While traveling is a great way to explore, gather your thoughts and recharge, it can also get exhausting. Of course the destination itself is probably worth it, but the whole traveling process can be really tiring – especially if you haven’t prepared for it. In fact, there are a few things that could make this experience much more enjoyable.
Here are some tips to keep in mind while traveling to make the whole process a lot more comfortable.
First thing’s first – there’s no fashion shows in the airport. It is important to dress comfortably, choosing the most comfortable clothes and shoes. That can really improve the whole experience because wearing tight clothing or high heels can make being on the road truly miserable.
Another thing to consider is to choose clothing that can be easily removed and put back on. We all know the feeling when it becomes too hot or cold and there’s nothing you can do about it. That’s why it’s important to be prepared.
Remember to stay hydrated
This is the most common tip you will find on traveling, but only because it is just that important. During traveling you might get more exhausted than on a daily basis, so staying hydrated is extra important.
Avoid caffeine-filled drinks and drink clean water instead. Coffee and tea or other caffeine drinks will have an impact on your sleep schedule and you might be robbing yourself of the possibility of getting some much needed sleep. Since security won’t let you through with a full bottle of water, just take an empty one instead. You can refill it after the security check.
Don’t forget your moisturizer
On long trips, you might have to skip your usual daily beauty routine. The air on planes is drier, so make sure your bag contains moisturizing face and hand creams, as well as disinfectant. If the flight is long, you can always take a moisturizing face mask with you.
Although keep in mind that every airline has different rules when it comes to having liquids on the plane. If any of the beauty products are liquid, keep in mind that one package can not exceed 100 ml in the hand luggage. For example, you can take 70 ml of face wash and 100 ml shampoo.
Choose your seat before flight
When checking in online, you will most often be able to choose your seat for free or by paying a little extra. In most cases you can take a look at plane seating planning, other passengers’ pictures, and even feedback on the comfort of seating. This is a small extra step, but it will make a big difference.
You can enjoy the many views of the sky at the window seat and make it more comfortable to sleep, but you’ll have to push past the other passengers every time you will want to get out. If you want to avoid this situation, the seat next to the aisle will be more appropriate.
Get yourself a travel pillow
Buying yourself a travel pillow can be a real lifesaver on long trips. Besides, it doesn’t even take up that much space – you can easily just attach it to your backpack and be ready!
When you want to be more comfortable in your seat or sleep, with a travel pillow it can be done almost as comfortably as if it was in your own bedroom. The travel pillow costs only a few euros, but will be a useful ally on both long and short trips. If the regular travel pillow doesn’t seem compact enough for you, an inflatable pillow is also a great choice.
Take a backpack with you
The best choice for hand luggage is a comfortable backpack with lots of compartments. That way you can easily manage all the things you take with you and avoid the uncomfortable pulling of suitcases.
Also worth mentioning – keep the most valuable belonging close to yourself, safe. For this you can use, for example, a fanny pack. In order not to pay any extra attention to them, wear a jacket over the bag. Traveling may put you in situations with huge crowds of people, and it’s not hard to be a victim of pickpocketers.
Don’t forget to think about entertainment
Although on long flights planes are more likely to be equipped with movies, music and games, the offered entertainment won’t always be to your liking. Try getting prepared by charging your phone, downloading your favorite songs and movies.
If you forget to take care of the entertainment before the trip, don’t worry. There will definitely be an option to buy some magazines and even books at the airport.
Take your must-have medication
Many people usually experience some discomfort during the flight in their ears due to pressure changes. To avoid this pain, take some candy or chewing gum with you. Also think about medicine that you might need during your trip, such as painkillers.
If you need to take some prescribed medicine, make sure that you have purchased it in time and it will be enough for the entire trip. It’s also worth considering health insurance, especially if it is planned to go on a long holiday.
That’s it for the tips. Hopefully you took some notes and will have an absolute best trip possible!