7 Time-Tested Travel Hacks You Should Know


7. Always bring an extension cord with you on your travels.

Not only do you face the possibility of having few outlets in your hotel room, your charger may not be compatible with the electrical outlets in the country you’re visiting. An extension cord with a universal plug will save your life.

6. Spend your coins on pasalubong.

Change is not accepted in money changers. If you have children, nieces and nephews, or even friends that are really easy to please, spend your coins on pasalubong like candies, chocolates, or even little trinkets like keychains.

5. Pack your favorite lotions and shampoos in small containers.

Products that come in travel-friendly containers are tiny for a reason: not only do they save space, airlines will only allow you to bring 100ml-size bottles for liquids, aerosol, and gel items. Save yourself the hassle and repack them before a flight. Don’t forget to place your bottles in a ziploc bag to prevent leakage, which could come from changes in cabin pressure while in the air.

4. Don’t put all of your money in your wallet.

Stow away some emergency cash in your jean pocket, provided it’s secure and deep. You’ll want to prepare for the worst such as in the case of stolen bags, mugging, or even simply forgetting your bag at a certain place.

3. Don’t forget to bring a pen with you.

You’ll find that you’ll be signing a lot of forms, such as immigration forms when you leave.

2. Roll your clothes instead of folding them to save more space in your luggage.

We cannot stress this enough — packing this way will save you a lot of space.

1. Always bring your passport with you.

This may seem like a no-brainer, but don’t leave your passport in your hotel room when you’re out for the night. In case of emergencies, you may be obliged to present your travel documents. Also, your passport would come in handy when you’re carded at a bar for looking underage. Take a photo of it as well on your phone, just in case.