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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.

Simba Hybrid Mattress Review + My relaxing jungle bedrooom

I’m a firm believer that sleep is the most important part of my day. There are some people who claim they can function on 5-6 hours of sleep a night. I am NOT one of those people! I need a solid 8-9 hours of sleep each night. I’ve got three children so I’ve had more …

The best ladies waterproof trousers

I’m on a mission to find THE best women’s waterproof trousers. I’ve been looking for a long time! Ladies waterproof trousers are surprisingly expensive and they’re often unflattering, uncomfortable or simply way out of my budget. So I’ve searched high and low for the very best ladies waterproof trousers and here’s what I found… View …

5 travel hacks to rest while you travel

Hands up if you’ve ever been on holiday and you’ve come home feeling like you need a holiday to get over your holiday!? Or maybe you’ve been away on a work trip and you’re straight back into the office and you can barely keep your eyes open, never mind give your boss a debrief about …

27 tips for selling on Vinted: How I funded my holidays by selling stuff I don’t need!

I was late to the game when it came to Vinted. I signed up in June last year and listed some of my daughter’s old clothes. They didn’t sell and the pile of clothes sat in the corner of her bedroom gathering dust. Eventually someone offered me £1.50 for a massive bag of clothes and …

Everything you need for your winter sports holiday

Packing for a winter sports holiday is extra challenging because you seem to need so much stuff! But fear not, this winter holiday packing list will simplify the packing process and help you pack your bags in no time. Here’s everything you need for a winter sports holiday… Ski jacket & ski pants If you …

Staying fit and healthy when you travel

Staying fit and healthy can be hard enough when you’re at home, never mind keeping up with a fitness regime when you travel! When you’re travelling you don’t have access to the same equipment, your schedule goes out the window, you want to enjoy all the new foods and drinks and your focus is on …

Car Hire at Malaga Airport: Convenient and Affordable Options

If you’re travelling to Malaga then I highly recommend hiring a car when you arrive! There’s so much to see and do in this gorgeous area of Spain and it’s so much more fun to do it with the freedom of your own car. You’ll see so much more (especially if you’re short on time!) …

iHoodwarm Heated Jacket Review: The hottest heated jacket on the market

For the past few weeks I’ve been testing out the iHoodwarm soft shell heated jacket and it’s time to share my thoughts! What is a heated jacket? A heated jacket has built-in heating elements to provide warmth and comfort in cold weather. It’s like having mini radiators inside your coat and they’re positioned just where …

Review of the iHood Heated Vest: Why you need one this winter

If you’re looking for a heated vest to keep you warm this winter then I know just the one. Today I’m reviewing the iHood Heated Vest, an absolute game-changer when it comes to your winter wardrobe. I’m even wearing it now as I type this up. I’m sitting in my kitchen, typing away at my …

JOVS 4D Laser Light Therapy Mask Review: Does it work!?

Today I’m reviewing the JOVS 4D Laser Light Therapy Mask. I’ve been using the mask for two months now and this is my honest review. For a $60 discount on the mask, use my code TH60M. If you’ve been trying to read up about light therapy masks online, you might have come across a lot …

What to wear on a plane

Today I’m sharing a quick and simple post about what to wear on a plane. You want to be comfy but look stylish, be warm but not hot and potentially be prepared for a dramatic change in weather! Thankfully, athleisure wear is at the top of its game right now so the shops and online …

Creating a magnetic gallery wall + canvas photos with My Picture

Today I’m sharing my review of My Picture to print a photo canvas and their Mixpix to create a magnetic gallery wall. If you’re interested in any of the products I’m sharing, you can order them on using my 15% off discount code – THETRAVELHACK15 This 15% off code is in ADDITION to any …