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28 Brilliant Travel Hacks You Need To Know For Summer Vacations

Traveling doesn't have to be that complicated.

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2. Call your credit or debit card company before traveling internationally so that you're authorized for vacation purchases.

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The last thing you want is to be reported for suspicious activity and not have access to your money.


5. Enable private browsing when searching or booking flights online.

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Travel sites often track visits and will increase your price based on search history. You can also clear your cache.


9. And if you forgot your charger, ask your hotel if they have one you can borrow for the duration of your stay.

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People forget them all the time so they're bound to have some lying around in lost and found.


13. Turn a cereal container into a trash can for your car when on road trips.

You can also obviously buy a small trash can, but if you already have this handy and don't feel like running to the store and spending money, it's helpful.

15. When you're driving in a new city and need to remember where you parked, drop a pin on Google Maps or take a picture of the parking space with your phone.

Just hold down on the location and a pin will appear.


18. If you're heading to a theme park or the beach, put your phone in a plastic bag to prevent it from getting wet.

A ruined phone is bad enough. A ruined phone on vacation in a different city/state/country is even worse.


25. If the back of your plane seat doesn't have TVs, put your phone in a plastic bag and hook it to the back of the tray table (or use a barf bag).

I don't know how well this actually works, but you might as well give it a shot. Directions for the barf bag here.