Traveling is fun until something goes against your plan like ending on the wrong path or booking flight tickets at higher prices. These small problems are enough to ruin your happy travel mood in no time. So here is a list of 9 travel hacks you must know in 2021 that assure you a seamless travel experience!
1) BE OPEN TO FLEXIBLE TRAVEL DATES
Checking flight fares for the entire month can help you save big bucks while booking flight tickets as it gives you a bigger picture where you can book your flight tickets cheaper than normal.
2) DOWNLOAD GOOGLE MAPS FOR OFFLINE NAVIGATION
You cannot trust data connectivity while traveling, this is where the privilege to save specific maps and use them even offline come in handy.
Downloading Google Maps for offline navigation is one of the most preferred travel hacks. It is extremely easy easy, all you need to do is search for your desired destination, tap the name/address of the place at bottom of your screen and click ‘Download’.
3) CLICK LOTS OF PHOTOS (LITERALLY!)
There is no better souvenir than your travel photos and imagine if you find out that some of them didn’t turn out as expected or are blurry, not sure about you but I will certainly feel like banging my head on the wall!
To avoid this blunder, I would suggest you click the photos in ‘Burst’ mode, it will not only assure you backups of your desired photos at specific destinations but will also provide you the freedom to choose the best of the best shot to upload on your Instagram!
4) ROLL YOUR CLOTHES
Yes, you heard it, I just told you to ROLL but not FOLD your clothes!
A folded pile of clothes may look neat and clean but rolling clothes instead of folding them provides enough room for additional things to fit in your travel bag.
5) CARRY AN EMPTY WATER BOTTLE IN YOUR BAG
It is no surprise that everything sells at a higher price at airports and that includes necessities like water too!
Carrying liquid is only troublesome during the security check but once you are through, you are free to fill your water bottle. The water refill stations at the airport are extremely hygienic, so you do not need to worry think twice before gulping it.
6) AFFIX ‘FRAGILE’ STICKER ON YOUR LUGGAGE
Marking your luggage as fragile can do wonders beyond your imagination!
Your luggage will not only be treated with extra care but it will also ensure that it is handled properly as it will be most probably placed on the top of the pile in the storage space.
7) HOSTELS OVER HOTELS
If luxury is not your necessity, then I would highly recommend you to opt for decent shared accommodation.
Unlike the traditional hostels, the hostels nowadays are a lot more hygienic and filled with numerous amenities. Plus, you can also make new friends there so you do not feel alone in a country you have never been to before if that is the case.
8) LEARN IMPORTANT WORDS OF NATIVE LANGUAGES
It is important to showcase yourself as a professional traveler who knows the destination inside out to avoid getting tricked by the locales.
You can learn the basic words like Hello, Thank You, Yes, No & Goodbye of the various native languages to bond with the locales. If you are bad at remembering things, then I would suggest you keep the screenshot of the same stored in your phone to avoid saying something which you don’t mean!
9) FIND FREE WIFI ZONES
Why pay for data connectivity when you can get it for free? Finding free WiFi zones is easier than you think!
The most common place where you can find free WiFi is at the nearest shopping mall but in case there’s no mall nearby, you can stroll through the closest street and find which restaurant/cafe is offering free WiFi and I’m sure you will at least end up with a couple of options to choose from.