travel hacks

5 Travel Hacks: Volume 2

We’ve promised you multiple awesome traveling tips in various posts through time. We’re working hard as a team to get those together and give you some epic tips you’ll love. So without further ado, here are 5 brand new tips for traveling to make your travels more fun and efficient.

Put your rechargeable batteries in the fridge

This is a lesser known fact, but if you really want to keep your batteries fresher and full of power for much longer, throw them in the fridge at your hotel. This is one of the crazy travel hacks on the list, but most rechargeable batteries retain 90% of their full charge when they are kept in cold temperatures which means you don’t need to charge them as often.

You never know when you need need batteries for your camera and other travel gadgets, so keeping a few spare ones on deck in the fridge is always a good idea. Just make sure you don’t forget them there when you check out of your hotel.

Buy a dummy wallet to confuse pickpockets

dummy wallet for pickpocket

Some cities are very well known for pickpockets. They usually operate in really busy streets or areas, or on trains and busses and all forms of public transport that have a large number of people squeezed together in a small space. Always be on the lookout for anyone entering your personal space.

Now, not many people will go through so much effort, but if you are planning on visiting a city or parts of a city known for lots of pickpocket activity, you may want to invest in this. Grab a cheap wallet at a store before you depart and leave it empty. You can then keep your actual wallet in a more secure pocket, or even strap it around your chest for extra safekeeping.

Waterproof your bag with a bin liner

This one is quite self-explanatory, really. Just gran a regular old bin liner and stuff it in your bag then place your items inside. You’ll probably be safe in rainy conditions and if you’re near the sea and being sprayed, but we wouldn’t recommend submerging your bin-lined bag in water completely, since you’re items within will probably still get soaked.

This tip may end up saving you thousands of dollars on electronic equipment, and also keep any documents safe, such as passports, tickets and itineraries.

Wear compression socks to make flights more comfy

This is not something that is very clear to your average traveler, but compression socks will ensure that your feel well less while flying, and will drastically improve your circulation. While drastic issues like DVT are unlikely, wearing compression socks can also help to prevent these. You can find out more about how circulation is impacted on flights and how you can avoid bad circulation here:

Mark your luggage as fragile at the airport

Even when it’s not! Yeah okay, it’s a lie but this will ensure that your bag doesn’t get messed up and break while in transit. When marked, your luggage is less likely to be treated poorly by airport staff anywhere in the world. A

wnyone who sees the label will ensure that they treat the bag with the utmost  care. You may have to wait a little bit longer for your luggage in certain cases, but that’s a small price to pay for ensuring your items are safely delivered in perfect condition.