Despite its excitement, travelling can also be stressful. Planning, booking, packing, and doing it! Even the most frequent of travellers can find it stressful. Get some tips on how to make your next trip a smooth and relaxing experience with the 6 travel hacks you need in 2023 from My Baggage.

1. Off-load the bags and avoid airport chaos!

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 about, 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! 

2. The early bird catches the worm.

Get ahead of the crowd and book early, you’ll have much more choice and it generally saves you money. Have a huge weight lifted and enjoy the feeling of being prepared, allowing you to plan your time away down to the finest detail, and to get the travel funds built up!

3. Travel off-peak.

The date that you travel, in most cases, has a huge impact on the price you pay. Remember to factor in the month, or even day, that you’re planning to travel. Keep in mind the peak dates in your destination too, this is especially important if you’re on a budget, for example, July and August are key summer months for most of Europe, meaning they are usually the most expensive! So, why not consider travelling a month before or after, it could save you a fortune!

4. Compare all flying options.

Have you considered flying in-direct to your destination, or to an alternative airport close by? Yes, it can add time to your journey time due to flight connections, or transfers, but you could be surprised by how much money you save!

Top Tip: If you have a long flight connection, instead of waiting about why not consider booking a hotel for a night or two? It adds another destination to the list!

5. Travel through the airport like a VIP.

Avoid the hustle and bustle of airport departures and travel like a VIP. Consider booking an airport lounge in advance if you would like to have a quieter and more relaxing setting. Most lounges provide complimentary wifi and charging stations, as well as food and beverages, saving you from being stung by airport bar prices!

6. Combat jet lag before it even happens.

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!

Are you travelling soon? Get a quick quote from My Baggage today!

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