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12 Travel Hacks You've Probably Never Heard Before

By
Jen Morilla
on
May 11, 2017

There are a lot of #travelhacks out there but some remain under the radar. Here are 12 you've probably never heard before that will help you better navigate the world of travel.

1. Enable Private Browsing

When booking flights or hotels enable your private browsing settings. Travel sites tend to use cookies to track your visits.

 Which means that they will most likely raise the prices because you’ve visited it before. 

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2. Use tissue paper to pack

Using tissue paper helps keep your clothes wrinkle free if you’re folding your clothes.

Pretty cool, right?

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3. Roll your clothes

You should roll your clothes instead of folding it to add more space in your luggage.

4. Wifi Passwords- Check FourSquare

You’re at the airport and you need a wifi password for a restaurant, lounge, etc. Check Foursquare. Yes! More often than not you’ll find that people actually share wifi passwords from recent check-ins.

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5. Use a TV to charge your phone

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If you forgot your wall plug for your phone charger. Chances are you can use the back (or sometimes bottom) of a TV to connect your USB slot.

6. Using Google Maps offline

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Using Google Maps is usually how you find your way when you’re traveling, right?

But you need the internet the whole time to use it, right? 

No!  You can actually now search a location through Google Maps (with internet), type in ‘ok maps’ and it will save for later use when you don’t have wifi or cellular connection.

Best part? The blue dot (your location) will move according to where you are even when you're offline making it much easier to reach your destination.

7. Use belts to line collars

Traveling for business? 

Best way to keep those collar crispy is by putting a belt around the collar to keep it from having to be dry cleaned! 

Also save more luggage space.

8. Pack your underwear and socks in your shoes

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Pack your underwear and socks in your shoes. 

It saves space and bulkiness! Simple.

9. Glasses cases are perfect for chargers and cables

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Use your glasses case to put phone chargers and cables. 

It keeps them organized and all in one place. Easy to find!

10. Use a pill organizer for your jewelry

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This is the perfect place to keep things organized. 

Put your earrings, necklaces, and other jewelry into the pill container to better keep everything in order.

11. Travel with the best travel size products

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12. Save your coins

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When you’re traveling abroad, it is common that by the end of the trip you will have a bunch of coins leftover.

Don't take them all home for a keepsake that you will never use again. Maybe take one or two coins home.

The rest? Give them away to someone who really needs it!

Jen Morilla
Jen is a travel blogger and founder of, The Social Girl Traveler. She quit her New York City corporate job in February of 2015 for a budget and backpack and hasn’t looked back since. She aims to travel with a purpose and inspire people to do the same! Jen travels with clean water filters in backpack. She’s been to 33 countries on 6 continents and isn’t stopping anytime soon!

Edited by:  Miles Demars-Rote

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