For short flights where food isn't provided, take your own snacks to tie you over and avoid expensive airplane food.
Whether it's rowdy teenagers, loud snorers or vocal watchdogs – earplugs are a traveller's best friend after lights out.
For a suitcase space saver, snake your belts around the edge of your bag.
Look up the emergency number for the countries you're visiting. In Australia it's 000 for fire, police and ambulance.
Heading to the South Pacific? Some of our most common medical claims are for cuts on coral and gastro. Ask your doctor for recommended remedies before you go.
To sample local cuisine and brush up on your lingo, why not sign up to a cooking class?
To save precious suitcase space, roll instead of folding your clothes.
Add zip lock bags and a pen to your packing list. Both are easy to forget but very handy to have.
Try writing a travel blog. It's an easy way to keep friends and family in the loop.