There might be only one thing I like better than travelling. Planning to travel! So with that in mind I bring you my list of 10 Simple Travel Hacks carefully chosen after years and years of indulging what can only be called a travel addiction.
1. Consider Booking One Way Tickets
It sounds strange but it’s true. Often booking two, one-way air-line tickets on two different airlines is cheaper than booking a one way fare.
2. Copy All The Things
Before you pack that carry on make copies of your passport, health insurance, ID and credit card. Leave a copy at home and e-mail a copy to yourself so you can access it anywhere.
3. When packing your suitcase include a Bounce Sheet
Keeps your clothes smelling laundry fresh, especially when heading to the Tropics!
4. Pack Like A Pro
Roll all the things. When packing that suitcase roll your sundresses, T-shirts, and even your pants. Roll everything, it really does take up a lot less space.
5. Order Foreign Currency Before You Leave
Take advantage of the fab service by CIBC that allows you to order your foreign currency online and have it delivered right to your door. No stress, no hassle.
6. Borrow Don’t Buy
Forgot that precious iPhone, Blackberry or Laptop charger? Before you have a complete meltdown or make a run to your closest electronics store, stop at your hotels front desk. They often have extra chargers you can borrow for the duration of your stay.
7. Don’t Fall Prey To The Mini-Bar
I love my snacks as much as the next girl but can’t swallow those mini bar prices. Be sure to bring along your own snacks, or venture off property, find a local grocery store, and stock up for your holiday.
8. Contain The Mess
When I travel I take all manner of hand lotions, face creams, sunscreens, liquid make-up and hair products. Even though I’ve been diligent enough to purchase or save those small or trial size bottles there’s always a chance of leakage and a ziplock bag is just not enough protection for me. I place all those little bottles in one small flat tupperware and throw it all in my suitcase. The tupperware adds a strength and security a simple ziploc will not. Bonus: When I come home from my trip it’s easily stashed in my bathroom cabinet until the next getaway. Always ready and waiting to go!
9. All Hail Dry Shampoo
Not only is dry shampoo the best way to freshen up that hair and extend a good blow-out but did you know if can fix your Hubby’s shoes? Yup, in a pinch give those stinky dress shoes or sneakers a quick spray of your dry shampoo and his feet will smell like a bed of roses!
10. Protect The Pretty!
**Keep your jewelry from getting tangled or lost. Put rings, earrings and even necklaces into a bead organizer. I picked mine up at the dollar store. They come in all shapes and sizes and helps to keep your precious things organized and safe.
**When packing your flat iron stash it in a pretty potholder from the dollar store. Not only will it keep it safer, but you can tuck it away when it’s still warm.
**Utilize an old sunglasses case (or one from the dollar store) to store and control chargers, earphones and small cables.
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