23 Travel Hacks (My Tips and Tricks)

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Here are 23 travel hacks for your next vacation.  My tips will help you when packing in your carryon suitcase, and my tricks are some you can use while on the actual airplane.  We fly often, so some of these travel hacks have become a way of life so much that I didn’t realize they were a hack.  Hopefully these 23 travel hacks will be ones you have not seen before. 

My YouTube above goes into much more detail, with pictures and videos of these helpful hints.

If deodorant breaks off into pieces-pile them on couple pieces of toilet paper and wipe onto arm.

Separate purse items into smaller slim/skinny containers: one for visa cards and cash, one for headphones, one for chapsticks/lipsticks, one for glasses, one for band-aids, one for advil, tylenol, vitamins, small earrings, etc.  You get the picture; I’m not saying to have 10 little bags inside your backpack…just separate items as you think of it.

Cross your purse through your leg and hold it between your feet especially if you are going to Barcelona and want to avoid pickpocketers.

Store liquids horizontally in liquids bag to 

Roll your clothes instead of throwing them in or folding them; i compare rolling vs packing in travel cubes if you click here

If you forgot the plug to charge your phone, you can use the cord pushed into your hotel TV usb thing to charge it. But I just bring my power bank.

Or you can just buy a power bank.  These usually give you a full charge of your phone’s battery.  I use these on flights longer than 2 hours b/c if I’m using my phone to watch the airplane’s entertainment system, my battery drains super fast.

If you forgot your phone prop up device or if you POPsocket popped right off like mine did, unfold a magazine and you can prop it.  I think it works best if you have a rubbery case; this is a slim case and is kind of slippery. 

Or you can use a cheap pair of sunglasses upside down to prop your phone on.

You can also put your bag in a new ziplock bag and poke it through the seat tray table’s hook-but i do not prefer that method for blurry reasons.airplane-seat-tray-table-hook

I suggest using google maps off line in a remote location. Type in the address you want to visit in the actual Google Maps while you’re connected to the internet.

Get cash from ATM not the airport, etc.  Better rates; and store cash in different locales.

Bring a hair clip or bulldog clip to hold curtains together. hotel-curtains-clips-hold-together

Bring an empty water bottle because now water fountains have the water bottle filler upper.

My favorite one is to take a picture of your passport and insurance and DL and email them to someone so that if you need to find them.  You won’t have to find a printable, you can just pull it up via your email.

Wear 2 socks to the airport-the outer layer being very old.  Once you’ve gone through security with your socks off, trash the outer pair.  A subscriber gave me this idea.

Wear heaviest shoes on the plane so you have more space in your suitcase.

Another travel hack is to store cleanser or vaseline in these little discs (or contact lens containers).  I say cleanser because it’s thick.  My moisturizer leaked in this one time only so I cannot say moisturizer.  I just found these disc containers that I’ll store vitamins and earrings in.  They’re one hand use…because that makes them a cool gadget. 

Pick the busy time of day to travel and volunteer to be bumped asap.

Pack in a carryon suitcase and use backpack as your under the seat bag.

Jewelry through a straw…too high maintenance.  Place them in a gallon bag and roll very tightly so they don’t budge.  Or you can get one that rolls up but stays very snug.

Headphone organization: I keep mine in a case that came with purchase, but you can also use a big clip-got this idea from Aspyn Ovard. 

You can check Trip Advisor for places to eat and things to do, but you can also check Pinterest.

Save your purse and back stress; use a backpack but pack a cross body small purse inside your backpack.  Most of us have a phone in one hand or coffee in one hand, while the suitcase carryon is rolling behind us in the other hand.  Be hands free!

The #1 travel hack is using water soluble paper, brushing liquid soap on both sides of the paper, hanging it to dry, cutting it into one inch rectangles.  When you are traveling and do not have soap, you pull out one of these tiny rectangles, run it under water, and the soap is activated so that you can wash your hands.

Let me know if you have a travel hack on your airline of choice below in the comments.  Smart and on time travels to y’all!  Thanks for POPping over.

Other videos you may like:

An Un-To-Do List for Women

How to Organize Your Closet With No Stress

Things to Not Wear on an Airplane

POP over and say hi on Instagram or Facebook sometime.

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