By Maria Pedone
September 06, 2013

Looking for the best travel tips? Travel + Leisure has teamed up with CNN to bring you 100 Ways to Travel Better, the definitive resource for top travel advice from experts—and you!

CNN iReporter vshilpi from Bangalore, India isn't ashamed of being a "lazy traveler." Not all tourist traps are worth visiting, and time is of the essence while you're away. Here are three of this iReporter's takeaways that will help you travel faster and more affordably:

1. On local travel: While in a major city, purchase an all-inclusive day, two-day, or week-long public transportation pass for "the ultimate money saver."

2. On dining: "If you smell something good, try it." Any spot that's bustling with locals is a good call.

3. On packing: "Pack well, but don't carry your world with you." Most items (except for medication) will be available once you land, so keep to the necessities.

Have your own travel tips? Submit an iReport here, and be sure to follow the hashtag #travelbetter on Twitter.

Maria Pedone is a digital editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @mariapedestrian.