Many Canadians love the cold and snowy winter; but it isn’t a surprise many need a break from it too. If you are not into snowmobiling, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing then you may be inclined to spend as much time on a beach this winter as you can. Or maybe you are going to South America, Asia, Europe, or somewhere even more wintery than here.
No matter where your destination or climate, travel can be good for the soul. But while it may boost your mood, travelling can be stressful! Here are some travel life hacks to make your next adventure a little bit easier:
When booking flights and hotels online; enable private browsing. Travel sites often track your activity on their site and will raise their price simply because you have visited before.
Place a dryer sheet in your suitcase. This keeps your clothes smelling fresh and will reduce static.
Get on a roll. Save space by rolling clothes instead of folding.
Shoe-stuffers. Put underwear and socks in shoes to save space.
Travel-size savings. Refill travel-size containers instead of buying new each time
Airport water. Save an empty plastic water bottle and refill it after passing security instead of buying water at the airport.
Seat savvy. When reserving seats for two people, choose the aisle and window seats, if no one takes the middle seat then you get the full row, and if someone does, then just ask to switch seats so you can sit next to your partner.
USB saviour. If you forget your wall plug for your phone, you can charge devices through the USB slot on a TV.
Google genius. Use Google Maps offline by typing “Ok Maps” and the visible area will save for future access.
Spare some change. On the last day of your trip to a foreign country, collect all of your loose change and give it to the homeless.
Knowing some of these early on would have saved me some stress, time, and money.
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Don’t forget to pack the most important thing: Travel insurance!