places/travel 24 Tips and Tricks That'll Change the Way You Travel  

Casey Cavanagh
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Whether you're going on vacation or making an obligatory visit to your old Aunt Ida, the traveling to and from places can be stressful enough to ruin the rest of your trip. Between packing nightmares, expensive flights, and anything in between, traveling can turn even the cheeriest person into grouch.

Here are 24 useful travel hacks that can help you save a ton of money, time, and space and make your travelling experience just a little bit better. Which ones are your favorites? Vote all the travel hacks up that you think are the most helpful for you.  
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Call Your Credit or Debit Card Company Before Traveling Internationally


Call Your Credit or Debit Card... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 24 Tips and Tricks That'll Change the Way You Travel
Photo: Sean MacEntee/flickr/CC-BY 2.0
Many banks will cancel or suspend bank accounts if they notice unusual activity. By calling ahead of time to let them know you are going to be traveling, especially if you're going to a different country, you will be avoiding a lot of headaches from having a declined credit card at the checkout counter.
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Google Airline Name and Flight Number for Status


Google Airline Name and Flight... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 24 Tips and Tricks That'll Change the Way You Travel
Photo: Daniel Mennerich/flickr/CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
This is a lot easier than downloading the airline apps and trying to figure out whether or not it is delayed.
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Book Flights on Tuesdays


Book Flights on Tuesdays is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 24 Tips and Tricks That'll Change the Way You Travel
Photo: Trung ─Éinh/flickr/CC-BY 2.0
This is when they are generally the cheapest. 
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Roll Your Clothes


Roll Your Clothes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 24 Tips and Tricks That'll Change the Way You Travel
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When you roll your clothes instead of folding them, you will be able to fit a lot more in your suitcase.