“When packing, choose your shoes first, and then the clothes that work with them. Look for neutral and flexible colors for the greatest versatility.” —Quia Querisma, Plano, Texas
While T+L has its own little black book of hotel tips and air travel tricks, we wanted to take a page out of yours too.
So we teamed up with CNN to solicit advice from its seasoned iReporters as part of our Ways to Travel Better campaign—and posed some questions to get them going. What's your secret to navigating a crowded airport? How about a tip for nabbing a table at the hottest restaurant in town? Do you have a favorite money-saving app or website?
"Use the bookmark feature on Yelp to map the things you're interested in checking out," suggested Amelia Jo Hruby of Chicago, "so you're not running across town all day."
Other iReporters chimed in with tips for packing, from keeping essential medicines in a ready-to-go bag to stashing a pair of socks in your carry-on, so you don't have to tread where thousands of travelers' bare feet have been.
Read on for more of their advice, and tell us what indispensable lessons you've learned on the road in the comments below—or on Twitter with hashtag #TravelBetter.
For the complete list of 100 ways to travel better, check out T+L's December issue and tablet editions.