In the event of theft or misplacement, it comes in really handy to have extra copies of your passport, identification cards and flight itineraries that you can easily access on your smartphone or tablet.
#13. Speed Up Going Through Security
When going through security, stuff your small belongings like wallets, keys and phones into your bag before placing it on the conveyor belt. It eliminates the need for separate bins and saves you time.
#14. Tuck your soap and wash cloth together with this easy-to-fold pouch.
If you’re traveling abroad without an international plan, turn on airplane mode and turn off data to use the GPS without connecting to the internet. Simply load the Google map of the area before heading out the hotel, and you’ve got a fully functional map to navigate the area.
#32. Get a free cell phone charger if you forgot yours at home.
Even if it’s not, marking your bag with a fragile label leads to gentler handling by airport staff. Also, they’re often loaded on the top of the other luggage meaning it’s one of the first to come out at the baggage claim.
When you’re at the airport, add “?.jpg” to the end of any URL to get around the ludicrously expensive WiFi. Alternatively, you can sit right outside an airport club lounge: Wi-Fi signals often glide through the walls.
#38. For bonus points, travel with a power strip and be the airport hero.
#39. As a treat to yourself, send yourself a postcard from each day of your travels
It’ll be a nice treat to come home to and make the transition back to reality easier.
#40. On your last day in a foreign country, collect all your loose money and give it to the homeless.