In this age of smart phones, smart watches, smart cars and smart… well, everything, it’s easy to forget the tried-and-true hacks of the past.
But, even though the solution to many of our travel-related stressors is just a couple taps away, there are a few travel hacks of the past that I (and you) should definitely start using.
After all, new isn’t always better.
5 Long-Forgotten Travel Hacks That Still Work:
1. Print your boarding pass.
Though most airlines now offer electronic boarding passes, it’s smart to print a physical copy.
Now, you may be asking, “Why?” Well, what if your phone glitches or dies while you’re standing in the TSA line? That would really suck.
2. Purchase travel insurance.
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. Excuse me, I don’t mean to yell — but purchase travel insurance!!!
You never know how much you need it until you’re a bad situation. Travel Insurance — depending on which package you choose — can protect you from lost luggage, unforeseen travel cancellations due to bad weather, medical-relate issues and more.
3. Exchange your money beforehand.
I know, I know — you can always use a card. But, a lot of the time, the exchange rate when in destination is not great. So, before heading out, get some cash in your destination’s currency.
Note: get the smallest denomination possible so you don’t have to worry about breaking large bills.
4. Get an anti-theft backpack.
Especially if you’re traveling to a country with a higher risk of pick-pocketing, one of these bags can be a lifesaver.
5. Consider using traveler’s checks.
You forgot these were a thing, didn’t you?
Even now, if you’re going abroad, traveler’s checks are the safest type of currency to carry around. If they get lost or stolen, they can be replaced within 24 hours — at no cost!
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