Travel to Europe (What NOT to Forget to Pack)

When you Travel to Europe here is what not to forget to pack.  When we traveled to Europe – specifically Munich, Berlin, Belgium, Normandy, and Paris I forgot to pack some essentials. This video will help you know what not to forget when you travel to Europe.

Do not forget to pack a converter kit.  This kit has adapters for the plugs around the world.  You can just take the ones for Europe.  We had enough for my husband and myself as well as one for our son.  The kit also comes with a converter.  This must say  dual wattage I don’t know why.  It’s for anything with a heating element…for me it was a curling iron or an iron.  Ours is from almost 20 years ago so it is worth the money. travel-adapter-kit

I forgot to pack Peanut butter crackers for that first morning when you are wide awake at 4 am and hungry.  I also forgot an eye glasses cleaning cloth for my reading glasses. Rain, sprinkle, putting them in and out of my crossbody bag.

No-Sugar sugar packets like Equal if that is an essential for you as a diabetic or healthy drinker.

headphones-for-airplaneDo not forget to pack headphone jacks for your phone but also for the airplane’s onboard entertainment system.  On our flight, it was the old end.  So I packed my nice Apple headphones with that flat jack, but I also packed my old ones.  But I brought them in case I needed them (but I cannot stand them).  Most airlines will give you headphones but just in case…

Pack mix and match tops and bottoms if you are trying to save space. When we visited Europe it was during the winter so I packed thin layers…long sleeve tops and a short sleeve top that could be worn under sweaters if I got hot.

Eye drops-so dry on way home

Make up remover wipes instead of the liquid.  I cut my Mary Kay ones in half, and they take off every bit of makeup.power-bank-phone-charger

And you may need a power bank charger to re-charge your phone across the pond.  I highly recommend this type that has enough umph to charge your phone twice.

Basic makeup, small deodorant, my own shampoo. You do not have to use yours every time, but using hotel shampoo for 10 days would not be good for dry scalp.

Hoodie for plane if i get cold and one day if just want to wear a tee and tie a hoodie around my waist-I did this on my last day of touring in Paris

Do not forget to pack tissues when you travel to Europe. If you are in a hotel, they will have them but most likely not in an Airbnb for example. With the different air quality and air conditioning in subways, etc, you will probably need kleenex.

If traveling on your own in Europe, not with a bus tour company, make sure ur suitcase has really really good wheels…cobblestone roads, walking for blocks and blocks, going off curbs and down n up subway steps.

By the way, my name is Laurie; thank you for watching my videos.  I’m a Houston pilot wife helping you travel the globe without a worry in the world. 

Do not forget to pack an empty water bottle or save a couple as you travel.  You can fill one up in the morning before touring.

We forgot to pack Purell-subway handrails, doors, elevator buttons, etc

Shoes that can get wet-summer maybe canvas shoes or sneakers without the mesh. And flip flops or sandals.  I wore these mocs and saw none this color. shoes-moccasinsThese are almost 20 years old, but they were awesome when it rained.  I took booties and Mizuno tennis shoes for comfort.

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Do not forget to pack comfy shoes-I saw those bright sneakers, lots of black sneakers, regular tennis shoes, Vans, tons of booties if ur going during winter Fall or Spring seasons. And these people did not look like Americans. My husband bought these travel shoes and never got blisters the whole flight. They are true to size and can get wet if it rains.men-shoes-europe-can-get-wet

Crossbody-I don’t have a link for mine but I liked that it could get wet and was big enough for a bottle of water, wallet, and reading or sunglasses.

Short sleeved shirt when u get home and connecting to another airplane to get home in case ur weather back home is warm.  When we traveled to Europe it was winter and I got so hot in Subway with all those layers

I forgot to pack my Slip on shoes for flight. It’s so nice to take off your shoes and walk to the bathroom in shoes you don’t have to bend down and tie or hunt for in the dark. They turn off the lights during these flights to Europe.

Police house service may be in your area where they check on your house while you are away.

Tons of lotion-very dry because using their hotel soaps and airplane soap. I used this on the last day. I would use hotel lotion on my legs and this diabetic thick lotion on my arms and hands. Love this stuff-found travel size in Walmart on the lotion aisle not on the travel aisle.

disc-containers-for-lotionThis cylinder container is great for saving space and for thick liquids like Vaseline too.

