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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!

Latest blog posts

Read all the latest posts from the blog here.

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!

Tote

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!

Backpack

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.

Suitcase

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.

Peloton Bike Update 7 Months on: Is the Peloton Bike Worth it?

Today’s blog post is an update on my original Peloton review to ask the much asked question, ‘If the Peloton bike worth it?’ I wrote my first review when I’d …

Travel decorating for travel themed interior design: 12 ideas to bring travel into your home

If you’re looking for travel decorating ideas then you’ve come to the right place! As you know, I LOVE to travel and I’m always bringing little mementos home with me.  …

Highlights from 2021: It wasn’t THAT bad, right?

This is a post I write every year but I wasn’t going to write one for 2021. We spent the first part of the year in lockdown, the majority of …

Zipmas review: Santa’s underground Grotto in a Victorian Slate Mine in Wales!

Today I’m sharing our experience visiting Zipmas, an incredible underground grotto in a Victorian slate mine in Wales. Our family loved Zipmas as it was such a unique and exciting …

A Krakow Weekend Break: The perfect itinerary for a cheap break to Krakow

If you’re looking for a cheap break to Krakow then I’ve got you covered in today’s blog post! I’m sharing my top tips for a Krakow weekend break with the …

The Travel Hack Luggage and the all new Tote Bag

I have a bit of an obsession with luggage. Some girls like shoes. Some girls like handbags. I like luggage! Suitcases and backpacks and shoulder bags, I love them all! …

Holafly Review: How to avoid data roaming charges while you travel

Today’s blog post has been written in collaboration with Holafly and is all about how to avoid data roaming charges while we travel. It’s something more and more of us …

4 of the best heated jackets for women

Today’s blog post is about finding the best heated jacket to keep you warm this winter. We’re just delving into the cold weather here in the UK so it’s time to …

Wondershare Filmora Review: The simple way to make travel videos

If you’re looking for simple software to edit your videos then I’d like to introduce you to Wondershare Filmora. This post has been sponsored by Filmora but after using the …

Prices in Vilnius: How much my 3 day trip to Lithuania cost

I’m currently on a mission to prove that short holidays are surprisingly affordable. You can visit exciting, new and adventurous destinations without breaking the bank. I’m aiming to have 3-day …

Multimac Road Coat Review: Cosy, safe coats for winter travels

If you’re a parent you’ve probably been told at some point you’re not meant to put children in car seats while wearing bulky winter coats. I know, I know! It’s …

25 Things to do in Krakow Old Town

If you’re visiting Krakow for a weekend or just a couple of days then I highly recommend spending one day looking at all the things to do in Krakow Old …