Mum and full-time traveler shares her ‘brilliant’ tips for saving money while traveling


A full-time traveler shares her ‘brilliant’ tips for saving money on a flight abroad, including using a pillowcase as an extra bag and washing your clothes BEFORE you fly home

  • Aussie mum Evie Farrell travels full time for @mumpacktravel blog
  • She shared her epic tips to save money and time during transit
  • She often packs a carry-on suitcase only to travel to smaller destinations
  • And she uses her pillowcase to bring extra clothes if she needs more room.

An Australian mother and full-time global traveler with a fanbase of 130,000 has shared her foolproof tips for visiting a foreign country – and getting there with all your bags in tow.

Evie Farrell has traveled to seven different countries since the start of the new year, some with her young daughter and some alone, blogging about her trip on her mumpacktravel page.

While post-Covid travel is certainly more of a hassle than it was before the global pandemic, Ms Farrell has found plenty of ways to travel luxuriously for less using hand luggage only, using “ hacking the pillow” and making good use of the “sleeping at airports” app.

When it comes to nailing down your airport arrivals and departures, the mother of the jetset often buys lounge tickets, which usually cost around $50 for four hours, to enjoy the benefits of a shower, dishes hot drinks, drinks and wi-fi.

Evie Farrell has traveled to seven different countries since the start of the new year, some with her young daughter and some alone, blogging about her trip on her mumpacktravel page

If her trip isn’t too long, Ms Farrell will opt for hand luggage only so there’s no worry of losing her luggage between airports, and it ensures she actually carries everything on the go. inside the bag.

To make sure everything stays neat and tidy, she swears by packing cubes for swimsuits, underwear and bras so they don’t end up mixed up in her bag.

For those struggling to fit everything they own into a small carry-on, Ms Farrell has shared her all-important ‘pillow hack’.

To make sure everything stays neat and tidy, she swears by packing cubes for swimsuits, underwear and bras so they don't end up mixed up in her bag.

To make sure everything stays neat and tidy, she swears by packing cubes for swimsuits, underwear and bras so they don’t end up mixed up in her bag.

“It’s cheap advice, and one my daughter and I tried last month when we traveled to Vietnam with hand luggage only. Every airline allows passengers to carry a pillow, and so instead of a real pillow inside the cover, you can pack the pillowcase with clothes,” she told Mamamia.

“You will need two pillowcases – place your clothes in the first, then slip the other over it so that the opening of the first faces the closed end of the second.”

When leaving the country she is passing through, particularly if it is Asia, Ms. Farrell chooses to wash and dry her dirty clothes there to avoid having to do so as soon as she arrives.

HOW TO FILL YOUR NECK PILLOW WITH EXTRA CLOTHES:

Chelsea Dickenson, from north London, who runs cheapholidayexpert.com took to TikTok to reveal her favorite travel tip.

In the clip, 32-year-old Chelsea removed the foam from her neck pillow and stuffed it with lots of clothes.

She captioned the video, which has racked up over 1.4 million views, “If it works, it’s gonna be a GAMECHANGER!” #travelhack #budgettravel #cheaptravel

Chelsea said her hack was more “low risk” than the one she saw on TikTok where users stuff clothes into a large pillowcase.

Chelsea Dickenson, from north London, who runs cheapholidayexpert.com has revealed a useful hack for bringing more clothes on a flight without saving a bag in a viral TikTok video

Chelsea Dickenson, from north London, who runs cheapholidayexpert.com has revealed a useful hack for bringing more clothes on a flight without saving a bag in a viral TikTok video

She said: “So I have a lower risk option to try, and that includes that.” Yeah, so the other day I noticed there was a zipper so I opened it, there’s the memory foam – goodbye sun!

‘And instead here are my pants, I probably shouldn’t put them on display, soz about that.

‘There are tights I put on, also my hat, room for leggings and my t-shirt, so much room honestly.

“Look how packed it is, I’ve tightened it up, we’re good to go.”

She said she revealed the idea came to her when she

She said she revealed the idea came to her when she ‘noticed there was a zipper’, so she opened it and stuffed it with clothes

In the clip, 32-year-old Chelsea removed the foam from her neck pillow and stuffed it with lots of clothes.

In the clip, 32-year-old Chelsea removed the foam from her neck pillow and stuffed it with lots of clothes.

She captioned the video, which has racked up over 1.4 million views,

She captioned the video, which has racked up over 1.4 million views, “If it works, it’s gonna be a GAMECHANGER!” #travelhack #budgettravel #cheaptravel

From inside the airport, the travel expert said: “I’m about to start boarding, let’s see if it works.”

In a follow-up video, she revealed that her hack actually worked.

His final tip is to use the Sleeping in Airports website to see which airports have the best ratings, nearby hotels, or, if you're stuck, the best places to take a nap before your next flight.

His final tip is to use the Sleeping in Airports website to see which airports have the best ratings, nearby hotels, or, if you’re stuck, the best places to take a nap before your next flight.

This way she is prepared for the next trip if it is to be consecutive.

“Throughout Asia and in many countries around the world, you can have your whole travel wardrobe washed, dried and folded in very cheap laundries. I have everything washed the day before I leave, I put it in my packing cubes and then I put it back in my wardrobe when I get home,” she said.

His final tip is to use the Sleeping in Airports website to see which airports have the best ratings, nearby hotels, or, if you’re stuck, the best places to take a nap before your next flight.

Ms Farrell said she often slept in airports between pre-Covid flights, with Starbucks being their favorite spot, although it’s usually easier to snuggle up in a lounge now.

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