How to Sleep On a Plane and 4 Other Travel Hacks
How to Sleep On a Plane to Travel in Comfort
• Turn your neck pillow around with the open part in back so your head won’t bob forward while you sleep. This works on all modes of travel, not just planes.
• Skip alcohol, caffeine, and sugar from the beverage and food carts.
• Use an eye mask to block light.
• Listen to white noise (try TMSoft’s White Noise app) to drown out passenger and plane sounds.
4 Other Travel Hacks to use this summer
The everywhere answer: Infinity scarves give you infinite options. Use one as a blanket when you’re cold, or fold it over your face to block out the light for a nap.
Suitcase Hacks: If you bring some sort of hot styling tool, tuck it into a potholder to protect the clothes in your suitcase. Or pack a curling iron like this one that comes with a handy heat-resistant carrying case. Leggings are a space efficient, safe and comfy bet for traveling. Wear them under dresses and skirts, or for a workout (if that’s your thing). Use a pill container to store and sort your jewelry. So tidy! Just traveling for the weekend? Put your foundation or powder into contact cases to bring small quantities. Stash your bobby pins in a Tic Tac container to keep from losing them. Place a cotton pad in your blush or powder compact to ensure that it won’t break while you’re in transit.
Airport Hacks: Since TSA requires you to separate your liquids into clear plastic bags, it is always a good idea to bring spare Ziploc bags in case you lose one or if you’re buying tiny travel liquids last minute. For carry-on bags, TSA has a 3-1-1 liquids rule and you are only allowed to have one quart-sized clear plastic bag. Bring an Empty Water Bottle, too. Like snacks, water usually costs a lot more at airports. The best way to cheat the system is to bring an empty water bottle or canteen and fill it up once you get past security checkpoints. If you can, you should avoid buying snacks and drinks at airports because they’re overpriced. Instead, pack your own travel snacks, like nuts, cereal bars, candy, and other dry goods, to munch on while you wait for your flight.
Theme Parks made easy: If the park has an app, download it. Apps like My Disney Experience have interactive maps, wait times and a bathroom locator. After all, nothing ruins a good rollercoaster like a potty emergency.