I’ve decided to write a three-part travel series for the next three Wednesdays. It’s about travel hacks you can use at home too. This is part one with tech tips that can make your travel easier.
When you book flights and hotels online, do it in private browsing.
Many travel sites track your visits and will raise the price because they know you’ve been to the site before. Also, clear your browser afterwards. This practice also works for some other websites that you use to shop around.
Back up all of your things on the cloud
If you don’t want to back up your files on the cloud, a portable drive that you carry with you. The last thing you want to do is lose all your memories or work.
Find the wifi passwords for different places
The comments on FourSquare offer wifi passwords at different shops and restaurants. For example, reading through the comments in this FourSquare post, you can find the Starbucks wifi code at some Upper West Side locations in New York.
Use the spring from a pen to protect your chargers from bending or breaking.
Keep your headphones secure
Protect your chargers
If you don’t have a clip, wrap your headphones around a binder clip or an elastic band to prevent them from tangling.
Save your maps
Whenever you want to save a map to use again, take Google Maps offline by typing “OK Maps.” It will save the visible area so you can use it again later. It’s invaluable if you’re in a pinch; you can still navigate your location.
Take lots of pictures, but don’t go overboard
You want to capture moments, but you don’t want to miss out on life and what’s around you either by keeping your head behind your camera.
Learn everything about your camera
Whether or not you have a camera or are using your phone, you’ll capture your great shot if you know how to work it properly.
Read some more of my top travel hacks.