Travel Hacks

We all take trips and experience new things. Sometimes the new experiences are not good and sometimes they are great. In both cases there are lessons to be learned and we have culled thru social media for the best travel hacks to improve your experiences.

  • Safety
    • Upload a photo or scan of your passport and important travel documents to online storage. We use Dropbox for this, now if we lose any of this there is a copy. All US embassies have internet connections so you can reach these documents.
    • It’s important to remember to call your credit or debit card company before you leave to ensure that you have your card authorized for your foreign destination. This prevents them from suspecting suspicious activity.
  • Entertainment
    • If you run out of chargers, check your hotel room television. It might just have a USB plugin that your phone or other rechargeable device can use.
    • If, like me, you suffer from motion sickness, you can use a long flight to enjoy audiobooks. They are available for download from libraries for free.
  • Health and Beauty
    • Don’t pack both shaving foam and hair conditioner. Conditioner makes a great shaving lubricant, so you can ditch the shaving foam. Baby oil does a great job, too.
    • Use a contact lens case to store just enough foundation and face cream for your trip
    • Avoid jet lag buy getting some light exercise the day before travel to help you sleep on the airplane. Also all our tours include a short ride on the first day, this will help set your sleep pattern correctly in the new timezone.
  • Packing Tips
    • Hotels generally have a ton of extra toothbrushes, paste, shaving cream, razors, and even phone chargers. Ask if you can have them before you go out and buy them yourself.
    • Use A Dryer Sheet At The Bottom Of Your Suitcase To Keep Things Fresh
    • Use a shower cap to cover the soles of your shoes so you can pack them with your clothes without dirtying your clothes.
    • Newspapers can be used to absorb the moisture and oder from inside of shoes. We use this after rainy spring rides but this works anytime!
    • Use GLAD press n’ seal to prevent your necklaces from tangling when traveling.

We’ll add to this post as we find new and better tips to help us travel easier.