Get euros when u can – pay in euro cash for an excursion-ours for 4 was almost $500 euros so hubby started 2 days before getting lots o cash at a time instead of one large amount-they cap your withdrawal amount and may think fraud. Walked forever trying to find an atm that still had money in it on a Sunday night in Berlin.

I like taking things I can get rid of. I packed a toothpaste tube that was almost gone so I could just toss it and not worry about repacking it in my liquids bag. It’s just a relief not having to pack all your travel essentials for Europe on your last day because you are not in the mood.

Do not forget to pack in compression bags that do not need a vacuum or cubes. They’re great for saving space! The compression bag sucks in as soon as you start rolling the bag.

The #1 thing we forgot is that our Airbnb had a washing machine. If you will travel on a long trip, stay in an Airbnb that has washer for two nights so u can wash and hang dry ur clothes midway through the trip-you do not have to pack as many clothes if you know you can do laundry for even just your top.

Here are some other videos you may find helpful:

35 Travel Essentials

Travel Abroad Safety Tips

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35 Travel Essentials (What You Can Bring)

When I travel, there are 35 essentials that I pack in my bags.  These must-have travel items should be on every packing list.  I pack these 35 essentials for every trip so that I do not forget important travel items.  Airport security will allow these essentials in your carryon bag.  Several subscribers asked me to make a video about what you SHOULD take when you travel.  I have an older video about 29 items you cannot take through security.

My name is Laurie and I want to thank you for visiting my Travel Tips Channel.  These are only travel essentials from my perspective that will hopefully help you when you pack.

The #1 travel essential for me is my power bank.  I have just ordered a stronger one because we’re going to Europe, and I’m scared my phone will go dead. It can give my phone 2 full charges and is not too much larger than my first one.

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Left=one charge; Right=two charges for my phone

This black one will give my phone a full charge.  But sometimes my phone goes low on battery so fast on the airplane.  I like the look of this white power bank, and I think it is easy to pack even though it gives me twice the charge for my phone

Remember that these are my essentials; I do pack other items, but this post is geared toward travel essentials.

I pack these Apple headphones iphone-headphonesfor the airplane and I pack them in a container.

I used to take over the ear, they broke, then I ordered Skullcandy ones and cannot stand them because they fell out every time I moved.  But these headphones have the same feel as my son’s air pods…very secure in my ear. Some airplanes have entertainment on the plane and sometimes they do not have the free headphones they used to pass out.

Another travel essential is my own deodorant, not the wipes.  Although you save space, they do not work for me.

A travel essential for us is every airline’s app onto our phone.  Some show you where the plane is coming from, what gate it is departing from, how full the airplane is…helpful info.

We pack one dollar bills for shuttle tips for drivers or someone who helps with my suitcase. 

My essential is to pack my usual moisturizer; when I am away from my doctor is not when I want to try a new skin care product.

When I travel to a foreign country I make sure to have my credit card phone numbers listed on a piece of paper or in my phone in case I need to call them for a pickpocketing situation.  I have a 9 Safety Travel Tips video I will link up here or below in the description box.  While you’re down there, hit the bell beside the Subscribe button.

For makeup essentials only, I pack my own foundation and a light eyeshadow with at least one accent color, my eyeliner and mascara. I sometimes take a lot more makeup than these essentials; you can watch that video as well.

pack-shampoo-travel-essentialI pack my own shampoo. Some travelers save space by just waiting until they get to a hotel to use their travel size shampoo. I have to use my own shampoo because my scalp is sensitive.

I also pack a hoodie in my backpack, but one you may prefer is a scarf.  I pack polarized sunglasses because – midlife eye health.

I have learned to not forget to pack a nail file when I travel.  Do you have a case for your nail file? pack-fingernail-file

I just bought one on Amazon and I love it.  Look at the sleek design.  My husband laughed out loud when I told him I wanted a case for mine because it scrapes my hand when I’m reaching for something in my bag or purse. nail-file-container

Another travel essential is a screenshot of my ticket to get through security and onto the airplane.  It’s faster than trying to pull up the email to me or even getting it off of the app.

