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Summer is a time for fun and adventure, however, traveling can be kind  of stressful at times. I’ve had my fair share of awkward travel experiences, so trust me when I say you need these tips. Whether you are headed out on a road trip or boarding a flight, these travel hacks are sure to make your trip a little easier.

 

 

 

 

 First up is packing, the culprit of many frustrating travel moments. Here are my top tips on packing:

  • Rolling suitcases are much more convenient than duffle bags.
  • Rolling instead of folding your clothes can save lots of space.
  • Put socks and underwear inside shoes, hats, bags, and other places that are usually left unused.
  • You will always think you need to pack more than what you will actually use.
  • Coordinate clothing so you can mix and match outfits, therefore, packing less items.
  • Try to limit your packing to only a carry on sized suitcase and personal bag (purse or backpack) if traveling for less than a week.
  • Put possibly leaky toiletries in sealable plastic bags and away from clothes, if possible.
  • Use old lip balm containers or contact cases for foundation and other liquid cosmetics.
  • Roll up your hot hair tool in an oven mitt.
  • Use old pill bottles for cotton swabs and bobby pins.
  • Don’t forget a simple first aid kit including bandages and headache medicine.

We all have been guilty of over packing. Here are some things I’ve packed before that I wish I hadn’t:

  • Unless you are traveling for work, I would leave the laptop behind.
  • Unless you are an avid journal user, I would leave that behind, too.
  • Unless you are an avid reader and know that you will definitely utilize books and magazines, leave those behind, also.
  • Uncomfortable shoes are a waste of suitcase space.
  • More than one purse: Pack one that matches all your outfits, preferably cross-body style to leave your hands free.

Other Travel Tips:

  • Download apps, podcasts, music, and audiobooks before you leave.
  • Don’t forget about travel apps such as weather, maps, live traffic, and flight schedules.
  • Remember your portable phone charger and earphones.
  • Bring a neck pillow, blanket, and/or scarf.
  • Dress in comfortable layers.
  • Wear slip on shoes, whether flying or not, you will thank me later.
  • Keep money in multiple safe places that you know about.
  • Keep some essentials nearby: hand sanitizer, sunglasses, lip balm, moisturizer, socks, gum, hair brush or anything you might need to enhance your comfort.
  • Bring water and remember to drink it.
  • Bring your own snacks to save time and money.

There are numerous travel tips that can make your next adventure go off without a hitch. Give these tips a try and you will see that traveling can be less stressful and more enjoyable.  

Stay savvy,

Katie

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