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    18 Travel Tips That Are So Genius, They're Borderline Cheating

    Because traveling is never not a headache.

    1. Get rid of that leftover foreign currency by just loading it on a Starbucks card.

    Travel Hack: put your remaining Canadian $ on your Starbucks card at the airport

    2. Bring a power strip to the airport to quickly charge all of your electronics with one outlet.

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    3. Use a rope to secure your device onto the back of the seat in front of you. That way, you aren't craning your neck for the entire journey.

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    4. Or use a plastic baggie to hang your phone from the tray clip on your plane ride.

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    5. Carry dog poop bags, which are much more versatile than we're led to believe.

    Travel hack, especially with kids: bring a roll of dog poop bags to use as an instant garbage. Super small/portable & has saved us so many times!

    6. Use an airline blanket to secure your neck to sleep instead of using one of those expensive travel pillows.

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    7. Convert your charger plug into a mini phone stand.

    TRAVEL LIFE HACK. iPhone plug doubles as a stand when watching films on trains and planes.

    8. Use a contact lens case to store moisturizer and lotion so you don't have to pack the whole bottle.

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    9. Use your pillowcase as secret storage.

    Travel hack: a pillow doesn't count as a carry-on, so stuff a pillowcase with clothes to avoid checking a bag and paying fees.

    10. Keep things like pacifiers clean during the shuffle of traveling with a cheap plastic container.

    11. Save time and stress by distancing yourself from the airport before hailing a rideshare.

    Life hack: No uber pick up at the airport? Take a free hotel shuttle and call one from a nearby hotel!

    12. Take a picture of where your car is parked so you can find it easily when you return.

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    13. Go incognito or clear cookies to get the best rates.

    Putting your browser on private when booking a flight will prevent the airline from tracking you cookies and you will get a cheaper flight

    14. Skip lines at the ticket agent and irate customers by calling the airline's number to reschedule your flight.

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    15. Take a quick photo of your suitcase so in the unfortunate event it gets lost, the airline will have an easier time trying to track it down.

    16. Add a duplicate tag to the inside of your bag to help the airline get it back home to you.

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    17. Get grocery shopping done from abroad to save your jet-lagged self from a trip to the store.

    My one and only travel hack: order groceries online before you get on the plane so they're delivered when you return home. Saves going to the supermarket sleep-deprived and jetlagged. Plus you always crave fresh produce after airplane food ๐Ÿ‘ #home

    18. And use this little trick to make sure you have a decent meal to come home to.

    My favorite travel hack is making a big pot of something yummy before going on a trip and freezing half. Then you come home, tired, hungry, and no groceries. Suddenly you remember you have something delicious to heat up. :)

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