Book in advance, book off-season, book on a Tuesday, and so on. These are the travel hacks I already told you. But I haven’t told you the best kept travel hacks yet. I guess. Perhaps the travel hacks I’m going to tell you today are common among Travel bloggers, but they are certainly unknown among the people who don’t check their email every second of the day to find great deals. I will tell you these travel hacks, if you don’t know them already. Because I would lie if I told you that these travel hacks didn’t help me get a great holiday. So if you’re curious about this blogpost, then keep on reading!
Are you like me, crazy about the internet? Wi-Fi is -without exaggerating- something very important in my life. It’s after all a part of being able to (travel) blog. And yes, it’s sad if you leave on vacation and you don’t have internet there. So technically you have to leave your babyblog at home. Nope. Never! These hacks will help you like they helped me.
Foursquare isn’t something unknown among bloggers. It’s a socialnetwork-site where you can check yourself in, for going to places. You’ll get points after you check in and even badges (sometimes). But did you already know that you could find Wi-Fi-passwords on there? Because there are a lot of places out there using internet that’s protected. So check this out first: the place + wifi on Foursquare before you go on with the next step.
The most common example that I can imagine are coffeeshops. Most of the times these shops have Wi-Fi spots that aren’t protected. But they’re free. So if you’re not ready to pay for the internet, try this. But if you want to use an insecure internet connection, be sure that you have a VPN.
If you’re choosing to pay for the safest (and most legal option, even though finding passwords on Foursquare isn’t illegal), then you better pay via your smartphone for these so called hotspots. It’s cheaper that way, believe me.
Hotel or something else?
Do I look like a I’m-totally-crazy-woman when I tell you that I never knew AirBnb before I began to blog? Yes? Well, sorry. But it’s true: if it comes to accommodations, you’ll come out with cheaper prices if you book an AirBnb instead of an hotel. I do hear you think: AirBnb is famous, we know that’s a travel hack. Yes. But look at the blogs of my fellow travel bloggers. They have discounts for accommodations like these. Do you still think that isn’t something for you? Then check alltherooms.com. This is a place where you can find hotels, hostels, and other sort of accommodations at the same time.
Are you a person who travels often? And do you prefer an hotel over an hostel? Then Hotelied is your dream-come-true. As a travel blogger, I want to travel as often as I can (yes, my agenda is busy next months), and a night is necessary. With an account at this website, you’ll receive big discounts if you stay at a hotel many times.
If you make your decisions late, then you have to know Hotel Tonight. This website is a site where you can find great last minute deals. So if you book your hotel today, and you will be staying the night also on this date, then you’ll find discounts with a percentage of more than 50%! That’s what I call a yey.
Aisle + Window
With the most airlines, you can choose your seat. If you’re booking with two persons, then choose an aisle-seat and a window-seat. Most of the times the airline will leave this spot open. And then you guys have a whole row for yourself. If someone comes to sit between you, then you could ask friendly if he or she want to switch seats.
If you have a large baggage that you have to check in, you could ask -again friendly- if they want to name your luggage as ‘fragile’. That’s how your luggage will come first out off the airplane and he won’t be as damaged as the luggages that lay underneath the others.
PACK YOUR LUGGAGE
If I have to believe some interesting people that say that when you wear your luggage (clothes) you’ll have more space. And if you wear merino wool (the most lightweight wool there is) you’ll save more time and money in the end.
Handluggage is without any doubt the most important thing and the cheapest thing there is. Because most of the times it’s free. Of course you can’t always bring your handluggage with you (for longer flights for example). But the greatest tip that there’s out there? All the necessary things you need can be packed in a simple handbagage.
Roll up your clothes
For some people a common travel hack, for others a travel hack that even the dog won’t know about. If you roll up your clothes, then you have more space. As simple as that.
Did you already know these travel hacks (from part I)?