Travelling can be stressful, even at the best of times. From the planning, to the booking, to the packing, to the travel itself, through it all, even the most frequent of travellers among us aren’t even immune to bouts of travel stress. But what if we told you that we know a few handy travel hacks that could make your next trip a little less turbulent?

1. Travel luggage-free.

Carrying heavy bags and suitcases with you on a long-haul journey can be exhausting in and of itself. There’s the waiting in line at the check-in desk, and the waiting around for your bags at the luggage carousels… but what if you could avoid all of that, and travel completely luggage-free, but still have all of your stuff waiting for you upon arrival at your destination? My Baggage can help you. We provide a convenient service for you to send your luggage ahead to your destination, whether you’re travelling for leisure or for work. No more worrying about carrying heavy bags or unexpected excess baggage fees. If you are going on a ski or golf holiday then we’ve got you covered as well with our ski, golf and cycling gear forwarding services.

2. Travel off-peak and off-season.

If you’re travelling on a budget, it’s important to keep in mind that the time of year will always have an effect on the price of your trip. For example, summer excursions to warmer countries can be rather costly, instead, travelling in early spring or even during the winter could help you to make significant savings on your holiday. Even the day of the week or flight time can make a huge difference in the overall cost of your getaway. Take your time and compare costs of flying on a weekday versus the weekend, as you could really save.

3. Save your pennies by flying indirectly.

Did you know? Flying indirectly with a short stopover can actually help you to save large sums of money on your flights and, oftentimes, it doesn’t even add much more to your overall journey time. If you’re happy to take a connecting flight to save your pennies, you’ll have more money to fork out for perhaps a more luxurious hotel at your destination, or the money you save could simply go towards your spending money.

4. Pack smarter.

If you hope to avoid having to cough up for excess baggage fees at the airport check-in desk, all you have to do is pack smarter. And no, we don’t mean pack lighter. You can still pack all of the personal belongings you hope to bring with you, without making any sacrifices. Swap your heavy suitcase for a lightweight one, leaving more precious kilos for your belongings. As well, roll your clothes instead of folding to maximise luggage space.

5. Book as early as possible.

We all know that the earlier you book a trip, the more you’ll save. It’s certainly no secret. But have you ever considered how much better you’ll feel if you book as early as possible? The feeling of having everything booked before a trip takes a huge weight off your shoulders, without the nagging feeling of still needing to book a hotel or transfers.

6. Combat jet lag before it even happens.

If you’re travelling long-haul, one thing you need to take into consideration is jet lag. Failing to make the necessary preparations for your inevitable bout of jet lag can really set the tone for the rest of your trip. When you arrive you’ll be tired, groggy and disorientated, and it could last from just a few hours to a few days. With that in mind, try to combat it before it even happens. In the 24 hours before and after your flight, get a good amount of sleep during reasonable hours. As well, be sure to drink enough water!

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