Top Tips For The Modern Traveler

Looking for the best ways to get the most out of your next trip? Here is a list of tips and space savers for all travelers that will definitely come in handy on your trips away:

Roll Clothes

Instead of folding your clothes, roll them into long tubes. This doesn’t just prevent creasing, but you’ll also find that you can fit much more into your suitcase, as rolled up clothes take up less room.

Pro tip: Socks can be rolled into balls and then placed inside shoes for extra space saving.



Create digital backups of all the important documents you’ll need for your trip, including passports, any booking confirmations, boarding passes etc. so you’re covered in the event of a theft or loss.



Pack one multi-charge adaptor for all devices instead of several different chargers. Also if you’re travelling abroad, pack an extension cord so you can power multiple things at once while using one foreign plug adaptor.

Pro tip: most modern televisions have USB ports in the back, which is ideal if you don’t have an adapter or spare plugs.


Check Wi-Fi

Spend a little time before you depart to look for Wi-Fi hotspots and free Wi-Fi areas. Important when travelling around Essex and Suffolk. Gladwins Farm has full internet access so you can pre plan your holiday from the comfort of your cottage.



When you’re booking online, whether it is a flight, hotel or something else, clear your browser cache or use an anonymous browser window. Booking sites often raise their prices if they know you’ve been there before.



Before you set off, use FourSquare to find wireless passwords for all the different Wi-Fi spots you find. People always list passwords on travel sites like this, making your life a lot easier when you arrive.


Credit Cards

If you’re travelling internationally, or you’re going to be far from home for a long period, call your credit/debit card company to let them know. This way they’ll know your card hasn’t been stolen and won’t cancel it.

All these essential tips listed will hopefully make your trip as smooth as possible, so now it’s time to focus on activities and entertainment. Check out what we have on offer here at Gladwins Farm and plan your cottage holiday today.