I love taking a phone prop since I do not use popsockets anymore. phone-prop

I pack a crossbody bag or purse especially if my husband isn’t going to be there because I will need the keys and my reading glasses case needs to be able to fit in there. Also when we go to Europe, they need to be off of me because I will most likely be wearing a down jacket, bulky scarf and a hat.

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It ain’t pretty, but it holds alot!

I always pack Equal packets.  I can tell the difference between that and Sweet n Low.

Let me know your travel essential below in the comments section.  For more toiletries, you can watch my video about packing toiletries.

I always, almost always pack a pen.  One time I needed it and didn’t have it or my journal…I always pack a journal.  It’s more enjoyable than typing something in my notes section of my phone.

An essential I have used for years is my thick Gold Bond Diabetic Lotion.pack-lotion

I pack it in these essential containers. travel-container-for-lotion-and-vaseline  I usually pack one filled with vaseline too.

I always pack my ID and insurance card.

Another essential is my vitamins and supplements, and I was just gifted this pill travel case with a very sleek and professional design. travel-pill-case-organizer

You can use a 20% discount  if you use code TRAVELTIPS20.

Very professional looking!

One of my most needed travel essentials is an extra pair of socks to wear around the hotel room or the house we will vacation in.

I always pack kleenex.

A smart travel essential is to take worn in shoes – not new shoes because blisters.  Just ask my brother who wore new sneakers to walk around DC all day when he visited us.

One of my favorite travel essentials is to pack outfit pieces that can mix and match. outfit-pieces-mix-and-match

My husband is a pilot, and he has a lot of charging cords and plugs and etc.  He and I both take a container for our charging cords.  Mine is a cute bag.  But let me show you what we found to travel with. cord-winding-organizers

There are these cord winding things which are my favorite.  The large is for your laptop long cord or iPhone.  A hack is to wrap your cord around a business card or a cut-in-half note card. larger-cord-organizers-recoil

I bought these (they come in different sizes), but we use the smallest recoil cord winder for just the phone.  One end goes into my phone, and the other goes into the block plug.  We found that we do NOT utilize the recoil thing but a pro is that we do not have to re-wind the cord with every use and every time we pack it away.  We just pull them out a little bit.  We store the blocks that plug into the wall separately.  I have used this hard shell container a few times, and I only need this if I’m taking my laptop; I do not take it as often because it’s a hard shell case. travel-tech-cord-organizer-hard-shell

I find that I can fit these pouches more easily than a hard shell cord organizer that is this large.

I hope these 35 travel essentials will help you when you make your packing list.  These are all allowed on the plane and through carryon security.

Other videos you may like:

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9 Travel Outfit Ideas: Wear This NOT That

Today I will share NINE travel outfit ideas for the airplane.  I am going to help you know what to wear and what not to wear when you travel.  How you dress in an airplane will help you be more comfortable in your outfit.  You will worry less about stains, you will be at ease when you are sitting and bending over, and you will not be self conscious about what you are wearing.  Let’s POP into this video.

The #1 travel outfit idea is to wear one with a Cardigan Not a Poncho – Cardigans add dimension to your travel outfit, they add layering if you get cold, they add length to your body, cardigans can mix and match with your travel outfits while on vacation, cardigans with pockets give you added function in an airport, like a place to store your phone when you have to pay for a coffee. Cardigans can be light weight or heavy for warmth.  Ponchos collapse under the arms if you use a backpack, and they got caught on things like when i sit on the airplane and reach forward to the seat back pocket, my arms cannot extend all the way.  Ponchos are a bit less mobile for a travel outfit item.

The #2 travel outfit idea is one that has a Shell Top Not a Tank Top – Shell tops are usually flattering on more women than tank tops.  Most women I know are not comfortable only wearing a tank top.  When you wear a shell top on the airplane you do not have to worry with bra strap showing, no worries about too much cleavage if the person sitting beside you is taller and can see down your cleavage.

Y’all must watch the video for the pictures and true pictures!  It’ll help give you a true visual.

I would pack several shell tops in my suitcase because they usually have patterns meaning many outfits you can mixed and matched. Shells are blousy and will disguise all you ate on vacation, and you can dress them up with nice pants or down with shorts or jeans.

Another Outfit Item to Wear on an Airplane is Gray Denim Not White Jeans. Gray denim still goes with most every color, can be mixed and matched.  You cannot see through this color; stains are less noticeable.   And you do not have to bring only off white undies.  Or do you plan which undies to wear each day of work or vacation?

