight.