Jake’s top travel tips

I love travelling, but it can be hard work, uncomfortable and stressful. Here’s some of my top tips to make your life a little easier during your globetrotting adventures:

  • Invest in a travel wallet to keep your passport, visas, insurance documents, credit cards and money safe and in one place.
  • Email yourself copies of your passport, visas and insurance documents in case you lose the originals.
  • For trips with multiple stops, have a summary sheet of flight, hotel and transfer information in the order that you’ll need them. Make a note of where a payment needs to be made so you can budget properly throughout your trip. Leave a copy with someone at home so they know where to contact you at any given time.
  • Having hotel addresses written in the local language with phone numbers will come in handy for taxis or if you get lost.
  • If flying economy or taking long bus or train journeys, take a neck pillow, eye mask and ear plugs. It also never hurts to have a couple of inflatable pillows, they take up such little space when not inflated.
  • Always travel with bottled water, especially when flying, as well as lip balm and moisturiser. Most airports have water fountains so travel with a canister to reduce plastic.
  • Wear light, breathable clothing and avoid sitting still for too long. Stretch and move around as much as possible. I usually have some comfy clothes in my hand luggage for long flights and change in to them once the seatbelt sign has been switched off.
  • Prepare for the unexpected, always allow time for delays and disruptions especially if travelling to meet a flight.

What are your top tips or must dos when travelling?

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