The fourth thing to wear on an airplane is a Regular T-shirt Not a T-shirt With Ruffles – A good t-shirt is a foundational piece for your travel outfit. You do not have to iron most t-shirts after being packed in the carryon suitcase during the flight; by the way, if you have not tried this Downy Wrinkle Releaser, it does work if you do not have an iron.  Most hotels have one so I haven’t made a big deal about this.

1. Ruffles get bent forward sometimes and cannot be ironed back.  2. If I’m throwing on a cardigan on the airplane, I do not want to take the extra time to fit the ruffles down into the sleeves.  They bug me like crazy if the ruffles are not in perfect form and shape.

The #5 travel outfit piece is a Plaid Shirt Not Solid Blouse – Plaid adds glad to any travel outfit, plaid has a vacation vibe to it…especially gingham paired with pink. Wrinkles do not show as easily as they do on a solid, just personal preference.  My navy gingham is very wrinkled, but you can hardly tell. These plaid tops drape your body and are great for layering.  I prefer these brands.  They’re not hot or sticky or clingy!  You can tuck plaid in for a put together look without being high maintenance.  And when you do tuck them in, there is enough fabric to blouse them out.

The sixth travel outfit piece is to wear Joggers Not Leggings-you can half tuck shirts into joggers, you can wear with sneakers or sandals or loafer type shoes, you can dress up like my friend Laurie did and dress down.  These types are super drapey; do you think it almost looks like a jumpsuit?  Monochromatic is a great way to wear them.  Some joggers are neutral army green so goes especially well with black and whites, you can add accessories, you cannot see your panty line with joggers and your fine china isn’t on display for men.  I was at the doc, and the older lady in front of my had such cute leggings on with a t-shirt, but the back of the t-shirt had ridden up on her, and you could totally see through to her cheeks.  Since I have a 13 year old boy, I notice all these gals who wear leggings with a short t-shirt revealing a little too much.

#7 on our travel outfit list is to take a Backpack Not a Large Handbag – If you have seen any of my travel videos, you know I use a backpack because 1, you are hands-free.  And 2, you can fit so many items in a backpack.

#8 is to wear Zip Up Boots Not Pull-On Boots – You have to stand to take off your shoes, and it takes much less time to get through airport security if you can unzip your boots to put them in the security shoe bin.  If your boots are a little tight, unzip them a couple of inches for the flight.

The number 9 travel outfit idea is to wear a Tunic Not a Dress – Tunics can be worn with leggings or jeans, you can bend over to take your shoes off in security in a tunic and not worry about underwear showing, you can lift your carryon suitcase up above you into the overhead without your said underwear showing, your tunic will not brush the floor of the onboard lavatory like a dress will, and you can hide all that overeating you did on vacation.

Which outfit piece would you instead of your normal outfit on an airplane?

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7 of the Best Tips to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Flying in an Airplane

In my LauriePOP Ideas video we are going to help you conquer your fear of flying today by giving you the BEST tips.  If you are scared to fly, we can help you not be as anxious on your next airplane ride.

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I eat the whole time we have turbulence.

Many of my friends, including myself get worried when there is turbulence.  Most people are worried a mechanical problem will arise while in the air.  One of my friends has a fear of the plane crashing and her children being motherless.  So while an airplane is in flight, a lot of passengers are freaking out on the inside. My friend Shannon is afraid of not being able to escape-like no way to leave.  She has a fear of heights.  I cannot see the bumps.  I don’t know what turbulence means, I equate being careful with slowing down my car so that I don’t hydroplane.  Airplanes just seem to keep going fast or even faster when there is turbulence.  I think sometimes that the plane will snap in two or that the wings will just pop off.  As irrational as flying fears sound, they are real phobias.  Many passengers do not like being in control.  According to Wikipedia, the fear of flying in an airplane is aviophobia.

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Tip: Gum helps you get out your anxiety while flying.

Our fears propel us into a nosedive of irrational thoughts.  When we lift off of our normal routine, especially when we don’t know the things we SHOULD BE controlling (like I don’t know what a pilot checks or what he missed), it can mean a bumpy ride for our emotions.

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Read a book or magazine so your hands have something to grip.

