19 Simple Travel Hacks

Traveling doesn’t have to be so stressful. Check out these 19 simple travel hacks to make your next trip go more smoothly!


  1. Never check your luggage – it’s not worth dealing with lost luggage
  2. Always have a snack that travels well, such as a protein bar or hard-boiled egg
  3. Always carry hand sanitizer
  4. Always carry a phone charger and back-up battery
  5. Always pack one extra skirt – rips happen
  6. Pack emergency essentials, such as a nail file kit, sewing kit, Band-Aids, etc.
  7. Pack a plastic bag with aspirin, tampons, Visine, and allergy medicines
  8. Be prepared for a lack of Wi-Fi service and pack a book or magazine
  9. Look at the airport’s website ahead of time to identify a club that you can use if necessary – sometimes there are two clubs so do your homework
  10. Set up alerts on your phone for gate changes
  11. Print out a hard ticket as a back-up
  12. Stay hydrated
  13. Pack with one color theme in mind to limit the number of shoes you have to pack; stick with one pair black or nude
  14. Dry shampoo, curling iron and bobby pins save lives
  15. Pack cough drops to use while on the plane
  16. Never forget your earbuds if you don’t want to talk to the person next to you or hear the baby crying behind you
  17. Feet can get cold – bring socks and a jacket; you’ll also want socks for screening
  18. Make friends with the people working the gate – this pays dividends
  19. Put your bag up as soon as you get on the plane to ensure that you grab overhead space before it fills up
Heather Monahan

Heather Monahan

Heather Monahan is a multimedia force empowering others to use their unique attributes to achieve success in all aspects of their lives. Her inspiring attitude, tireless passion and hard-won wisdom have enabled Heather to work her way up the corporate ladder, where she has gained the firsthand experience she now shares with others.

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