Here at Trip Jaunt, we are avid travellers, both for business and pleasure. Prior to the pandemic, I alone was clocking in approximately 100,000 miles annually. And, one of our favourite things to share with each other upon our return is a new travel hack we conceived or learned. We scoured the internet and selected some of our favourite hotel hacks. If you have a hotel hack that you would like to share with us, please drop us a line!
Hotel hacks – don’t travel without them!
You arrived well into the night and you just want to sleep. However, there is light coming into the room because the drapes do not close all the way. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I need complete darkness! If you’re like me, here is a simple fix.
But wait, there is still a bit of light coming through the bottom of the door, not to mention the noise. Try this next time!
Some hotels have an interesting cleaning product smell. For those with a sensitive olfactory system. This hack is for you!
This next hack is quite clever. You have a meeting / conference and you discover last minute that your room does not have an iron and you can’t wait for one to be sent up. What do you do?
Food and drink hotel hack
If you’re like us, you avoid the overpriced mini bar. What we prefer to do is restock it ourselves. Ensure that the mini bar is not equipped with the pressure sensors.
No mini bar? No problem.
Brought your own food? No problem.
Working away and need more outlets?
Use that ironing board as a desk, or a dining table.
To cap it off, here is a fun summary of some of things we shared plus some extras!
Governor General Award recipient Helen Hatzis lives to travel. A xenophile at heart, she continues to travel the world and shares her experience on Trip Jaunt, an online travel community and hub she co-founded in 2016. Helen is a member of North American Travel Journalists Association and the Academy of Canadian Film and Television.