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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.

The 12 best hard shell suitcases you need for your travels

Are you looking for the best hard shell suitcase for your next trip? If you’re anything like me, you will have started searching online and found it to be an …

Antler Luggage Review: Clifton set of 3 in taupe

If you’re a regular reader of The Travel Hack you will already know that I love luggage! Some women love shoes and handbags but I love suitcases and travel bags! …

Family Christmas events in North Wales and Cheshire

Last year I went all out with Christmas events and we did so many. I love Christmas but I don’t enjoy the commercialism and the over-buying it often entails. So, …

Is Ibiza expensive? Prices in Ibiza during a 4-day trip

Do you want to know what the prices in Ibiza are like? Is Ibiza expensive? It’s a question lots of people have asked me since returning from a 4-day trip …

What to do in Ibiza (that isn’t clubbing!)

If you want to know what to do in Ibiza, that doesn’t involve visiting super clubs or hanging out in San Antonio, then I’ve got the perfect list of things …

How to get to Formentera from Ibiza and things to do in Formentera

Today’s blog post is all about my day trip to Formentera from Ibiza with everything we did and easy instructions on how to get to Formentera from Ibiza. ‘We should …

Things to do in Valencia: The perfect 3 day Valencia itinerary

I’ve just returned from my third trip to Valencia and I still don’t think I’ve done all the things to do in Valencia! This gorgeous city is bustling and vibrant …

How to Travel with Hand Luggage Liquids (& fit all your toiletries in that tiny bag!)

If you’re travelling abroad for the first time in a while you may be feeling confused about the rules surrounding hand luggage liquids. What liquids can you take in your …

Porth Iago: Is this the best beach in North Wales?

I’ve lived in North Wales nearly all of my life but there are still hidden gems and gorgeous beaches I still discover today. Porth Iago is one of those! Porth …

Why you should take your family camping in Europe

Have you ever considered a family camping holiday to Europe? Many people will have grown up with their family summer holidays spent camping in Europe but, if you’re anything like …

20 things to do in Salou, Spain

If you’re heading to Salou for your summer holidays this year then you’re in for a treat because there are so many things to do in Salou! I visited Salou …

How to create the ultimate kids activity pack for travel

Today I’m sharing my ultimate kids activity pack that is perfect for travel or whenever you need to keep your kids entertained in small spaces! If, like me, you have …