Travel hacks are my favorite kind of hacks. We all get a little flustered before heading out on a trip; whether it be at an airport,
or actually no it’s probably always at the airport. Either way, here are some hacks to help your trip go a little smoother.
- In the planning stages booking where you stay is the most important thing. While I love a good hotel, my new love has been Airbnb. If you search hard enough you’ll find a perfect place that’s in your price range and makes you feel right at home.
AIRBNB TRADITION No. 37: Breakfast with a view. The pace is slow around here, especially right after a big spread like this. To jump-start your day, take a last swig of locally grown Zentveld’s coffee and hop into your rock pool. (The 30-minute rule doesn’t apply here.) Show us what you're feasting on this holiday season with #Airbnb in the comments below for a chance to be featured. Photo cred: @hiddenvalleybyronbay
Suspended high above the Point Reyes National Seashore, on the top floor of a vast estate, it's easy to feel like you're drifting away. Once you're ready, bring yourself back down to earth by picking and cooking some winter greens from the terraced gardens. For a broader view, click the link in our bio. Photo cred: @_candida
- Packing can be the most strenuous process of the entire trip. Quickest hack I can give, which many others have as well, roll your clothes. It’s a huge space saver.
This video below has some great hacks for packing:
- If you’re traveling internationally call your card company to give your dates of travel ahead of time. Don’t save it for the last minute and risk forgetting all together.
- ALWAYS check in online, you’ll get first dibs on seats and who doesn’t want that?
- Mark your luggage as fragile. This hack will ensure that your luggage stays at the top and will likely be one of the first bags to be released.
- Bring your own water bottle, empty of course. Once you’re past security you’ll be able to fill your bottle up with water without having to pay a ridiculous price.
- Make sure you get to the airport ahead of time, but not too early. You don’t want to be hanging around the airport for more than 2 hours waiting to board. Which will likely be an even longer wait.
More than anything enjoy yourself! While it may be a hassle, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel, and that would be getting out of the airport.