Travel

Life Hacks: Travel Edition

July 11, 2016

We all have our secrets – especially when it comes to the tips and tricks for making everyday life just a little bit easier. We asked our closest friends to dish on their ultimate travel life hacks. Read on for all of their tips!

Veronica Swanson Beard

LIFE HACK:

Ship Sticks

WHAT:

A service that ships your golf clubs and luggage – no more toting them to the airport!

Why I love it:

Ship Sticks takes all the hassle out of traveling with your golf clubs. I love using this to send my husband’s clubs when we go on vacation. The service picks up your golf bag and ships it directly to your hotel or golf club. You don’t have to worry about checking them at the airport, they’ll be waiting at your destination when you arrive!

Veronica Miele Beard

LIFE HACK:

Strategic Seating

WHAT:

My method for easy travel with my kids!

Why I love it:

I’ve learned a lot about traveling with my kids on our yearly trips. We’ve gone everywhere from Italy to Argentina and this summer, we are heading to Asia. The toughest part is always the long travel days, but the key to a quiet, drama-free trip (whether you’re on a bus, plane or train) is all in the seating. If the kids start fighting with each other or get a case of the giggles, I move them around, seat them next to a stranger and they instantly straighten up. You do it once and you’ll never have to do it again!

Karla Martinez de Salas, Editor in Chief Vogue Mexico and Latin America

LIFE HACK:

Sweat with Kayla

WHAT:

A workout app from trainer Kayla Itsines.

Why I love it:

After I had my babies and started my job, I no longer had one hour in the morning to get to and from the gym. A friend suggested I download Sweat with Kayla, I bought it and now have my husband’s boxing coach come to my house four days a week to work out. In 28 minutes you are drenched in sweat and feel amazing. It has changed my approach to working out – you can do it alone, when you travel and pretty much in any small room – and I think it works!

Christina Pérez, fashion and travel editor & founder of Inside Elsewhere

LIFE HACK:

Car2Go

WHAT:

A smart Car-sharing service that's a cross between ZipCar and CityBike.

Why I love it:

I discovered Car2Go when I moved to Greenpoint, Brooklyn about a year ago and now I use it almost every day. They have it everywhere — Portland, Seattle, Toronto, Madrid. I recently went to Austin and drove Car2Gos the whole time. It's such a cool way to explore a new city on your own — so much better than taking an Uber everywhere or dealing with a rental car. There's a cool app that shows where the nearest cars are parked. You can use the app to reserve the car you want, and when you're done driving you just park it wherever. It's super affordable and so fun.

Lindsay Grody Moskowitz, Sales Director at Veronica Beard

LIFE HACK:

Simply Being

WHAT:

A meditation app.

Why I love it:

Travel can be stressful – sitting in traffic on the way to the airport, long security lines, nowhere in sight for a good meal and this app is a lifesaver! If I’m traveling for work and need to take a minute to catch my breath, I turn this on as soon as I fasten my seat belt and take in a few minutes of relaxation before I reach my final destination!

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