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7 Smart Tips For A Smoother Trip

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7 Smart Tips For A Smoother Trip

Everybody wants a hassle-free vacation and trip. But things cannot always happen our way. The most important thing to remember during a trip is to enjoy it. Try these 7 smart tips for a smoother trip. It would be a great help.

7 Smart Tips For A Smoother Trip


Where do you want to go? What kind of trip is it going to be? Research about the place so you will know what to expect; what's the weather, what activities to try, where to get the local delicacies, what the people are like, what to observe and avoid while in the place. Research inns or hotels which are safe, with a good rating, and cheaper.

Make a list

I always find it easier to travel when I have a list. A list of the things I need to bring while planning the itinerary. A list of the sites to visit in the place and their addresses. Sometimes I include a map. A list of the food or activities to experience. A list of the people I need to buy souvenirs for. During the trip, at the end of each day's sight-seeing and fun, I would list down my expenses so I can monitor my budget. Do you do that too? 

Pack light

In packing, common sense plays a major role. Don't bring a month's worth of outfits for a 3-day trip. Don't bring a pair of boots if you're going to the beach. Pack only the things you will need. As much as possible, don't bring jewelries. Aside from my clothes, my fool-proof bring-along stuff includes:

  • Food and water (or a water bottle which you can refill inside the airport)
  • First-aid kit and medicines for pain, allergy, and stomachache
  • Earphones and chargers
  • Toiletries
  • Comfy travel pillow
  • Shawl/jacket and a pair of socks (because I easily get cold)
  • A good book in case of down-time like waiting for a delayed flight
  • And like every Catholic school survivor graduate, my rosary beads 
I have a back problem so it's a no-no to carry a heavy bag. I noticed that some bags are already heavy before I put anything in it. So my favorite fool-proof tip for a smoother trip is to

bring a foldable, light-weight, waterproof carry-on rolling trolley luggage. 

I am so happy to have found Jaswon Overnight Bags Aero Carry-On Rolling Trolley Luggage. Not only does it have a gorgeous design, it's really light, and functional. With features mentioned above, it is every traveler's (especially with back problems) must-have for easier travels.

Be early 

I always find starting the travel time early is better as you get to see more places, prepare better, and you have more time allowance when any unforeseen delays happen. When traveling by plane, check in online to avoid queuing. 


Set your email's auto-responders while you're away. Someone might reach out to you and you don't want them to worry or guess why you're not responding. It could be an important client. 

Bring extra money

As with any trips, expect the unexpected. It is wiser to bring extra cash than be constantly worried about whether you have enough until it's time to go back home. Transfer a certain amount of money to an ATM card that you can bring handy with you.

Que sera sera

It's nice to keep an itinerary and plan your trip carefully. But things happen that are beyond our control. Sometimes the weather will not cooperate with your trip to the beach. Sometimes there will be miscommunication between you and your guide. Sometimes you'd still forget something important despite the planning. Cut yourself some slack. 

Don't let a minor problem get in the way of fun. Let things be. Go with the flow. Que sera sera. Enjoy!

Note: I received Jawson carry on luggage from Amazon through Uskoop free of charge. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Lists are SO important. What a great carry on- I love that it has wheels!

  2. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

  3. Dear Lux, What a great post! As one who has done my fair share of traveling I can say for certain that your 7 Smart Tips are right on! I can't emphasize too much the importance of a list. I once ended up on a cruise when I realized I had forgotten the charger for my iPad. I got lucky and found a fellow traveler who allowed me to use theirs. Lux, I hope your year is getting off to a great start. Thank you for sharing your excellent blog and for your kind comments on mine. Take good care, my friend! John

  4. So important! I've been late before to the airport and actually missed my flight. Ugh. Never again!

  5. Great tips ;)
    Agnese & Elisa

  6. Wow, you have given some tremendous tips for trips. No doubt, they all are useful for a smooth journey! <3 Kisses & Happy Friday <3

  7. The one I struggle with most has to be packing light. I think I would enjoy traveling a lot more if I could get better at it xD Researching and planning ahead are always good things to do too!