Written by Michael

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Travelling is undoubtedly extremely exciting and very rewarding, but it can be a bit of a nightmare at times too. Planning, packing, navigating your way through international airports – they can all cause you a major headache at times. The goods news is I’ve put together some Seasoned Traveller approved travel tips to make your next adventure a bit easier:

Book a Business Hotel

If you’re looking for the best hotel deals, it’s often a good idea to narrow your search to business hotels, especially if you’re travelling at the weekend because lots of business hotels tend to be quieter then, and rooms are not only more affordable, but there’s a good chance you’ll get a better one too.

Buy Tickets Online

If you’re travelling to a place like Paris, which has a lot of very popular attractions, it’s always a good idea to book your tickets online before you get there. That way, you won’t have to wait in line with the dozens of other tourists who had the same idea to see the Louvre as you.  

Use Flightfox to Cut Your Costs

Flightfox is a great website which can help you to significantly cut the cost of your flights. It works so well because it enables various experts to fight it out trying to get you the best deals out there. They will do all of the fare hunting, so you don’t have to.

Save Your Air Miles

If you’ve collected air miles, it can be tempting to use them on the very next flight you take, but you’ll get more bang for your buck, so to speak, by saving them up for those big long-haul flights to exotic destinations like Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Ask for an Upgrade

When you get to the airport, it’s always worth asking the counter staff if you can purchase an upgrade. Quite often, there will be premium seats available, quite often, they’ll be offered to you at a significant discount.

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Roll Your Luggage

When you’re packing your suitcase, if you want to maximise the amount of stuff you can fit in, roll your clothing instead of folding it. They’ll take up far less space, and they’re much less likely to get creased or wrinkled so you won’t have to worry about ironing, which has to be the last thing you ever want to do on holiday.

Eat at Packed Places

Wherever you are in the world, it is universally true that the best places to eat are the places that are packed with locals all the time. So follow the crowd, and you’ll always end up in food heaven.

Dress Light for the Airport

When you’re heading to the airport, try to dress as lightly as you can, avoiding layers if possible. This will make getting through the scanners a bit quicker than it might be if you have to spend an age taking things off.

Are you a seasoned traveller? Do you have any tried and tested tips to make travelling even better?

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24 thoughts on “Top Seasoned Traveller Approved Tips and Tricks.

  1. Hi Michael,
    nice to meet you, i do manage a similar profile but i mostly do trekking and hiking. You tips are amazing and inspiring to make something excited.

  2. Good advice although I’m always FREEZING on the plane so I tend to need sweaters and socks. I also wear the heaviest shoes to keep the weight out of my case.

  3. These are helpful tips. I’ll have to give Flightfox a try as I hate shopping around! I like to pack as lightly as possible and for the ladies, I find sundresses to be the best. So lightweight, just roll them up and have more room for travel shopping.

        1. I’m the same way. I insist on having actual books. Depending on the trip I pack one or two of them. It’s a struggle to choose but I love the feel of holding it.

  4. Great tips! One tip I would add would be take less clothing and have it cleaned. We found a local family in Panama who washed 3 bags of clothing for $5! We inquired at the hotel we stayed at before we arrived.

  5. Some great tips! I always find keeping some essentials in my hand luggage, especially some cream roll on anti-antiperspirant for those sweaty moments. Also, instead of taking your standard liquid shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, I always buy them in solid bar form: saves a lot of space and weight 🙂

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