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13 Brilliant Tech Hacks For Your Next Trip

Jun 29 2016 - 12:30pm

Ready, set, bookmark! To make your trips as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, we've rounded up the best tech travel hacks on the web — from how to pack properly [1] to how to share photos once you've returned, you'll find it all right here. How did we ever travel without them before?

Use a plastic bag to create your own in-flight viewing experience.

Access Google Maps offline.

When you're on WiFi, type "OK Maps" in the search bar, and whatever map you're seeing will save for later. Simply go to your "Saved Places" under your profile to access the saved maps.

Photo: Lisette Mejia

Keep cords tidy by wrapping them around old gift cards.

Source: Instagram user amberlynnautumn [5]

Check FourSquare for WiFi passwords.

Charge gadgets using the USB outlet on your hotel room TV.

Source: Reddit user via Imgur [6]

Type your flight info into Google search to see if it's on time.

More Google hacks right this way [7].

Photo: Aemilia Madden

Protect your charger cords using a pen spring.

Use a tech travel checklist to pack.

Like this one [8]!

If your hotel room doesn't have a desk, use the ironing board.

Scan important documents, and email them to yourself.

And take photos of them on your phone in case you need access offline.

Charge your phone faster by putting it on Airplane Mode.

Fly through security by packing gadgets correctly.

Here's a cheat sheet [9].

Share photos using AirDrop.

When you're traveling with friends who you know won't upload photos, create an AirDrop album [10] on iOS to share pictures with one another.

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