There are always tons of travel hacks around that sometimes the most seasoned travellers don’t know. There are always brand new things to always learn about seeing the world that can help you be the best possible traveller. Much of it is trial and error, and you will always pick up new skills and information along the way in your travels. It’s important to find and use the tips that work best for you. Here are just a few travel hacks to make 2017 your best travel year yet!
Book Two One Ways Instead
Depending on where you’re headed, it might end up costing you less money to book two one way flights to and from your destination instead of getting a round trip flight. This might be on different carriers, different times of the day and different classes, but this might end up saving you a few hundred dollars if done right.
Clear The Cookies
Everytime you go to a website looking for flight fares, it history and cookies will log the visit as demand and make note about how many people are searching for it. This is why, many times when you return at a later day the price is bumped up a little bit. This is a bid to get you to book the flight ASAP instead of shopping around some more. You can get around this by clearing out your browser history and cookies (be prepared to lose your saved passwords and the like, though!) or better yet, browsing in incognito mode.
Go Squishy With Your Carry-On
As tempting as it might be to get some type of hardshell casing in terms of a carry-on bag, it’s better to go with something a bit more malleable so that you’re able to stuff it into the overhead carriage a lot easier. At Rise Gear, our bags are made from quality material that is also extremely flexible and can accommodate a variety of storage locations.
Think Outfits, Not Pieces
NO matter what you’re style is, the clothes you bring along with you on your trip can be a tough decision to have to make. Stick to clothes within a similar colour scheme so you don’t have to worry about pieces not matching or going together. Think about versatile items that can work well with many other things so you’re not overpacking and one thing can be worn tons of different ways. Also, think dark colours for the most part not only for easier matching but also: dark colours hide stains and you might not be able to treat spills on the go.
See More For Less
Take full advantage of stopovers as a way to see additional cities and countries for free! There are some airlines that allow you to book in a stop for an extra city into a connecting flight to your final destination. Some might not be quite this intentional, but see how many hours you can squeeze in to the stopover city so you can explore a new place while heading to another.
Minimize Jet Lag
Jet lag is one of those things that are almost impossible to avoid especially with long flights, but there are ways to minimize their effects. By eating right during your trip and getting the right amount of sleep (partying on vacation is important, but try to get 4 hours a night at least) is the key to not suffering too much when your trip is over.