When we travel, we want to have fun and be relaxed, usually because we’re headed to a vacation spot.  Ya know the saying that ‘Knowledge is Power?’  Knowing what a pilot checks on an airplane may help calm some of your fears of flying. Today we will hear tips from a pilot here in Houston.  These are some of the best tips to overcome your fear of flying based on his training and background knowledge.  I hope these tips help you!

Other LauriePOP Videos You May Like:

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What’s Under My Airplane Seat

Any other fears you have while flying?

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7 Tips for Your 1st Time Flying

If this is your first flight, you will be very relieved after hearing these seven tips to get you through the airport.  Some passengers have never flown before.  I’m a former teacher AND I’m married to an airline employee, so I have 7 practical tips to help flying in an airplane for the first time be easy!  Some people who do not travel very often can also benefit from these airport tips.  I will get you to the airport, walk you through the security line and get you to your plane on time!

When traveling on an airline, there are TSA packing guidelines, airport tips and airplane tips.  I highly recommend visiting www.TSA.gov for actual rules and guidelines.  They even have their own YouTube channel like myself with very specific questions.  Knowing the 3-1-1 liquids rule when flying will set you up to go through security.  Each container has to be 3.4 oz or less.  So, you cannot bring a 20 oz bottle with two tablespoons of shampoo in it.  They will discard that liquid.  You also have to use a quart size zipping bag.  Anyway, in the top right corner of the main page on TSA.gov you will see What Can I Bring Through Security in my carryon bag for the airplane?  The list of approved liquids for carryon as well as your checked luggage, is alphabetized.  I stopped at the Ns and I was on the 28th page of this liquids list.  What’s crazy is that they have probably seen these items in carry on bags and had to add them to this list.  I have been on probably more than one hundred flights, and I will still forget to take off my belt or I have left a half empty water bottle in my backpack by accident.  I recently found the MyTSA app and can recommend it.

Helpful Tip #2 for flying for the first time: When you arrive at the airport, arrive 2 hours before your flight.  There are lines in ticketing, and there can be huge lines in security.  TSA sometimes has only one agent checking IDs and tix.  I think, “I might have to wait in the ticketing line 30 minutes, and I may have to wait in security line 45 minutes.  Then I want to get a snack and magazine.  That is about 2 hours before my flight boards.”

Helpful Tip #3  if you have never flown before: Airlines have boarding times for you to board the plane.  They stop boarding about 15-20 minutes before the plane will leave.

Have your confirmation number in your hand, your suitcase and your carryon handbag or backpack or duffel or purse.  You do not walk up to the ticket counter in the airport and then look for your confirmation number and ID.  A prepared traveler is going to have those documents ready to pull out so that no one has to wait.  Please know that I’m speaking to you as an adult, but I have to say don’t sometimes.

So now you know what the rules are, let’s learn some frequent traveler tips to go through security.  There are TSA checkpoints in the airport security line.  Before you can even enter the security line, you will have to have your boarding pass out so they know you have a real ticket.  Do not be in a hurry.  Rushing only will stress you out and you will forget important steps.  You are calm cool and prepared because you watched an awesome YouTube video about how to go through the airport the first time.  You will never see the agents or the passengers again.  Now get out Have your shoes ready to take off.  While standing in line, untie them or unzip your boots.  When you get to the actual TSA agent, you will have to show your ID AND your board pass or ticket.  Know ahead of time where you will put those because you are DONE with your documents.  Just put them somewhere quick until you get through security.  I put mine in the zipped pocket of my backpack.  Sometimes I throw them in the outside pocket of my suitcase.  I like to leave it unzipped sometimes so I can throw my liquids bag and documents in there until I have a second to get organized.

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TSA.Gov states that you can bring any sized stick deodorant because it’s not a liquid.  But gel and aerosol deodorant needs to be no larger than 3.4 ounces.

In checked bags, larger liquids can go in your suitcase.  They actually say you don’t have to worry about the liquids rule if you store liquids in checked luggage.  But remember that they may leak in the belly of the airplane.

Safety razors are not permitted, but disposable razors are allowed, even the extra blades can be in your carryon bag.

Baby formula, breast milk, prescription medicine, baby food and JUICE – it says it in their 3-1-1 page – are all allowed on your person.  And it does not have to fit in a quart bag.

