Traveling is loads of fun, but things go wrong constantly when we travel. Whether you’re just starting your travel journey or you’ve been an avid traveler for years, there are bound to be travel tips you’ve never thought of before. Some of these tips might seem incredibly strange at first glance, but they can work wonders when it comes to improving a trip that might seem otherwise ruined. Here are some of the strangest travel tips I’ve ever heard.

Order Groceries Online

We usually make a mad dash to the grocery store after we arrive at our destination. Since we are usually jet-lagged, this is the last thing we want to do. This is why I highly recommend finding a grocery chain that offers curbside service and ordering food online. Essential items such as milk, bread, and coffee will help you get through the first day. While traveling should be easy, you’re almost guaranteed to be exhausted on the first day so try a grocery delivery service to make things a little easier on yourself.

Open A New Credit Card For Your Trip

A friend of mine lost his credit card on the first day of his trip to Madrid. It was his main card, and it had all of his automatic payments on it. A great idea is to open up a new credit card that you use specifically for this trip. Having a new travel card eliminates the issue of having to transfer card numbers if you were to lose your main one. It also allows you to take advantage of special introductory offers that could end up making your trip a little cheaper.

Bring A Collapsible Water Bottle

Although there are a lot of really great re-useable water bottles you can get, most of them aren’t very mobile. One of the most convenient water containers that you can bring with you is the Hydaway, which can be easily stored inside your backpack or purse. Its design allows you to collapse it and then quickly fill it up again, which is very useful at airport security and when you’re generally exploring your vacation destination. 

Pick A Scent To Remember Your Trip By

If you’re planning on taking a trip, one of the best ways to remember it is by getting yourself a candle or room spray from your destination. After you’ve returned home, take a sniff at the scent and see if it reminds you of your trip. This has worked wonders for me, and while these things don’t last forever, it’s a new and unique way of remembering past vacations you’ve taken.