5 Tips for The Traveling Book Lover by Stefanie London
Today we have Stefanie London stopping over to share some traveling tips for book lovers.
Plus she has a print cover book giveaway. (USA only)
I LOVE to travel. Spending days walking the streets of a new city or checking out famous landmarks is my idea of a great time. And since moving to Canada in 2014, I've travelled a lot. Being a bookworm, travelling with books is what I do. So here are my top tips for the travelling book lover!
Tip #1 invest in a pair of noise-cancelling headphones
Yes, they're expensive. But plane engine noise gives me a shocking headache and I seem to be a magnet for screaming children on planes. Now I simply pop on my headphones to block out the world and put my nose in a book. It’s so much easier to read without the noise of a plane!
Bonus tip: try a white noise or ambient noise app to have some sound in the headphones that won’t distract you from the awesome book you’re reading.
Tip #2 less is more when it comes to packing
Since travelling more frequently, I've started to get a hang of this whole 'packing light' thing (which in my case, is more packing lighter than light, but I digress). One area where I'm strict is books: I limit myself to one physical book (no hardbacks!) and my ereader. While I will always love a print book, the ease of an ereader makes so much sense for travel. Plus, packing light means if you happen to stumble across a book store while you’re travelling then you have space to bring some new literary friends home.
Tip #3 check out libraries in the places you’re visiting
So many cities have incredible libraries and they can make a really cool trip filled with culture and history. This is a great way to get your literary fix even if you’re travelling with non-bookish friends. There are plenty of lists of amazing libraries around the world, but here’s one to get you started: https://www.momondo.com/discover/article/best-libraries-in-the-world
Tip #4 bring a Ziploc bag for reading by the water
Have you got an ereader that’s not waterproof? Yeah, me too. Don’t miss out on the chance to read in that glorious hotel bathtub. Simply put your ereader in a Ziploc bag and seal it shut. That way, if you happen to drop it then you won’t have to be without it for the rest of your trip. Alternatively, investigate waterproof covers if you’re the kind of person who likes to read in the bath on a more frequent basis.
Tip #5 use your socks and shoes to protect delicate items
This one isn’t just for bookworms, but for anyone who’s picked up a precious keepsake on their travels. If you’re packing something small and delicate into your checked baggage, encase it in a sock to protect against breakage. Then add the second sock over it as another layer, and stuff the whole thing inside a shoe.
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