6 go-to travel tips from Publisher of Stuff, Toby Shapshak

Toby Shapshak is not only the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Stuff, a talented freelance writer and TED speaker, but something of a “master traveller,” thanks to his robust career that led to him being doned “the most high-profile technology journalist in the country” by GQ Magazine. Here are his trusted and go-to travel tips:

On what shoes to travel in:

Travel in running shoes as you’ll walk a lot in airports. Luckily, trainers are seen as cool. I take smart shoes in my bag but never walk long distances in them.

The carry-on bag essential:

Take a pair of shorts in your carry-on bag as airports get very hot, and lightweight tracksuit trousers for sleeping on overnight flights.

How to tune out the world:

Noise-cancelling headphones are essential.

Sawubona recommends the Sennheiser PXC-550.

How to never be strapped for cash:

Always carry some forex. You’ll never know when you need cash.

Making the most of your luggage allowance:

Use a lightweight suitcase, so half your cabin luggage allowance isn’t taken up by the bag itself.

Sawubona recommends the Samsonite Lite-Locked luggage.

Travelling light:

On short trips, I only take carry-on luggage: a small hard-shell, lightweight suitcase and a compact backpack laptop bag.

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