Buy suitcases that have roller wheels. It will make it much easier to navigate
through airports and hotels rather than carrying a bag. If your suitcase doesn’t
have a divider, use a piece of strong cardboard to keep your clothes neat and
Maximise your luggage space by taking clothing items that can be layered and
interchanged. If you are travelling for a few weeks, you can wash your clothes and
reuse them. Roll your bulky items such as jumpers to save space in your luggage.
If you are travelling as a couple, divide your clothes, money and belongings
evenly between each of your suitcases. If one of your bags gets delayed or lost
you will still have something to wear and money to spend.
Take care with spares
Take a spare pair of your prescription glasses in case you lose or break your pair.
It is also handy to take an eye glasses script should you need to get a new pair
while you are away. If you wear hearing aids, take spare batteries with you as they
might be hard to find. If you use dentures, take enough denture adhesive for the
Ring your mobile phone company and turn off global roaming and data on
your phone before you leave. Overseas roaming charges are extremely expensive.
Pick up a local SIM card at your destination to make cheap local calls and lower
cost international calls.
Clearly label your luggage with your name, home address and phone number
with international dialling codes. If the airline luggage stickers fall off your bags,
you stand more chance of your bags being returned if they have contact details
securely attached. To help your luggage stand out baggage carousel, tie a brightly
coloured piece of material (preferably with a pattern) around a handle.