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24 Ways To Make Traveling So Much Less Stressful

Tips, tricks, and products to make your next trip totally relaxing.

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1. Create a packing list so you stay organized and don't forget anything at home.

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2. Use travel sites like Kayak to get insight into which destinations are popular, when to book your trip, and where you can find the best deals.

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Check out Kayak's 2017 Travel Hacker here, and sign up for price alerts here.

3. Stay hydrated! Keep a collapsible water bottle with you. Once your clear security, you can fill it up at the water fountain.

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Get it on Amazon for $21.95. Available in 11 colors.

4. Talk to your hotel via text message, making it easy to request things when you don't necessarily have access to a local phone.

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Select Hyatt properties accept guest requests through their app, allowing you to text them. They can arrange an Uber ride, give you dining recommendations, and even bring you towels. Best part is, you don't have to be there to send in those requests!

5. Wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off when going through security.

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Get these on Zappos for $60.

Available in men's 3.5/women's 5–men's 13/women's 14.5 and in over 20 styles.

6. Or never worry about having to take off your shoes by applying for Global Entry.

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Learn more about the cost and application process here.

7. Get a pair of noise-canceling headphones so your travels are a quiet oasis.

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Get these on Amazon for $18.99.

Also available in black.

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8. Carry filling snacks so your journey doesn't end in Hungry.

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9. Suffer from minimal jet lag by adjusting to your destination's local time with the Entrain app.

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Developed by the University of Michigan, Entrain helps you schedule your light and darkness exposure. By the time you arrive, you can be in sync with the local time. Get it from the iTunes store for free.

10. Don't stress about searching for a plug. Get bags and luggage that have built-in charging stations.

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Available in five colors.

11. And keep a portable charger with you so that your devices stay charged and usable.

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Get it on Amazon for $16.99+.

Available in two colors.

12. Just always have a charging cord on hand, like this discreet keychain.

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Also available in blue, pink, and white.

13. Have a place to go with the Flushd app, which maps out bathrooms based on your location.

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Everyone needs a bathroom...if it wasn't for bathrooms there would be no books!

Get it from the iTunes store for free.

14. Get an adapter to make sure you can connect all your devices, no matter where you are in the world.

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Get it on Amazon for $10.95+.

Available in two colors.

15. Stay on budget and even track your mileage with the Shoeboxed app.

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Get it from the iTunes store for free.

16. Get a small safe that gives your valuables a little added security while you travel.

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Get it on Amazon starting at $18.65+.

Available in six colors.

17. Always know where to find a free hotspot with a global Wi-Fi map.

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Get Wifimap in the iTunes store for free.

18. Or get a global hotspot so that you always have data on your phone, even when there isn't any Wi-Fi.

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Get this one at Amazon for $129.99.

Available in five colors.

19. Carry all the documents you'll need in one handy spot, making for a super-easy check-in.

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Also available in pink.

And if you need more top-notch travel accessories, check out our picks for the best travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

20. Figure out the exact cost of your purchases in different countries with the XE Currency app.

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Get it through the iTunes store for free.

21. Making traveling with baby formula a breeze with a super handy dispenser.

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Get it on Amazon for $9.99.

22. Load up your iPad or tablet with plenty of in-flight entertainment, helping your trip go by quickly or giving your kids a way to enjoy the long journey.

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Get an iPad Mini on Amazon starting at $319.97.

Available in two colors and in a variety of memory options.

23. Always have the right words to say with a translation app.

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Get iTranslate in the iTunes store for free.

24. Or just wear your translations on your chest with a T-shirt that helps you communicate using universal symbols for the things you need most.

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