I absolutely love traveling, and like anything, I find that Traveling is a skill within itself. Whether you’re flying, driving, staying in hotels, camping outside, and more, there’s always different techniques and tricks to make your experience a lot easier.
In this blog post I’m going to feature 10 awesome travel hacks from my Travel Hacks series on my YouTube Channel. Each one of these ranges from different styles and aspects of traveling, and I have both a video and small description for each one.
1. Hotel Room Bodyweight Workouts
I posted two videos – one that’s a LIVE video of me doing a full workout, and another of me showing a bunch of Ab Exercises. The truth is, you can workout anywhere, and although it’s a weird Travel Hack to start off with, it’s important to stay healthy while traveling. These workouts are fully bodyweight, meaning that you can do them anywhere, anytime – no equipment required. You don’t even need that much space, as you can tell by the videos.
Pedialyte is extremely underrated when it comes to not only traveling but partying as well. It’s designed for babies who are dehydrated from being sick, and it has everything your body needs when it’s run down. Especially because most people drink more when on vacation, Pedialyte is the best thing to have while drinking, running on little sleep, or being dehydrated. It has everything your body needs, without all the negative stuff you find in other sport drinks.
3. Eye Mask
An Eye Mask will only cost you a few bucks, and it will be one of the best things you’ll ever buy for traveling. Steve Aoki, who’s traveled the most out of any musician in history in a year, said that an eye mask was one of his most important items for sleeping between shows. It’s a simple yet effective way to get a good nights sleep, or just take a quick power nap.
4. Caffeine Pills
No-one ever said “I have to much energy right now” – especially when traveling. Caffeine Pills are one of my favorite sources for energy when traveling, as they’re cheap, extremely portable and don’t make you go to the bathroom. Unlike coffee, which gives you energy but makes you go to the bathroom a lot, caffeine pills are super easy to ingest. Keep in mind that most caffeine pills are 200mg, which is roughly 2 1/2 cups of coffee, so break it in half if you’re sensitive to caffeine.
5. Do Not Disturb
Always, and I mean always, have the Do Not Disturb sign on your hotel room door. Especially if you have expensive equipment in your hotel room, you always want to make sure you’re the only one entering and leaving. If you need items (sheets, shampoo, etc), then you can call the front desk and have them delivered. It’s just a lot safer for you overall.
6. The Messier, The Better
This is a great technique when road tripping, especially to keep your items safe. I purposely will make my car look messy from the outside, and if I’m in a sketchy area, I’ll put a bunch of clothes, towels, etc everywhere. To someone walking by, the car looks like a giant mess and doesn’t give off the impression that there’s expensive equipment inside.
7. Predicting Travel Time
This is really unknown tip in Google Maps. Every knows how to find directions and see how long it’s going to take, but few people know that you can actually use Google Maps to predict how long it’s going to take – in the future. In the video above I demonstrate how to use this technique in Google Maps, and although it can’t predict it exactly (accidents, etc), it’s extremely accurate.
8. Getting Online Purchases While Traveling
Most people prefer buying items online, because not only is the selection bigger, but it’s a lot cheaper too. A lot of people don’t realize, however, that you can very easily receive online packages while traveling. Companies like Amazon, Walmart, and more, allow you to buy items and have it shipped to one of their centers (located all over) to pick up.
9. Big on the Inside
Especially if you’re in a different country, it’s very common to have more cash on you. One really important travel hacks to always put the bigger bills on the inside of your stack, and the smaller bills on the outside. This makes it appear that you don’t have a ton of money on you, and while in America the bills look similar, in other countries the bills are completely different colors – making it more important to hide the bigger ones.
10. Charging Your Phone Faster
Last but not least, here are 5 techniques to charge your phone faster. When your phone dies it’s a horrible feeling, and it’s even worse when traveling. Especially because most people use their phone as their GPS, it’s critical to have your phone charged to the max.