Travelling is one of life's greatest pleasures, but it can also be a worst nightmare when things go wrong.

Whether it's lost luggage, a dodgy meal or a wandering child, there are plenty of elements that could lead to disaster.

But regular travellers have now been sharing their favourite life hacks to prevent disaster.

On the Pro Life Tips section of the Reddit website, women and men have shared everything from the cheapest way to withdraw money, to the best way to skip queues at Disneyland.

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Read on to discover some travel tips that could transform your next trip...

Save recommendations on Google Maps

If a person recommends a place they've been to, star it on your Google Maps account - that way if you are in the area, it will remind you to visit.

Take a picture of your luggage before airport check-in

If it gets lost, it will be easier to show staff a photo than to describe it, especially if you are in a foreign country.

Take a photo of your luggage to make things easier if it gets lost in transit. Photo / 123RF
Take a photo of your luggage to make things easier if it gets lost in transit. Photo / 123RF
Get cashback from convenience stores instead of using cash points

Grabbing a cheap soft drink and getting a small amount of cash back is often cheaper than paying the cash point charge - and you'll have a refreshing drink.

Cash points in 7-11 stores in Japan have English menus

If you struggle to understand Japanese, head to a 7-11 shop when in Japan.

Their cash points are free and they also have English, French and German translation.

Choose a soft piece of carry-on luggage without wheels

Carry-on suitcases use up extra space for the wheels and they are heavier, so by using a soft bag you can take more items.

How to order an Uber taxi at airports that don't allow them

Take an airport shuttle to any hotel - they are unlikely to check your booking - then pick up an Uber taxi from there.

To be extra smart, choose a hotel that is relatively near your final destination.

For shorter queues at Disneyland, hit the rides when the fireworks start. Photo / 123RF
For shorter queues at Disneyland, hit the rides when the fireworks start. Photo / 123RF
How to avoid long queues at the most popular rides at Disneyland

Wait until the fireworks start, as the queue will be shorter then.

To get fit more into a suitcase, pack it upright

By loading it from the bottom upwards, it is easier to fit more in.

It also makes it easier to find clothes when the bag is open and laid horizontally.

How to take the perfect picture of a ceiling

Put the camera in the middle of the room on a timer and step out of shot.

How to make it easier for your child to find you

Write your contact information on their wrist and cover it with a liquid plaster, to stop it from rubbing off.