Travel Hacks That Will Make you a Better Bag Packer


Never pay for water at the airport:-

Things have got strict with bottles or liquid recently in airports. Doesn’t matter whether it looks as if the seal was tampered with or not, a bottle with liquid in it is a no go. So, instead of bringing a full bottle, bring an empty bottle to the airport and refill it after you’ve passed through security, there are drinkable water taps for free just push the button and fill up the bottle.

Turn on ‘Private Browsing’ for cheaper flights online:-

Browser for travel sites can keep record of your visits by installing cookies on your browser, which causes the prices you’re shown to rise simply because you’ve searched for those flights before, this is to trick you into buying your flights sooner and encourage impulse buying, the cheeky beggars, thus this increased rate of the flight that you have searched before and avoided procrastination and if you want to book flight then book from new browser.

Buy a portable phone charger:-

Yeah, alright, this one might seem a little simplistic, but it’s very useful. Essentially these act as an external battery you can charge separately using a USB connector or even replenish with a store-bought battery. It’s worth having one of these in reserve in case an emergency arises while your phone is out of power as sometimes it happens not to get a power socket nearby or travelling by bus or in long route travel its mandate of have.

Email yourself a scan of your passport:-

Yes, you heard it right, misplacing of passport is the biggest threat that any traveller could have in their journey. Apart from that, It’s also worth taking a screenshot of any journey confirmations If you’ve booked any flights, buses or trains, whether you’re on your phone, laptop or tablet, make sure you screenshot them while you have Wi-Fi or internet access so you can access them when you’re no longer connected. It is much easier than lugging around printouts. this is one thing that you don’t want to ignore in case anything goes wrong.

Mark your baggage as fragile:-

This means your bag is more likely to be handled ease, but it’ll also find itself at the top of the pile in the storage compartment of the plane. As you will get in the first place.

Use ATMs/cash machines to get local currency:-

Applying for forex currency cards it’s best to use these automated bad boys to get hold of the national currency, rather than local the currency exchange/bureau de change. As they usually have their fees and rip-off exchange rates, usually they will charge you more than taxes.

Only unpack what you need:-

If you’re backpacking your all stuff that you leave behind, then it’s likely you won’t be staying in one place for too long. Just to save for packing time, only take out what you’ll need in each hostel. It will get you free for a quick and easy escape when you’re next on the verge of missing that bus.

Put your rechargeable batteries in the fridge:-

If you want to keep your batteries fresher and full of power for longer, bung them in the hostel fridge with your food, but most rechargeable batteries retain their full charge when kept in cold temperatures, meaning you don’t need to charge them as often.

Buy a dummy wallet to confuse pickpockets:-

Fool with dummy wallet to trick those dishonest types, making sure it contains a suitably offensive note and a very, very grim and disturbing picture of your choosing, then hide your real wallet somewhere cunning and close to your person.

Follow the pub crawl path:-

You don’t necessarily need to shell out for that pub crawl package instead of that look up the popular pub crawl routes in your city and head to the starting line , there’s bound to be a bunch of backpackers in there, or even one of the organized groups who you can covertly tag along with for free.

Use straws and tic-tac containers to carry spices:-

You are travelling the world don’t go eating plain, that’s simply torturing yourself. You can easily store your spices in cut up candles or empty tic-tac containers. Just make sure you clean that minty aroma out first, you don’t want it interfering with the flavour.

Give your change to the homeless:-

And finally, make the last deed a good deed. Before leaving a country, donate all your remaining change to the homeless.

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