I’ve picked up a number of travel hacks Over all the years that I want to share with you to help you travel smarter in the future.
The thing about travelling is that it forces you to be inventive, and that’s one of the reasons I love it the most.
When you don’t have all your home comforts with you, you have to get a bit more imaginative to deal with all your bits and bobs.
I’ve found that when it comes to travel admin there are certain life hacks you can do that will save you time, save you money, and also make your travel experiences a lot more comfortable and enjoyable.
Here is my list of my top 6 travel hacks that I use on the road.
1. Travel with Hand luggage only
This one is a travel tip that I swear by – you might think it’s quite a small thing but it can be massively helpful if you want to cut costs on your flight as additional bags will always cause you problems.
If you learn how to pack your stuff right down to the point where you only need hand luggage you will save a fortune, and also won’t have to worry about storage for your bags all the time.
2. Get a Priority Pass and use lounges at airports
Being able to arrive early at an airport and using a lounge to get a bite to eat, or catch up with work before you fly really does take all the stress out of flying.
I used to think you needed an airline Alliance loyalty card to use lounges, but the Priority Pass allows you to have access to their large network of lounges. Flying is fun again when you have a priority pass… and it makes you feel pretty special too.
3. Look at package holiday deal sites
I love a good deal on my holidays, and when it comes to travel deals you should take a look at sites such as package holiday deal sites with a number of cheap holidays on offer throughout the year. You can bag bargains by looking at the Last Minute holiday section to see what you could find.
I managed to book my trip next month to Malta for two people with flights and hotel for a week for just under £300.
If you’re flexible and can book last minute or outside of the busy season you can save a whole lot on a package holiday, especially from the UK when you have so many affordable flight options.
It’s always a good idea to head on over and check to see if you can find any bargains every now and then, you never know what you might find.
4. Skyroam keeps you connected on a 4G network
Skyroam Solis is a nifty little portable device that gives you access to a wide 4G data connection in many countries around the world.
The Skyroam Solis device also doubles up as an external battery just in case your mobile battery gets low.
It’s a real life saver in a number of different situations when you desperately need an internet connection, and it’s not affordable or easy to buy a local SIM card.
5. Stay protected and get an annual insurance policy
I’ve saved a lot on my travel insurance over the years by purchasing an annual policy. If you know that you’re going to be travelling frequently, purchasing a annual policy can be a lot cheaper.
I like to use Insure and Go as the whole policy can be done online. You can choose the policy that best suits your needs, and Insure and Go also have a handy app so you can read up on your policy while your travelling to check if you’re covered for all the activities you will be getting up to on the go.
This little travel hack will keep you safe for when you need it most, and I certainly recommend always having travel insurance as it’s come in handy when I’ve been in some really tough situations.
6. Get a travel card such as an Monzo card
I love to travel with my Monzo card because they never charge me for ATM withdrawal fees and offer me a better exchange rate than my bank account. Monoz cards are also pretty safe if they get lost, and very easy to replace.
It also keeps your bank cards for your main accounts safe as you can transfer funds from your main account easily on to your Monzo card, and budget for your trip carefully as well.
Thank you for reading about my 6 favourite travel hacks
I hope my list of favourite travel hacks have helped you out! This piece is a collaboration with dealchecker. Try using them on your future trips and travel more a bit more wisely. All the best and happy travels!