My YouTube above is even more thorough so check out the rest of the tips there.  Where are you going this summer?

If you are a nervous flyer, my interview with a pilot may help you overcome your fear of flying. pilot advice fear to fly

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23 Travel Hacks (My Tips and Tricks)

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Here are 23 travel hacks for your next vacation.  My tips will help you when packing in your carryon suitcase, and my tricks are some you can use while on the actual airplane.  We fly often, so some of these travel hacks have become a way of life so much that I didn’t realize they were a hack.  Hopefully these 23 travel hacks will be ones you have not seen before. 

My YouTube above goes into much more detail, with pictures and videos of these helpful hints.

If deodorant breaks off into pieces-pile them on couple pieces of toilet paper and wipe onto arm.

Separate purse items into smaller slim/skinny containers: one for visa cards and cash, one for headphones, one for chapsticks/lipsticks, one for glasses, one for band-aids, one for advil, tylenol, vitamins, small earrings, etc.  You get the picture; I’m not saying to have 10 little bags inside your backpack…just separate items as you think of it.

Cross your purse through your leg and hold it between your feet especially if you are going to Barcelona and want to avoid pickpocketers.

Store liquids horizontally in liquids bag to 

Roll your clothes instead of throwing them in or folding them; i compare rolling vs packing in travel cubes if you click here

If you forgot the plug to charge your phone, you can use the cord pushed into your hotel TV usb thing to charge it. But I just bring my power bank.

Or you can just buy a power bank.  These usually give you a full charge of your phone’s battery.  I use these on flights longer than 2 hours b/c if I’m using my phone to watch the airplane’s entertainment system, my battery drains super fast.

If you forgot your phone prop up device or if you POPsocket popped right off like mine did, unfold a magazine and you can prop it.  I think it works best if you have a rubbery case; this is a slim case and is kind of slippery. 

Or you can use a cheap pair of sunglasses upside down to prop your phone on.

You can also put your bag in a new ziplock bag and poke it through the seat tray table’s hook-but i do not prefer that method for blurry reasons.airplane-seat-tray-table-hook

I suggest using google maps off line in a remote location. Type in the address you want to visit in the actual Google Maps while you’re connected to the internet.

Get cash from ATM not the airport, etc.  Better rates; and store cash in different locales.

Bring a hair clip or bulldog clip to hold curtains together. hotel-curtains-clips-hold-together

Bring an empty water bottle because now water fountains have the water bottle filler upper.

My favorite one is to take a picture of your passport and insurance and DL and email them to someone so that if you need to find them.  You won’t have to find a printable, you can just pull it up via your email.

Wear 2 socks to the airport-the outer layer being very old.  Once you’ve gone through security with your socks off, trash the outer pair.  A subscriber gave me this idea.

Wear heaviest shoes on the plane so you have more space in your suitcase.

Another travel hack is to store cleanser or vaseline in these little discs (or contact lens containers).  I say cleanser because it’s thick.  My moisturizer leaked in this one time only so I cannot say moisturizer.  I just found these disc containers that I’ll store vitamins and earrings in.  They’re one hand use…because that makes them a cool gadget. 

Pick the busy time of day to travel and volunteer to be bumped asap.

Pack in a carryon suitcase and use backpack as your under the seat bag.

Jewelry through a straw…too high maintenance.  Place them in a gallon bag and roll very tightly so they don’t budge.  Or you can get one that rolls up but stays very snug.

Headphone organization: I keep mine in a case that came with purchase, but you can also use a big clip-got this idea from Aspyn Ovard. 

You can check Trip Advisor for places to eat and things to do, but you can also check Pinterest.

Save your purse and back stress; use a backpack but pack a cross body small purse inside your backpack.  Most of us have a phone in one hand or coffee in one hand, while the suitcase carryon is rolling behind us in the other hand.  Be hands free!

The #1 travel hack is using water soluble paper, brushing liquid soap on both sides of the paper, hanging it to dry, cutting it into one inch rectangles.  When you are traveling and do not have soap, you pull out one of these tiny rectangles, run it under water, and the soap is activated so that you can wash your hands.

Let me know if you have a travel hack on your airline of choice below in the comments.  Smart and on time travels to y’all!  Thanks for POPping over.

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Things to Not Wear on an Airplane

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