First thing’s first: Plan out your trip ahead of time (unless of course you’re one of those fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants people). If you like to fly, make sure you’re checking ticket prices early and often. Try out MySeatFinder. It automatically upgrades you to a better seat when they become available based on your seating preferences. If you prefer to stay on the ground, try out Roadtrippers . It lays out your best route for travel and shows you hotels, food, and even roadside attractions. Next, make sure that you’ve got everything packed. This list from simplify101 should help get you started. The last thing you want to do is get halfway to your destination, and realize you didn’t pack any underwear.
Let’s say you end up taking that road trip, but maybe you’re waiting for your next connecting flight, or you’re on the road, and you’re getting bored. Not a problem. Lifehacker put together a neat list of 10 ways to get free wi-fi anywhere you go.
When it comes to packing that suitcase, it’s important to make sure that space is maximized and clothes are put in as efficiently as possible. Take some tips from an L.A. flight attendant who can squeeze a 10-day trip’s worth of clothes into a single carry-on.
The last tip is really important because it involves security. When you travel on a plane, you cannot lock up your bag anymore, but it is important that keep your eyes and hands on your luggage at all times. This will prevent people from snatching or switching out your stuff. If you do go on a road trip, it’s a lot easier to keep track of your luggage unless you pick up a lot of hitchhikers. When you do make a road trip, make sure your luggage is concealed in your vehicle whenever possible, and that it stays close to you. If you like to lock your suitcase, be sure you have the key to unlock it, as well as one other person you’re traveling with just in case.