Novice travelers may consider the act of packing akin to tossing necessary items into a backpack and calling it a day. But in order to maximize space, quantity and necessity of a carry-on bag, there are a few carry-on packing tricks to keep in mind that newer travelers can learned from seasoned travelers.
Consolidate liquids. Even the most inexperienced traveler knows liquids are limited on flights. Travelers should adjust accordingly by buying small, clear travel bottles and filling them with lotion, creams, hand sanitizer and other hydrating materials to keep skin moist and fresh in the dehydrating environment of an airplane.
Compartmentalize. Categorizing items into separate sachets or bags makes it easier to find what you’re looking for when you’re hunched over in your airplane seat, digging for your favorite pair of headphones or your coveted lip balm.
Prepare for downtime. Depending on the length of the flight, be sure to pack methods to help you pass the time. Rather than cramming books into your pack, opt for audio books, podcasts and a few downloadable mobile games to take up less space.
Defend yourself … against ambient noise. Toss in earplugs, an eye mask or noise-cancelling headphones to mount a defense against the sounds of crying babies, snoring seatmates and the hum of the plane engine.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
As one of the more traveled islands in the South Pacific with an increasingly gay-friendly community and culture of its own, Tahiti is an easy option for your next getaway. You may already know all about the island’s beauty and attractions, but there are a couple specific destinations worth a visit.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.