Article and Photos by Sarah Massey
Traveling can be hard and stressful. With so many decisions to make like picking a destination, saving your money, deciding transportation, packing, and more, we can all use some tips! For those having wanderlust, just like myself, here’s my top eight traveling tips to make traveling more about enjoying the moment and less worrying.
Savings Jar: This is one of my favorite tips because it makes saving money more fun and easier. Once you have picked a destination, you can grab a jar, decorate it, and drop in whatever dollar amount in the jar once a week until it’s time to go. For example, I use to drop $10 in my savings jar each week to save money for trips I wanted to go on.
Travel Essentials Bag: If you’re someone who travels often, having a travel essentials bag always ready will help you and your life on the road. It’s so easy to buy cheap, travel-size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and soap. If it’s already stored in the bag, all you have to do is grab it and go!
Roll Not Fold: When it comes to packing, we want to ﬁt as much clothing as possible in our suitcase, not matter how long the trip is. The best way to ﬁt everything in your suitcase is by rolling your clothes instead of folding them. This will create more room for clothes, shoes, and other items in your suitcase.
Plastic Covers: For those that pack all of your toiletries that leak in plastic bags, this is for you! Grab some plastic wrap, tear of as much for the plastic wrap that will cover the bottle’s opening, unscrew the top, cover the plastic wrap over the bottle’s opening, and screw the top back on. This way you’re not wasting plastic bags, and your bottles can safely go into your suitcase.
Essentials For The Bag: Carry a garbage bag and dryer sheet in your suitcase: I do this on every trip I go on. It helps me organize my clothing as well as making unpacking easier for me. That way dirty clothing can be separated from clean clothing and leave your suitcase smelling great!
Children’s Activity Box: No matter what mode of transportation you and your family take, children need to be entertained. Making an activity box will help your children stay entertained, at least for a little bit! In this activity box, I put little notebooks and crayons so they can draw, a snack, and little Disney action ﬁgures to play with. You can customize your activity box to whatever your child likes and enjoys. This also helps keep them away from the technology and let them use their own imaginations!