Leaving home for extended periods of time to travel can be daunting. There’s the packing, the making sure you have all of the correct documents with you, the arranging transport – all to name but a few. Even the most experienced of travellers aren’t immune to bouts of travel stress. In this post, we’re detailing some of the most important things you should know if you travel often, in a bid to curb some of your nagging worries and uncertainties.

1. Back up important documents in electronic form.

When travelling, documents such as your passport, visa, travel insurance, driver’s license, medical records, airline tickets, and hotel reservation confirmations, to name but a few, are all extremely important. Whilst it’s always good to have a printed copy of these documents, you should always consider making electronic back-ups of each so that you know you always have them with you. Scan your documents and store them by emailing them to yourself, by keeping them in the cloud or by storing them on your portable device.

2. Pack smart.

Perhaps one of the most stressful aspects of travelling is packing, and if you’re hoping to travel often, you need to learn how to pack smart. First and foremost, you should invest in some lightweight luggage. Standard suitcases tend to have heavy frames that can account for a surprisingly large chunk of your weight allowance, even when totally empty. A lightweight suitcase, or perhaps even a backpack, allows you to save more of those precious kgs for your belongings. Additionally, if you’ve booked a hotel or apartment to stay in, take a look into what might be supplied for your stay. There’s no need to waste luggage space on things like towels and hairdryers if it’s going to be provided when you get there.

3. Apps, apps, apps.

When it comes to travelling, and travelling often, your phone – or perhaps more specifically, the apps you download – will become your saving grace. Thanks to the sheer variety of apps downloadable at your fingertips, travelling has never been easier. There are apps for literally everything, from language translators, to maps, and even apps that can store all of your travel details, such as your flight details, hotel bookings, and more.

4. Plan for the worst case scenario.

When planning a trip, no one likes to think about the worst case scenario – but things can and do happen, and you should prepare yourself for tricky situations. For example, backing up all of your important documents as mentioned previously will prevent the sheer panic that could ensue if your passport falls out of your carry-on bag, or if you misplace your boarding pass. Additionally, don’t forget to call your bank and make them aware of your travel plans. The last thing you want is to be stranded without access to your money.

5. Travel luggage-free with My Baggage.

It really goes without saying that travelling long-haul frequently can be nothing short of a nightmare when you have an abundance of luggage in tow. There’s the hauling of suitcases and heavy bags across such a long journey, not to mention the often extortionate excess baggage fees and waiting around at check-in desks and luggage carousels. Thankfully, My Baggage provides a welcomed alternative to airline baggage.

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