12 Travel Hacks for The Smart Traveller

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No dustbin nearby, check! Wet clothes need to be packed in a suitcase, check! Earrings might go missing, check! What more can you keep on checking while setting off for a holiday? It is time you quit all these and turn your vacation the coolest, funniest and stress-free affair of life. And some smart travel hacks can actually make your trip enjoyable and hitch-free. Do not hesitate to follow some of our smart travel tips we have mentioned below for you and your much desired vacation.

Book Smart

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Graphic Representation by Priyanka Sharma

Travelling today has not only turned easy, but also economical. While airlines constantly offer sale on air tickets, hotels too offer promotional prices and discount coupons every now and then. Also, booking flights and hotels through travel applications like Goibibo mobile app can fetch more cheaper rates anytime.

Redeem Reward Points

You must have gathered loads of reward points from your debit and credit cards usage. Redeeming all those points during booking, especially flights, can help you pay less for a comfortable seat.

Wear Clothes That Dry Quickly

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Soft Cotton Clothes | Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicaaevans/5959281697/in/

Ditch that heavy bulky pair of jeans at home. Rather wear a soft cotton pant, skirts, capri or cotton cargo shorts during the trip. Also, a light chiffon top or a cotton tank top is a good replacement with a heavy T-shirt.

Carry a Phrase Book

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A Handy Phrase Book | Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/j3net/357207929/in/

There is simply  no need not be fluent in foreign language, because a phrase book can do wonders. Carry it along and learn the basics before the trip. Thank us later for travelling smart with a phrase book in a new destination.

Refill Empty Water Bottles with Mineral Water

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Water Bottles | Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/35704565@N02/6819667873/in/

It is difficult to keep a count of how many water bottles you have purchased during a trip. Carry one or two empty bottles handy and keep refilling those with mineral water throughout the trip. Apply the same trick at the airport post security check.

Stick a Dryer Sheet in Your Suitcase

A smelly trolley can turn off your mood. Place a dryer sheet inside the suitcase or backpack, let your clothes smell fresh and avoid mood dropping during the vacation.

Use Empty Cereal Container as a Trash Can

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Empty Cereal Containers| Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/saintseminole/16006037384/in/

Rather than looking for a trash can everywhere, especially during a road trip, keep an empty cereal container handy. It works as an excellent disposable can and help in keeping the environment clean. After all do not forget our ‘Swatch Bharat Campaign’!

Use Plastic Pouch to Save Phones from Getting Wet

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Plastic Pouches | Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hellejorgensen/4934541284/in/

Be it beach, water park or river rafting, the expensive I-phone can travel along safe too when poured inside a plastic pouch. After all, this precious non-living item too do not want to suffer from cold!

Get Wine Skin or Pool Floaters

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Wine Skin to Wrap Wine Bottles | Photo Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bota_bag#/media/File:Bota_de_vino.jpg

Everybody loves to save their newly purchased wine bottles from breakage. So wrap the expensive bottles in a wine skin and forget the fear of breaking.

Organize Jewellery in Pill Containers

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Pills Container | Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kristyr/3266647064/in/

Carrying the expensive Swaroski earring along? Want to save the classy engagement ring from getting drenched? Stop worrying! Arrange jewellery in an empty pill container and put it in your travel kitty when not in use. Your expensive and gorgeous pairs of bangles and earrings will fit easily in a pill container.

Pack Some Instant Food and Drinks

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Instant Food | Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/26652069@N07/5723770975/in/

Not only cup noodles, instant biriyani and ready-to-eat bhelpuri, but also tea bags, coffee and sugar and milk powder sachets serve as life savours during a vacation, especially when holidaying abroad. You can get the ‘desi feel‘ while saving some penny.

Dress Up with Stoles and Scarves

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Stoles and Scarves | Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27894947@N06/4344650194/in/

Last but not the least, smart dressing is one of the coolest travel hacks. Better not to carry clothes like jeans, skirts, T-shirts and dresses. Rather pack more number of stoles of various sizes. Wrap the bigger ones around like a top-wear or skirt and top it with a short scarf. This will not only give a smart unique look, but also save you from carrying heavy luggage.

We hope you will find these travel hacks useful. At the same time, if you can remember any hack that can ensure a smart, easy and pocket-friendly trip, do let us know in the comments section below. Till then travel safe and stay happy!

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