When it comes to traveling, many of us are trying to get the most bang for our buck. One clever way to maximize your travel experience is by booking a ticket with a long layover in another city.
Depending on the hours of the layover, you may be able to leave the airport and tour an entirely different city and possibly even stay overnight before reporting back to the airport. Just keep in mind the distance between the airport and your city, and leave enough time for security and other pre-boarding procedures.
The Life-Saving Travel Must-Have
As you pack for a trip, it's easy to focus on the stuff you want to take versus the things you "need" to take. And while it’s important to leave room in your luggage for that perfect outfit, flashlights are an invaluable travel necessity in the case of an emergency. At the airport too.
There are many stories of travelers being caught off guard during emergencies in waiting for lounges as fires where the electricity has been cut off, forcing them to navigate their way out in the darkness. When in doubt, pack a small keychain-sized flashlight just in case!
Take the Guesswork Out of Bag Sizes
As airlines get more and more specific, particularly when it comes to luggage dimensions, buying luggage for your trip can quickly become a confusing nightmare. Thankfully, some luggage manufacturers are actually making luggage that corresponds with the unique dimensions required by certain airlines.
Amazon can be a great place to find these bags. Just make sure to check the website before you purchase your bag, as these requirements can sometimes change. Getting the correct size luggage can save you time and money as you won’t have to pay additional fees for oversized bags.
Keep Your Jewelry Detangled With This Tip
After you’ve packed the essentials like your passport and other documents, it’s time to focus on the fun stuff — clothing and accessories. But while it can be nice to bring your favorite jewelry pieces, it’s not fun to spend hours trying to detangle a mess of accessories.
Keep your jewelry organized and tangle-free by fully extending your necklaces or bracelets and then wrapping them in plastic cling wrap. The cling wrap is not only lightweight and bulk-free, but it ensures an extra layer of protection for your special pieces.
Double-Bag and Tape Toiletries
Known as the “mystery leak,” many people open their luggage only to find that their clothes and other belongings are soaked with some strange liquid. The culprit? Usually, a bottle of shampoo or other toiletries exploded or leaks during travel.
Between changes in air pressure and overly rough baggage handlers, the possibilities of a cap unscrewing or bottle breaking are great. Using tape to seal caps and then wrapping those taped-up bottles in large waterproof plastic bags will ensure that your suitcase stays dry and your shampoo lives to see another day.