When's the last time you went on a holiday and felt confident that you'd packed everything you needed? For some of us, travel means spending the first night away from home at a Kmart or Big W, buying the sunscreen or thongs (or jacket and thermals) we should have put into our suitcases.
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If you're packing your laptop in a checked bag, the best advice is probably don't do it. From lost luggage to lost data, there's so much that can go wrong. With the recent discussion concerning a laptop ban in the US, though, you may not have a choice. Whatever the circumstance, you want to keep your laptop safe once you drop off your bag and go on your way.
Most of us tend to overpack when we travel. You might as well toss in those extra shirts, chargers and camera gadgets because you never know what you might need, right? Of course, you then end up not using half the stuff you bring. If this sounds familiar, consider a "luggage audit" next time you travel.
Whether you're planning a weekend away or a full-blown trip overseas, it's possible to save a significant amount of money with a little foresight and preparation. The following holiday hacks from travel insurance company Fast Cover offers advice for every step in the process, from flight bookings to hotel checkout.