Stupid Travel Tricks
I tried it. It works great!!! I will never travel in the hot zone without a small baby powder bottle. (FYI - I have never used roll on anti-perspirants due to chemical concern).
If only I had known this sooner....it would have made some of my prior travels so much more pleasant. Alas...there is the future. So I was wondering what other stupid simple little tricks can you think of that would make traveling alot easier.
One that came to mind is something I learned from hiking ...wear 2 socks (Or use a double layer sock) to avoid blisters.
Don't ask me how I learned this.
Not so much as an unknown trick, but if you roll your clothes you can negate creases.
Don't worry, I tend to make a big deal out of everything.
Keep on keeping on.
after a trek in New Zealand, the skin on my feet had peeled off, worse each day, and I was horrified from it. Looked SICK and felt terrible. I have pictures to boot! hehe
Not really a stupid travel trick, however...
Buy a zippered pillow cover to use at the hostel. That way you can put your moneybelt in and zip it shut. Just remember it's there if you get up in the middle of the night.
Use cheap craft foam and make yourself a pair of shower flip-flops. Just trace your foot and put a bit of thread through a whole to make a toe hold. They weight nothing and take up no room.
PS- HERE are photos of feet after hiking with cotton socks. DONT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! WEAR WOOL!
I wish I had a picture to show you of my feet after wearing wool socks. The doctors finally discovered I was allergic to wool when I was a kid and my feet would get sore, open cracks that would ooze. I'll take cotton anyday
If you are allergic to wool, buy some Thorlo acrylic socks.
"Use cheap craft foam and make yourself a pair of shower flip-flops. Just trace your foot and put a bit of thread through a whole to make a toe hold. They weight nothing and take up no room."
A fleece jacket (if you're not wearing it), makes a great pillow when you roll it up.
Put a piece of freshly cut ginger in between your teeth and cheek to fight off seasickness
If you buy a ticket for a two story bus, try and get the top story very front seat(s) - more room to spread out and stretch
Bring toilet paper with you...never know when you might need it!
A headlamp works great for night busses, especially if you need to go to the loo and can't find the light
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