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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.

1 week in Costa Dorada + 30 Things to do in Costa Dorada

I’ve just returned from Costa Dorada where I had the most incredible trip. This trip was a press trip with Jet2 so I’d like to begin by thanking them for …

10 reasons you should visit Costa Dorada for your next family holiday

Last week I visited Costa Dorada in Spain for a taste of what it’s like to have a family holiday in the region. Costa Dorada is in Catalonia, just below …

Can you take razors in hand luggage? FAQs + the surprising answers!

I’m debunking the hand luggage myth today and answering the question about whether or not you can take razors on a plane in your hand luggage. Instinct has always told …

Tips for finding hidden gems in Wales

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I was on Wales this Week last night! It’s an ITV show featuring a different topic each week that …

Tips for booking a holiday in 2022: Tips, advice and how to not get ripped off 

I’ve had a few anxious messages in my inbox this week from people who are desperate to book holidays but they don’t know where to start and they’re worried about …

Sustainability + summer sandals: My favourite summer sandals for travel

Around a year ago I was sent an email from Sandal Shop asking if I’d like to review some sandals. ‘Of course,’ I replied excitedly. ‘I can create a review …

My blogging hack to get more pageviews to old blog posts

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I had a blogging hack to get more pageviews to old blog posts. I’m sure anyone who has been blogging for a few years …

Time for an update!

Well hello! It’s been such a long time since I’ve written a blog post like this. I wrote this catch up in 2018 and I’ve just re-read it and, wow, …

Jupiter by Spacetouch Review: Does this $7,200 anti-aging device work?

What would you say if I told you there’s a device that could make your skin look and feel younger? Your skin will visibly look fresher and feel so much …

Holiday packing tips: 10 travel hacks to pack light for long holidays

I’ve shared so many holiday packing lists over the years but the question I’m always asked about is how I manage to pack light for long holidays. It’s easy to …

Llanbedrog Beach: Tips for visiting my favourite beach on the Llyn Peninsula

Llanbedrog Beach: Everything you need to know about visiting my favourite beach on the Llyn Peninsula! Llanbedrog Beach has quickly become one of my favourite beaches on the Llyn Peninsula. …

Tips for hiking with young children

I love hiking with kids. Hiking is one of my favourite past times and it’s something I was excited to do with my kids once they reached an age where …