If you’re a bit of a jet-setter and are always on the lookout for new travel hacks, which will make traveling as simple a process as possible, simply continue reading to discover 5 innovative travel hacks, which are well worth trying out.
5 Travel Hacks:
1. If you lose your smartphone charger, charge your phone through your hotel’s TV set
If you misplace your smartphone charger while you’re traveling, it’s well worth checking if the TV set in your hotel room boasts a USB charger on the side of the television screen. As it’s a little-known fact, that most modern TV screens boast USB chargers.
If there isn’t a USB charger on the side of your hotel room’s television set, it’s well worth ringing your hotel reception, to see whether they have any spare smartphone chargers.
2. Email yourself photos of all of your important documents
It’s well worth taking photos or scans of important documents such as your passport and visas as if your passport or visas are ever stolen, you’ll have easily accessible copies of your documents, which you can show to the local authorities.
You may also want to consider screenshotting all of your photographs on your smartphone or laptop, so that, you’ll always have instant access to your important documents. As no matter how many precautions you take, you can never guarantee that you’ll be able to protect your important documents from being stolen.
3. Always mark your luggage as being fragile
While is it worth taking extra time to mark your luggage as fragile? While luggage which has been marked as fragile will be more likely to be handled with care, fragile luggage is also stored at the top of the luggage, placed in your plane’s storage compartment. Which means that 9 times out of 10, your luggage will be among the first suitcases and backpacks to arrive at your luggage collection point. So if you don’t want to spend 20 minutes waiting for your bags, it’s well worth marking them as fragile.
4. Use local ATMs in order to get your hands on foreign currency
In today’s day and age, it’s far cheaper to withdraw foreign currency from an ATM machine, in your destination, rather than trying to swap your US dollars for foreign currency at an international airport or bank. As the fees to exchange currencies at an ATM is normally a fraction of the price, which you’ll be charged at a bank or international airport.
5. Use beeswax in order to protect backpacks, canvas shoes and casual jackets
Did you know that you can add a waterproof layer to your backpacks, canvas shoes, and lightweight casual jackets, by simply rubbing a light layer of beeswax on top of the items which you’d like to waterproof. That way if you’re ever caught traveling in inclement weather, which you’re unprepared for, you’ll be able to protect all of your possessions.
If you love traveling and are always on the lookout for new ways to make traveling a simpler process, it’s well worth trying out all of the travel hacks listed above.