Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - YOUR VIEW -

When I buy sheets, pil­low cases or mat­tress pro­tec­tors, I keep the plas­tic bags with zips for pack­ing my clothes in a suit­case in­stead of buy­ing ex­pen­sive di­viders. I also travel with a card­board cylin­der to pack break­ables. It can be stuffed with socks or small items to stop them mov­ing around. KAYE CHAM­PION


On our last trip to the US we bought a SIM card through The SIM is de­liv­ered to your ho­tel al­ready ac­ti­vated and they send you the num­ber in ad­vance, which is handy for book­ing tours etc. It had un­lim­ited calls and data too. They also have pack­ages for Europe. JO MARKS


I love to make photo books from on­line photo mak­ers with the best of my hol­i­day travel snaps. They make in­cred­i­ble con­ver­sa­tion pieces and give loads of in­spi­ra­tion and laughs to fel­low trav­ellers. JULIE LEGGE


Some cruise ships re­quire a credit card for on-board pur­chases. What they don’t spec­ify is that it must have your name printed/em­bossed on it. So pre-pur­chased travel cards can be re­jected for this rea­son. Take a backup card to avoid be­ing caught short. MARGARET TOPP


My wife and I fly reg­u­larly from Aus­tralia to South-East Asia, usu­ally with bud­get air­lines. And I pay a lit­tle

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