Life Hacks You Need To Know While Travelling

Today we are presenting you with a couple of life hacks you need to know before you backpack and set off for your preferred destinations,

1. Smaller the baggage, greater the fun

The purpose of a trip is to leave your heavy baggage behind and travel candidly. So, carry only the essentials.
• Instead of folding the clothes roll them, they would occupy lesser space and will provide more space for other items.
• Do not carry big bottles of requisite items for a small trip. Instead, transfer them into smaller bottles (especially oils, lotion or shampoo) and label them. The lesser the better! And you are good to go ;).

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2. Make checklists

What if, you realized you have forgotten the basic necessary items while travelling? You’re mood get spoiled, isn’t it?! So, make a checklist beforehand and you’ll see packing gets way too easy without forgetting anything. Because nothing is more frustrating than forgetting essentials.

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3. Carry a portable charger

An uncharged phone is the worst mood spoiler. Make sure to keep your phones/ laptops charged, whenever you’re near a source or in your hotel room. Don’t forget to carry a portable charger while travelling you never know when an emergency strikes! After all, an uncharged phone never captures the memories.

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4. Handling your documents

Documents like passports, original id’s and other papers are very precious and losing them may prove to be a headache for you. Therefore, keep the originals in a file and avoid misplacing them. Mail the scanned copy of all your documents to yourself beforehand as a backup.

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5. Use ATMs

Avoid carrying too much cash. Use cash machines to exchange currencies instead of money converters in order to avoid being charged extra fee. It’s always best to use credit and debit cards while travelling, as it is more convenient and safe than carrying lots of cash.

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6. Use your phone to socialize

Mobile phones are truly a companion when travelling solo, or with a partner and you just feel like partying and meet new people; Just search for local places on the internet and blend with the local people to peek into their lifestyle. Enjoy your trip!

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7. Book tickets beforehand

In order to ensure a fair price for your hotels and tickets, pre-book all your stays. Turn on “private browsing” on your browser to protect yourself from the high prices that some sites may offer you, just because you have visited them before.

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 8. Managing your small accessories

A female traveller understands the pain of bracing those little accessories. The best way to keep them arranged is in small boxes. • Tic- tac boxes are perfect to store your hairpins. It keeps them systematic and handy.
• If it’s a short trip, instead of carrying your makeup in original bottles, save space by transferring your base cream concealer, foundation into old contact lenses’ case.
• Your eyeglasses case is perfect to carry your accessories like watches, bracelets, and neck pieces.
• Ensuring that you don’t lose your earrings or a pair of it, use button holes to keep them together.

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9. Keep rechargeable batteries in the refrigerator 

It may sound crazy, but batteries retain about 90% of their power in lower temperatures. So to ensure your batteries remain sufficiently charged, keep them in the refrigerator of your hotel room.

10. Use the wi-fi

While travelling, checking phone becomes rare but at the same time it becomes important to keep your family and friends updated and the internet becomes crucial at that stage and spending on those costly data recharges is not worth. So, use free wi-fi wherever needed or just use the private wifi of some nearby restaurant or hotel. The private wifi can be used by digging the password online from FourSquare. Without worries, you can post your amazing travel pics and can stay connected with your family! Go there, where there is wi-fi!

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11. Don’t buy water at airports

Airport security is strict about carrying the liquids, be it an unopened bottle or an untampered seal… And buying water bottles from the airport will cost you more so, instead carry an empty bottle and refill it once you get past the security check.

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12. FRAGILE!

Mark your luggage as fragile and watch how it’s likely to be handled much more carefully than it would have been without the tag. Receiving your baggage first is another bonus.

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13. Offline google maps

Ensuring a constant wi-fi connection becomes impossible while exploring the city. The new google maps version allows you to save map areas and use them later even when you’re offline.

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7 Myths about Travelling

No matter which country you set foot in, you will be bombarded with a plethora of opinions, some good, some bad and some that sound so unreal that you want to pack your bags and flee home. But take from them what you can, and sometimes, when you least expect it, that tidbit of information will be your knight in shining armour. However, scattered among the useful advice are many long-suffering myths, which are still passing around today, just because they sound so believable. Continue reading “7 Myths about Travelling”

Top 7 Beautiful Islands in the World

Whatever you wish to indulge in: culture, adventure, cuisine or simply kicking back on a beach under the sun, at least one of these tropical beauties are sure to tick all the checkpoints in your list.

It’s time to redo your summer bucket list with these ideal destinations. From the majestic shores of the eastern United States to teeming jungles in Asia, these places are miracles on earth. These breath-taking places have one thing common: vast stretches of landscapes to explore in the mornings and a place by the seas to view the stars at night. Suffice to say, whatever your pleasure, you will find it there.

7. Crete, Greece

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Quite simply put, Crete has on display all that attracts travellers to Greece. While some parts of this islands may be filled with sun-seeking crowds and boat hopping tourists, much of its charm still remains unexplored. From rustic trails dotted with wildflowers or visiting the mythical birthplace of Zeus, one has plenty to be kept occupied for days.

6. Hvar, Croatia

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Widely known as the most glamorous destination of Croatia, this island celebrated 150 years of becoming a tourist’s paradise this year. This pinprick of an island is littered with swanky hotels, top restaurants with a side of a lively nightlife. Trail and swim running contests are held here yearly giving the athletes a chance to experience rocky peaks and lavender vineyards.

5. Yaeyama Islands, Japan

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