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18 Summer Vacation Travel Hacks You Need to Know!

| July 17, 2017 | 7 Comments

18 Summer Vacation Travel Hacks

 

18 Summer Vacation Travel Hacks You Need to Know!

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If you’re planning to go on a vacation this summer, you may be looking for ways to make traveling easier. Fortunately, there are a number of tips and tricks that can make things less hectic.

Here are some summer vacation travel hacks:

1. When packing, place shoes in shower caps to prevent your clothes from getting dirty.

2. Let your bank and credit card companies know you will be traveling so they don’t freeze your account due to “suspicious” transactions.

3. Save the sample-sized toothpastes and toothbrushes you get from the dentist for your toiletries bag.

4. Store chargers and other cords in an old sunglasses/glasses case.

5. Check FourSquare for WiFi passwords when traveling.

6. Take collapsible laundry bags to store dirty clothing.

7. Consider getting a city pass to get free or low cost admittance to popular tourist attractions, such as museums.

8. Check sites like Groupon to get deals on local restaurants, attractions, and more.

9. Roll your clothes when you pack in order to create more space in your luggage.

10. Go grocery shopping for items like bottled water and snacks to prevent overspending at the hotel’s vending machines.

11. When traveling to another country, use the ATM to get cash in the local currency without unnecessary fees.

12. Use a pill container to store your jewelry.

13. To prevent plastic bottles from leaking in your luggage, place a plastic wrap over the container and seal it with the cap.

14. Throw leftover hotel soaps in your dirty laundry bag, so the dirty clothes don’t stink up your suitcase. A dryer sheet also works well.

15. Make a to-do list of items to bring, places to visits, times to be ready, and more! You can even use an app like Wunderlist (free for iPhone and Android) to help you out.

16. Refill travel-size containers of  hand cream, shampoos, or conditioners instead of buying new ones.

17. Use tissue paper to wrap clothes to avoid wrinkles.

18. Avoid data roaming charges on your cell phone by only using Wi-Fi. You can use offline maps like CityMaps2Go and hidden offline maps feature on the Google Maps app. Make sure you download the app before you leave and have selected your destination city. The app will cache all the map data that is currently on your screen.

These are just some summer vacation travel hacks to keep in mind!

Do you have any vacation travel hacks that you would like to share?

Comment below!

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. AD says:

    Not necessarily a travel hack, but just a nice thing to do… Most people rarely use the products/toiletries provided by the hotels they stay in. I collect them and use them to create “care packages” for the homeless, for CAF members, etc. Many of my family and friends also collect these items and give them to me… Just a nice thing to do.

  2. Jonnie says:

    Lots of great tips! One more thing we do is tie a piece of unique shoelace onto each of our bags so we can quickly find them at baggage pick-up.

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Lots of great info here, thanks. This is sure to come in handy for a lot of people 🙂

  4. Kristi says:

    I especially love idea number 1 since I don’t like placing dirty shoes in the suitcase but using a shower cap would solve that!

  5. LisaM says:

    Ha! I love the idea of packing cords in glasses cases. I should go pick up a few – cords always seem to go missing right when you need them!

  6. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Wow these are super helpful tips. I never thought about the credit card thing.

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