The best travel pillow to get some shut eye, pro packing tricks and the stress-free way to get to the airport on time: If you’re jetting off to European sunshine this winter these are the travel tips you need to know
The European summer season is upon us and if you’re escaping Australia to enjoy the warmer climes in the Northern Hemisphere you’re no doubt the envy of all your friends and family.
But before you jet off to enjoy all of the culture, food and fun, here are some practical tip to make your holiday immeasurably better.
From nailing getting to the airport to packing like a pro, these are the ultimate travel tricks you need to know about.
ENJOY A STRESS-FREE RIDE TO THE AIRPORT
Forget driving to the airport and paying extortionate parking costs for a spot 5km from the terminal and don’t rely on your friends and family for a lift either.
Instead, schedule a ride with Uber Reserve, it’s the ultimate airport travel hack for many reasons.
You can book up to 90 days ahead of your travel date, lock in pricing and enjoy 15 minutes of wait time included. Arrive at the airport relaxed and ready for your flight rather than flustered. It’s a game changer!
GET SOME SHUT EYE
Unless you’re flying business or first (hello bougie you), getting some sleep on a long haul flight can be harder than getting tickets to a Taylor Swift concert.
One thing you can do to try and improve your chances of getting some shut eye is to invest in a really good travel pillow.
The Cabeau Evolution S3 ($39.99) is the private jet of travel pillows and has attracted rave reviews online. It has raised side supports, seat straps, a memory foam core and a slim flattened back, all of which help to prevent head drop and neck pain meaning you can get some ZZZs.
Plus, the pillow folds up to half its size and comes with a case so it’s not bulky or cumbersome to carry post flight.
PACK LIKE A PRO
If you’re wondering if you should pack that outfit from two years ago that you’ve never worn, the answer is don’t
Go for a less is more approach and plan your outfits ahead of time with a capsule wardrobe approach. Try on the outfits you’re planning to pack and take pictures, styling different accessories with your clothes to create a variety of looks.
Only pack the items you really love and feel good in and remember to roll your clothes rather than fold them. You’ll save lots of space.
If you’re travelling to multiple destinations with very different vibes, say island hopping in Greece then onto sightseeing in Paris, packing cubes can help you organise for the different portions of your trip.
ULTIMATE TRAVEL HACKS
Wash away the plane: As soon as you can after you land, brush your teeth, wash your face (not forgetting to moisturise) and use some dry hair shampoo to allow yourself to feel human again. It’s amazing how these small acts of personal care can transform you and shift your mindset.
Get up early: After years of limited travel thanks to the pandemic, Europe is busier than ever this summer season. If you are travelling to well-known sites it’s so worth setting an alarm and getting there super early to avoid the teaming crowds. You’ll get better snaps this way too.
Beware of pickpockets: If the likes of Las Ramblas, Barcelona, or The Trevi Fountain, Rome are on your list of places to visit, consider separating the items in your wallet. Have some cash and a single card to hand, with your other cards, money and ID safely tucked away on a money belt under your clothes or in a zipped compartment in a bag.
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