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Welcome to The Travel Hack

I’m Monica and I’m a travel writer and blogger based in Wales.

The Travel Hack began in 2009 while backpacking around Asia and Australia. I share travel hacks and inspiration to help you get out and see the world as well as tips and ideas for days out with kids!

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My recent trips have taken me to Krakow in Poland and Vilnius in Lithuania to prove you can have a short break for £200 or less!


The Travel Hack Tote is the latest bag in the range. This large shoulder bag is the perfect dimensions for the easyJet ‘free’ underseat cabin bag and it’s big enough for a weekend away!

With plenty of handy pockets and compartments, this tote will keep all of your documents, gadgets and clothes neatly organised. There’s a pocket for all of your bits and bobs so nothing gets lost!


The Travel Hack Backpack can be used as the ‘free’ underseat bag on Ryanair flights and has plenty of clever compartments to keep your belongings organised for stress-free travels and days out.

This is a diverse backpack and is a popular choice not only for travelling but for work, hiking, a baby bag or a gym bag.


This is more than just a cabin case. This is a stylish way to breeze through the airport, knowing your suitcase is the perfect size to get onboard the plane! With easy access pockets and a top handbag compartment, The Travel Hack Cabin Case makes it easy to remove belongings for security and access everything you need during the flight.

50 things to do in Tenerife

If you’re thinking Tenerife is just all about package holidays and resorts then think again. The island has a striking volcanic landscape (did you know there are 300 volcanoes on …

How do I backup my iPhone? Quickly transfer photos and videos from your iPhone

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to backup your iPhone without spending a fortune on iCloud storage? Today I’m sharing the simplest way to backup your iPhone. …

Dylan Coastal Resort Review: My stay at Luxury Lodges

Twixmas.  It’s a funny time of year. It’s that week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Each year I picture that week to be cosy and festive. I plan …

Packing list for a UK holiday

Here’s your ultimate packing list for a UK holiday. If you’re just after the list in bullet point format with no waffle then please scroll to the bottom of this …

Domaine des Ormes: The incredible French campsite you need to visit

I’m sharing my honest review from our family holiday to Domaine des Ormes campsite in Brittany, France. We’ve stayed at lots of campsites in France and Domaine des Ormes was, …

Staying at the Romania Ice Hotel in Transylvania

Staying in an ice hotel has been on my bucket list for years! I visited one in Finland and it was incredible but it was way too expensive to stay …

18 hotels and villas near Siam Park: The best Siam Park Tenerife Hotels

I’m here to share some of the best hotels near Siam Park. There isn’t an official Siam Park Tenerife Hotel but there are lots nearby that are walking distance to …

Siam Park Beach: The secret Siam Park area you need to know about!

If you’re looking for Siam Park Beach, I’m here to let you in on a little secret. There are two ‘beaches’ at Siam Park and the second one I’m sharing …

10 things you need to know about travelling with toiletries in your hand luggage (2023 UK version)

If you’re travelling with toiletries in your hand luggage there are a few things you need to know. Remember, these rules are all enforced and if you don’t follow the …

8 incredible castle hotels in Transylvania

Transylvania is an incredible area to visit and it’s home to so many beautiful castle hotels. I fell in love with the area during a 4-day Transylvania holiday that took …

11 things to do in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura may only be 100 km in length but this Canary island is home to hiking trails, picture-perfect villages, cultural sites, diverse natural landscapes, and more. There are so many …

Can you take hair straighteners on a plane in hand luggage?

Can you take hair straighteners in hand luggage? Yes, you can! You just need to remove your hair straighteners from your hand luggage when you go through airport security, so …