I have compiled herewith a list of Top 10 Travel Hacks that will probably make your next travel adventure a little bit easier.  Enjoy reading them.

Booking of Seats – Travel Hack 1

If you’re flying coach with a companion and you can pick your seats online, do not sit right next to each other in a row of 3 seats.

One of you take the aisle, and the other take the window, leaving the middle seat empty if possible. When other people are selecting their seats, nobody willingly takes a middle seat unless there are no other options. Instead, they’ll go for a window or an aisle, or if they’re traveling with a companion, then usually any two seats available next to one another.

If the flight is not full, then you are now much more likely to have an entire row together once the plane takes off. If, however, someone does show up for the middle seat prior to takeoff, simply tell them that you made a mistake when booking and that you’d prefer to sit next to your companion, and would you like to trade us for either the window or the aisle.  Win / Win

When booking flights and hotels online enable private browsing. Travel sites often track your visits and will raise the price simply because you’ve visited before.

 

Hotel Booking Cancellations – Travel Hack 2

If your plans change and you need to cancel your hotel reservation against the hotel’s cancellation policy, don’t call and cancel. I’ve tried to barter with hotels many times, but truthfully unless you have a good relationship with the hotel, they have no reason to refund you.

Instead, call the hotel and move your reservation to next week. Even if it is against the cancellation policy, most hotels will allow you to alter a reservation without issue. Then (usually a few hour later to guarantee you talk to a different hotel rep) call and cancel your “new” reservation.

 

KFC in India is a Must Try – Travel Hack 3

If you ever travel to India you absolutely must try KFC. The 11 herbs and spices they serve in India are not the same as they are in the US and I think KFC over there is about ten times better than over here.

Think extra crispy (they don’t serve regular recipe) with a hint of chili. Good stuff.

Also, if you have the opportunity to visit a Pizza Hut in India, chicken tikka pizzas are the best thing out there.

 

Take Photographs of Your Documents – Travel Hack 4

Take photos of your documents such as passport, credit card, ID, and so on and email it to yourself. If you lose these items then they are easily accessible. I met a lady at a police station in Rome who had her purse stolen with EVERYTHING in it and she had no backup at all. Credit card, check book, passport, money, all gone. She had her purse ripped off her neck in a bus. I was at the police station because my jacket was stolen.

 

Extended Stay Rental – Travel Hack 5

Rent an apartment instead of a hotel room if you’re staying more than a week. You’ll have a kitchen so don’t have to eat out all the time, a more realistic experience of the city and it’s typically cheaper than the hotel would have been.

 

 

 

To be continued……..

 

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