12 Ingenious Travel Hacks Everyone Should Know
No matter whom you're traveling with, these expert tips will make sure your next adventure is a bon voyage.
9. Before you decide where to stay, ask about couples-only perks like room upgrades and free spa treatments, says Mary McGrath, founder of the Travel Bug Vacation Planners. And clue in a concierge: "Hotels will usually try to make your stay extra special if they know there's an anniversary or a birthday," says Johnny DiScala, founder of travel site JohnnyJet.com.
10. Find My Friends or Glympse: These two apps let you share your location with any contact so he knows where you are without having to call or text. "If you lose your spouse in a city like Venice, you could wander around in circles for months and never find him," says Carin Kiphart, half of the Adventure Couple.
11. Book a roomier flight. "Most airplanes are configured with three seats on either side of the aisle," says DiScala. "When my wife and I fly together, we book the window and aisle seats in the same row. Chances are the middle seat won't get booked, and you'll have much more space! But if it does, the person will be more than happy to trade with you."
12. Mix up your baggage. DiScala and Kiphart both swear by half-and-half packing: "Take two suitcases and pack half of each person's stuff in each bag," says Kiphart. "If one piece of luggage gets lost in transit, you'll at least have some of your things."