TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE

 TRAVEL HACKS TO HELP YOU TRAVEL BETTER

Uma krishanwal, Travel Writer, India

06 February 2018

Some “Travel Hacks” you need to know about to save you that time and money!

1. FOR BOOKING?

Turn on ‘private browsing’ for cheaper flights online!

Airlines and travel sites can record your visits by installing cookies on your browser, which can cause the prices you’re shown to rise simply because you’ve searched for those flights before. This is to trick you into buying your flights sooner and encourages impulse buying. Be a smart traveler and avoid it by switching to ‘Private Browsing’ whenever you book flights.

2. ROLL CLOTHES TO ‘SAVE THAT SPACE’

Rather than folding your clothes one by one, try rolling them to save you some space. Gather all your garments you anticipate needing. Try rolling your softer garments and folding the stiff ones. Doing this will save you a lot of space and then try arranging all your ‘rolled garments’ in the bottom of your bag.

3. CARRY AN EMPTY WATER BOTTLE

You know you can’t bring a bottle of water through airport security- unless you actually don’t! The best airport travel trick is to carry an empty water bottle to save you both time and money. Instead of having your bottle thrown out by the security or having to stop buy a new one, pack an empty water bottle and stay hydrated. Airports do have water fountains where you can fill up before your journey.

4. MONEY?

ATMs are amazing; they’re ubiquitous, always open, and consistently offer the best exchange rates. Most banks charge a small fee for using foreign machines, but they’re still the way to go when you consider the upside- they are convenient and keep you from carrying around wads of cash.

5. USE YOUR SMARTPHONE WITHOUT A CONNECTION

Save local maps for offline viewing, then put your phone on airplane mode; since the GPS is separate from your phone’s Internet connection, you’ll be navigating in no time. Also, the battery will last longer if the phone’s not continually searching for a signal, and it can still connect to Wi-Fi when available.

Now you just have to worry about someone stealing your ‘cell phone’!