21 Travel Tips That Will Ensure Your Trip is a Success

As a travel expert, I’m always asked to share my best travel tips.

So to mark the start of a fresh year, I launched ‪#‎traveltips101‬: My top 101 bits of advice and best practices I’ve learned traveling the globe. I’m sharing every day on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and they’ve been so popular that I decided to make a dedicated spot for them on my site. Here’s the first installment. Happy travels!

1. Hang that Do Not Disturb sign proudly.

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2. Drink coffee wisely.

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3. The seat pocket is not your friend.

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4. Hello. Please. Thank you. Enough said.

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5. Keep your crummy ol’ shoes for your next vacation.

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6. Check out the gym, even if you don’t plan on breaking a sweat.

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7. Restaurant week. Know it. Love it.

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8. Free wifi isn’t always free.

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9. It’s a long shot, but you never know. #CYA

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10. Make the neck scarf your #1 travel accessory.

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11. Get lost.

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12. The best way to board an airplane with a baby.

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13. Explore the side streets!

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14. Rituals make travel so much more meaningful.

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15. We’ve all been here.

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16. Zap the stress out of your morning.

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17. Forget your charger? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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18. It’s always important to get your bearings!

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19. Playgrounds are a parent’s best friend.

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20. Peanut butter = a traveler’s survival food.

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21. It’s subtle, but important.

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What are your best bits of travel advice? Share in the comments!

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