I know that I’m long over due for a vacation with my husband, but trying to plan and agree on a place to vacation with him isn’t easy. I prefer my toes in the sand on a QUIET beach, especially because I’m around the kids 24/7, he prefers Las Vegas where he can go to the casino all day. There was a new survey done by Chase Ultimate Rewards that reveals that while eight out of 10 couples plan to take a vacation together this summer, interesting ‘he said, she said’ contradictions suggest that men and women lack an understanding of what their significant other looks for in a vacation. Is this true for you?
Despite seeking relaxation while on vacation, couples still cross wires which stem from disagreements over how much money is being spent and spending too much time using technology. These were our biggest problems during our last vacation, my husband would not get off his cellphone and I couldn’t stop stressing over how much money we were spending. While my husband and I may not agree on where to vacation, we both can agree that we want our next vacation to be as stress free as possible. With these travel hacks we are going to be saving money, time, and even space for packing so we can enjoy our time away from home!
Brilliant Travel Hacks To Save You Time And Money
1. Travel Rewards – Make sure your current credit cards offer travel rewards. My husband and I, prefer Chase Ultimate Rewards, with these rewards we save money on travel by using travel-related points or rewards. Chase Ultimate Rewards allows cardholders to redeem points for travel, gift cards, cash, experiences and more. They also provide curated travel content and in-depth guides for destinations around the world with recommendations for hotels, restaurants and activities. Visit Chase Ultimate Rewards to learn more.
2. Hotel Saving – Some hotels offer best-rate guarantee, meaning they will either match or beat the lowest advertised price you find anywhere else. It’s always good to check before you book!
3. Timing – Avoid peak seasons like school breaks and holiday seasons, so there’s less crowds and better room availability. Typically these season are September – November and March – May.
4. Delete Browser History – When booking your flights online some websites track your cookies to track your behavior, frequently clear your cache so that they don’t raise the price as you search.
Roll your clothes and secure them with rubber bands, this saves a ton of space and leaves them wrinkle free!
Turn a pot holder into a heat-safe travel case for your flat iron or curling iron!
Use a pill box to organize jewelry, it helps to keep them from getting those awful tangles that are impossible to unravel.
Add dryer sheets in between your clothes in your luggage to keep them fresh.
Use a shower cap as a shoe bag, this helps keep your clothes clean and away from your shoes.
An easy way to hide your money is to roll it up in an empty chapstick container.
To prevent spills in your luggage, open the lid to your liquid and place a piece of plastic wrap over the top before putting the cap back on.
What are your favorite travel tips? Do you have a hack that you use frequently? Share your tips in the comments below!