Travelling abroad can be an exciting and stressful experience. From the planning and booking stage, through to packing and then travelling, even the most frequent traveller can find it stressful.

Here are the Travel Hacks from My Baggage that you need in 2024 to help make your journey a smoother one.

Compare all options

When travelling there are countless options available, but it’s important to compare your travel and accommodation options to ensure you get something that is suitable for you, and the best value for money.

Compare flight departure times and consider flying in-direct. Yes, this may add more time to your journey, however the savings will surprise you. 

Top Tip: If you’re booking a flight with a long connection, consider breaking your trip up and spending a night or two at your destination – if you’re able to do this! It’s a great way to add another destination to explore, plus it’ll break your journey up.

Book Early

Booking your travel arrangements in advance gives you a better range of options, often saving you money in the process. While occasionally there may be some great last-minute deals, not booking early can be risky. Plus, think of the extra time you’ll have to plan and save! Don’t forget to arrange adequate travel insurance from the moment you book your trip.

Top Tip: Join your travel provider’s mailing list, or set up price alerts on platforms such as SkyScanner. This way, you’ll be the first to hear about new prices or deals

Book an Airport Lounge

Looking for a more relaxing experience while escaping the chaos of the airport terminal? Consider booking an airport lounge. Enjoy complimentary WiFi, charging stations, food and beverage options, and avoid expensive bar prices. Keep in mind that airport lounges may have different offerings depending on the airport or country. It’s best to pre-book, since there is no guarantee that there will be space available if you pay upon arrival.

Have everything at your Fingertips

It’s always a good idea to have a backup of your important travel documents, hotel reservations and boarding passes that can be easily accessed. In addition, many airlines offer a downloadable app that allows you to check in online, keep track of your flight status, and obtain information on boarding gates and customer support in case of any delays.

Top Tip: Install apps like Uber on your device in advance. This way, you’ll have access to transportation at your fingertips when you need it most, especially when arriving at your destination. Plus, setting up your credit/debit card details in the app beforehand can be a lifesaver in case you lose or misplace your wallet/purse.

Get ahead of Jetlag

Travelling longhaul? You’ll have heard of the big red flag, “jetlag!”. It can set the mood for your entire trip if you fail to make the necessary preparations for your inevitable bout of jetlag. You’ll feel tired, groggy, and disoriented when you first arrive, and it could last for a few hours or days. Therefore, try to prevent it from happening in the first place. Get plenty of sleep during reasonable hours in the 24 hours before and after your flight. Drink plenty of water as well!

Lastly, you want to ensure you enjoy your travels with the peace of mind that your home is safe. It’s a good idea to take some home protection precautions such as investing in a good camera, having friends or family doing some house sitting, and taking measures to ensure your house doesn’t look unoccupied. This can help keep your home secure while you’re away and avoid break-ins!

Travel Light with My Baggage

It’s a great feeling when you check in your bags at the airport, walk toward security, and feel lighter than when you arrived! The holiday usually begins at this point for most people. Imagine that feeling, but before you even leave your house. That’s right, you could just arrive at the airport and fly through when you ship your luggage with My Baggage, you’ll not need to worry about heavy luggage, excessive charges, or the airport baggage chaos. Plus, when you land at your destination, there’s no waiting around, just head for the exit. It doesn’t matter if you’re heading out on a golf or biking trip or need boxes shipped abroad, My Baggage has all angles covered.

Top Tip: Pack smarter, not lighter! Try changing your heavy-weight suitcase for a lighter one, saving you some precious kilos. Also, try rolling your clothes instead of folding them, you’ll be able to pack more in!

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