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Summer travel hacks

Published: 13th August 2021

Published - 13/08/2021

We’ve been excited for the return of so many things this summer but none more so than a holiday! From a beach break down south to city breaks up north we’ve loved being able to take you on adventures across the UK again. 

We know we’ve had to wait a while for a summer holiday so it’s understandable if you’re feeling a bit rusty. Let us help and refresh your memory with a list of our Summer travel hacks to help you get back into the swing of things!

From packing tips to booking hacks this blog has all you need to make the most of  your summer break, just scroll down to find out more…


1. Room for the kitchen sink

“What shall I take? How am I going to fit all this in?” Stressful or not, trying to pack all your holiday essentials often ends with having to sit to zip! . But we’ve found a solution! Rolling. Yes that’s right, rolling your clothes creates tonnes more space in your suitcase and even keeps your clothes crease free!

2. Early bird catches the worm!

There’s nothing worse than finding your dream staycation to discover it's fully booked for the summer! By looking around early you’re not only ensuring your holiday is booked but you’ll most likely be getting a cheaper deal too! With Holidays by National Expresslowest price guarantee you’ll be sure you’ve got the best deal and if you find it cheaper elsewhere we will refund you double the difference!

3. Wrap your shoes in a shower cap

We’ve all taken the toiletries from a hotel but the shower cap is what comes in handy the most! We’ve got the perfect hack for them that doesn’t involve your hair. Wrap your dirty shoes in a shower cap (especially if you’ve been on an active holiday) It keeps your shoes together and the rest of your clothes clean!

4. Flexibility is key

Now more than ever we know plans can change in an instance, so it pays to book a holiday that is flexible on dates. Did you know that by booking a break with Holidays by National Express there are no amendment fees if you need to change your plans due to coronavirus and even a full refund if you need to cancel.

 5. Always take a portable phone charger

It's simple but can be a life saver. We’ve all been caught out exploring on holiday, taking snaps, using maps and then the dreaded battery goes red. That’s where the portable charger comes in, no running back to the room to charge up, just plug in your phone and carry on enjoying your holiday!


And, there you have it, our summer travel hacks! Hopefully this will help you make the most of your summer staycay and if you have some of your own that we’ve missed out let us know by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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