Easter holidays are just around the corner. It’s a good time to start learning ingenious holiday hacks which will help you enjoy your time away with the family. Hitting the open road with a leisure vehicle (e.g. a motorhome, as we did on our North Coast 500 motorhome trip) is an easy way to ride off to find a great holiday destination that all the family will enjoy.
All travellers tend to have great tips. We asked Peter Cue, founder of insurance company Comfort, an avid campervan and motorhome fan, to share his holiday tricks to save time, money and sanity.
1) Roll Your Clothes Rather Than Fold
Rolling clothes saves space. Added bonus, did you know that rolling your clothes decreases wrinkles? No need to worry about not having an iron at hand.
If you have an elastic clothes line with you, you can always wash and hang out clothes too
2) Keep Sunscreen Separate
It’s happened to most of us, you’ve opened your suitcase to find your personal belongings are soaked in sun lotion, right? To prevent this from happening to you – wrap the sun cream bottle in a tight-sealed bag, a zip lock bag and preferably keep in a separate compartment to your clothes.
3) Take A Plug Adaptor or more
Plug adaptors are like gold when travelling. Having more than one also saves the hassle for waiting for your phone to charge and wanting to use your hairdryer.
If you do forget one, don’t panic! Lots of hotel rooms now have a USB charge points- sometimes in the wall, sometimes in TVs or an iPhone docking station.
4) Bring A Torch
You’ll never know when you may need one. Handy tip: To get extra light in your campervan, strap your torch to a jug of water, to fill the entire room with an ambient light.
5) Use Pill Boxes To Store Ingredients
To save space in your kitchen area or if you find yourself cooking food by a campfire but can’t go anywhere without your beloved salt and pepper; store your spices in empty plastic pill boxes. No mess and easy to take with you everywhere!
6) Disguise Your Valuables
If you’re heading to the beach or off on a hike, put your money and keys in a lip balm case or empty water bottle to prevent them from getting lost or stolen.
7) Keep Mozzies Away
Baby oil is a brilliant mosquito repellent. Slather the oil all over your body to save yourself from any bites.
In malaria, and other mosquito borne disease, areas, don’t forget a mosi repellent with DEET though!
8) Just In Case Of Any Bites…
Deodorant is a fantastic skin soother for when you get bitten by bugs. Gently apply your roll-on to your skin to prevent yourself from scratching your skin.
9) Foam Floor Tiles
If you’re sleeping on the floor in a tent or a campervan, make sure you bring foam floor tiles to add extra comfort to your sleeping arrangements. Thank me later…
10) First Aid Kit
Plasters, antihistamine, pain killers or Berrocca – you never know when you might have an emergency. Always pack and bring your first aid kit wherever you travel.
What are your top travel hack?
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