Simplify your travel planning and take your money-saving to the next level. Whether you’re headed down the road or across the pond, don’t forget to pack these awesome travel hacks:
Don’t sleepover: Save on accommodations by booking overnight flights and sleeper cars on overnight trains. Booking travel this way, particularly for multi-city tours, means you not only save money on hotels and home shares, but, if you’re a power sleeper, you also arrive at your destination rested and ready-to-go.
Cash in on freebies: Take advantage of freebies – from free snacks and headsets on airplanes to shampoo, conditioner, and soap in hotels. Not only will you lighten the load and have extra room in your carry-on luggage, but you will also save money by not having to buy these little luxuries.
Block the sun: Sunscreen is often exorbitantly priced at beach destinations, so invest in carry-on friendly sunscreen like a mess-free sunscreen stick. You can toss it in your carry-on too, which is handy if you’re looking to avoid checking a bag.
Get carded: Even if you’ve graduated from college, bring your student ID to save money on everything from museum entrance fees to clothing. If you’re not a student, you can still get discounts. Anyone 30-years-old or younger can get an International Youth Travel Card, and full-time teachers or professors can get an International Teacher Identity Card.
Pack Power: Charging devices on the go is not always easy. Pack a small power strip to charge your devices. Plus, you’re likely to make new travel friends eager to charge their devices, too.
Get free tickets: Most monuments, museums, and attractions offer free entry once a week or month. Research each place you plan to visit in advance. Then, time your visits to coincide with when admission is free or greatly reduced.