by Sean Devlin, Front Rush
There is this idea of ‘hacking’ in the computer world. No, not gaining access to networks and other people’s computers like you see in the movies. More like using little known secrets to improve your situation (think MacGyver). In this article, we are going to discuss some travel hacks that we have learned over time that can help you on your next recruiting journey.
Know Which Side The Gas Tank Is On In Your Rental
When your are in an unfamiliar car (typically a rental) and you go to get gas, take a quick look at the dashboard. The car will have an arrow (or something similar) indicating which side of the car the pump is on.
Get A Free Upgrade With A Van
Have you ever rented a van instead of a standard coup? In our experience, the vans typically have all the amenities. They come with Sirius internet radio, backup cameras, more leg room and they can double as a hotel room which makes up for the additional cost of gas. And what is really great is that rental companies want to get rid of them because nobody wants to rent them. So rent a normal car at normal car prices and then ask for the upgrade to a van.
Hang Out In The Baller Lounges At The Airports
Most airports have lounges that offer free wifi, comfy couches, free food, free drinks and some even have showers. There are a number of ways to get into them but the simplest and cheapest is the Priority Pass . You can find information on the website at http://www.prioritypass.com/. There is nothing better when you have a long layover then heading to one of the lounges where it is quiet, and you can grab a free Coca-Cola and get some work done on the free wifi.
Organize Your Travel Through Tripit
Tripit https://www.tripit.com is the way to organize all of your traveling and have access to it on your mobile device. It automatically tracks all of your travel plans without having to do any data entry. It simply connects to your email account and whenever you get an email regarding a travel itinerary, the information automatically gets pulled into Tripit.
Never forget your iPhone charger
This is just cool. It has not been released yet, but we think people will love it. It’s an iPhone charger that is the size of a standard key that fits on your keychain. For information go to http://www.hellonomad.com/products/chargekey-iphone5.
Shorten Your Airport Check-In Experience
If the check-in line is really long AND you must check-in first, then use the curb side check-in. They can perform the same actions but are often overlooked as people run inside.
Upgrade Your Room For Free
Always ask for a free upgrade when you get to the hotel. It’s just silly not too 🙂 The probability is just too high.