My 51 Best Tips to Make You The World’s Savviest Traveler

If you’ve ever felt like the world is too big, too confusing or just downright overwhelming to tackle on your own, then this blog post is for you.

I know what it feels like when it seems like there are so many things in front of us that we can't do anything about because they're just too big. It's not true though!

Finding ways to be more savvy and less overwhelmed by our lives is actually really easy with these 61 tips that will make you a savvier traveler and give you some peace of mind at home.

Read on if travel has been on your mind lately but maybe you don't have the time or money to take a break from life right now – this post is perfect for all types of travelers!


  1. Be prepared with a travel kit that includes necessities such as medications

Make sure to carry a travel kit with you when going on vacation. This will make it easy for you to stay healthy while away from home by including things like medicine and other items that are essential for your health.

Whether you're going for a week or two on vacation, or on a business trip, make sure to travel prepared. My travel kit always includes tons of medicine. I don't want to catch something while out on the road, so I'm prepared for anything!

It’s also a good idea to include emergency contact information into your travel kit.


  1. Keep your passport handy at all times – don't put it in a safe or locker

Don't leave your passport in a safe.

I don't want to sound like your mother, but you should keep it with you at all times because if it's stolen then that could cause problems when going through security or leaving the country.

Always keep your passport in a place you can easily access it in case you need to make an emergency exit.


  1. Update apps to your destination's currency to track your spending

You can track your spending more easily if you update the apps on your phone to the destination's currency. That way, it will be easier for you to check how much money you have left so that there are no surprises when it comes time to pay.

If you're traveling, it's a good idea to set your phone to the local currency so that all of your transactions are automatically labeled with their correct prices.

Fiddling around with exchange rates all the time is not worth it!


  1. Book flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to get the cheapest fares

The best time to book a flight is on Tuesday or Wednesday. That's because most people are looking for flights over the weekend, so you can find some great deals if you have patience!

I first learned this trick from my flight attendant friends – and I can now confirm it works amazingly well! I’ve saved thousands of dollars by simply following this one travel hack.


  1. Use Google Maps offline so you can still navigate even without a connection

If you're driving or walking between places and don't have a data connection, use Google Maps' offline mode. It'll still give you directions and useful information like the distance to your destination, what streets to take, and how long it'll take to get there.

You can also download a map of your places of interest ahead of time, and then you get to use it anywhere – even on things like subways!


  1. Carry a credit card from home country as well as one from destination country

If you are traveling to another country, it's always a good idea to bring your credit card from your home country with you. You don't want to rely on just one or two cards when travelling because that could be risky if one of them gets lost or stolen.

I always bring my credit card from home, as well as one from the place I'm going or alternatively an international card such as Revolut. In case anything happens, I always have a way to get money and communicate with people at home.

These remaining tips will help you make the journey easier

  1. Always check for deals and discounts before booking your trip.

  2. Create a budget and stick to it.

  3. Pack light to avoid extra baggage fees.

  4. Research the destination before you go to know what to expect.

  5. Book your flights and hotels in advance to get the best rates.

  6. Use a credit card that rewards you for travel expenses.

  7. Don't be afraid to negotiate with hotels and car rental companies for better prices.

  8. Use a travel agent to help plan your trip.

  9. Invest in a good luggage and travel accessories.

  10. Learn a few key phrases in the local language.

  11. Take advantage of loyalty programs for hotels and airlines.

  12. Use a travel rewards program to earn points or miles for future trips.

  13. Use a travel app to keep track of your itinerary and flight information.

  14. Take out travel insurance to protect yourself against unexpected events.

  15. Use a money belt or hidden pocket to keep your valuables safe.

  16. Bring a reusable water bottle and refill it as needed.

  17. Use a portable charger to keep your devices charged on the go.

  18. Use a VPN to protect your personal information and access blocked websites.

  19. Use a translator app to communicate with locals.

  20. Bring a small first-aid kit with essentials such as painkillers, band-aids, and antiseptic cream.

  21. Use a travel rewards credit card to earn points or miles for future trips.

  22. Use a map or GPS to navigate unfamiliar places.

  23. Use a currency converter app to stay on top of exchange rates.

  24. Use a travel adapter to charge your devices in different countries.

  25. Use a travel pillow to sleep comfortably on long flights.

  26. Use a water filter or purification tablets to ensure safe drinking water.

  27. Use a reusable shopping bag to reduce waste.

  28. Use a travel-sized laundry detergent to wash clothes on the go.

  29. Use a microfiber towel to save space and dry quickly.

  30. Use a portable steamer to remove wrinkles from clothes.

  31. Use a packing cube to organize your clothes and items.

  32. Use a travel-sized toiletries bag to keep your toiletries organized.

  33. Use a travel-sized shampoo and conditioner to save space.

  34. Use a travel-sized sunscreen to protect your skin.

  35. Use a travel-sized mosquito repellent to protect against insect bites.

  36. Use a travel-sized hand sanitizer to keep your hands clean.

  37. Use a travel-sized deodorant to keep fresh.

  38. Use a travel-sized toothpaste and toothbrush to save space.

  39. Use a travel-sized razor to keep your legs smooth.

  40. Use a travel-sized hairbrush to keep your hair looking good.

  41. Use a travel-sized mirror to keep you looking your best.

  42. Use a travel-sized hair dryer to dry your hair on the go.

  43. Use a travel-sized straightener or curling iron to style your hair.

  44. Use a travel-sized make-up bag to keep your make-up organized.

  45. Use a travel-sized nail clipper and file to keep your nails looking good.


What are your own best travel hacks?

Traveling can be a stressful and terrifying experience, but it doesn’t have to be.

By following these simple tips, you will always know what to expect, where your passport is at all times, how much money you're spending on flights and accommodations (and when), and most importantly, that you are ready in case of emergency.

What are some of your own best traveling hacks? Share them with us below!