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The Art Of Travel Hacks

Holiday Hacks

by Theodora Beckett

Author - Theodora Beckett
Holiday Reading

Sage for mosquitos

Mosquitoes are a real summer buzz kill, and mosquito repellents, sprays and candles are too. Sage, on the other hand, is great: it smells great (tastes great) and does an even greater job of keeping those pesky mosquitos away – no chemicals needed.

So, forget spending a fortune on all of those repellents and stock up on dried sage instead: simply add it to charcoal when starting your evening barbecue.

Travel-safe your beauty products

Have you ever arrived at your dream hotel ready for a week on the beach, before discovering your shampoo has freed itself mid-flight all over your new summer wardrobe? We all know the feeling and that’s why we’ve hunted down this simple and easy trick to making your beauty products travel safe – all you need is cling film.

Unscrew the tops to your products and layer a neatly cut square of cling film over the top. Screw the lid back on and voila! Nothing will escape that.

Holiday Swimwear

What to do if you forget the wall plug for your charger

You’ve got the cable, but the wall plug is safe at home, behind the sofa – the age old nightmare of forgetting your life essentials and only noticing once you’ve arrived.

If you find yourself in this situation, there’s a simple solution…  Is there a TV or computer in your hotel room or villa? Plug your cable into the USB port behind it and switch it on. Easy as that!

Suitcase proof your razors

If you struggle with how to pack your razors and usually end up wrapping it in bundles of kitchen roll you’ll be pleased to know that there really is a better way to do it.

All you need is a large fold back paper clip – fold it back and clip over the head of your razor.

Aloe Vera Plant

Sunburn sorted with frozen aloe vera 

If you’re not sunburn prone, you’re lucky, but the chances are that even you need a good, soothing after-sun, because, let’s face it, who doesn’t want a lovely deep tan that lasts for months?

Aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory and an age old burn remedy. For this simple trick all you need is pure 100% aloe vera gel, an ice tray and a freezer. Fill your tray up, pop it in the freezer and use it every evening as a cooling after-sun treatment. It will moisturise your skin and calm any redness in a flash.

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