Travel restrictions in the recent past have made travelers feel either anxious or entitled. But, how much ever you like to travel, it can be taxing if you don’t know the right way to do it. To keep things simple and smooth, consider the tips below.
You Need Earbuds
If you’re the gregarious sort, you may want nothing more than to chat with the stranger beside you. However, many of us prefer to enjoy some solitude when we fly. To avoid TMI from your neighbor, wear earbuds. A hoodie can also add to your privacy. Traveling in a hoodie can also reduce suitcase bulk. For those concerned about being too warm, break the fashion code and pair socks with sandals; keep the hoodie on for privacy and remove your socks to cool your feet.
Study the Map
While layovers aren’t always fun, it is possible to enjoy a decent if the over-priced meal in your layover airport. Study maps available in the airline to know where you’re landing and where your new gate is. Once you land, you will have a decent idea of how far you have to travel, where the restroom is and how many restaurants you will pass along the way.
Invest in the Right Gear
Only put what is necessary for your travel neck purse or wallet. You need your ID, a paper copy of your itinerary and ticket, and a credit card. Everything else can go in your big carry-on or your computer backpack.
Your big carr-one should have extra room to hold
- your neck pillow
- your travel purse
- your cords and chargers
Once loaded, this can fit under the seat in front of you for easy access to the necessities. For example, put a plastic bag in the front pouch that contains hygiene wipes, hand sanitizer, gum, and lip balm. If your checked suitcase takes a different vacation than you do, you can at least freshen your breath and feel a bit cleaner.
Plan for Any Terrain
A quality set of suitcase rollers with heavy-duty casters can be a lifesaver. Whether you’re strolling along the sidewalks of New York or bumping over the cobblestones of Prague, a rolling suitcase will significantly expand your packing options and save your strength so you can enjoy yourself more!
A large suitcase that will sit steadily on all four wheels means that you can have both hands free at your hotel check-in or while waiting for your driver. When the handle is extended, you can slide your computer backpack and many carry-ons on top to have even more flexibility as you head for your hotel or rental home away from home. Check out Tote & Carry and make a statement to buy fashion travel sets.
Airports are not fun. You will likely be jostled, feel cramped or just get the sense that too many folks are too close to you. Get there early if at all possible, so you have time to find a spot to sit. Bring a quality read, a comfortable mask, some snacks and a collapsible water bottle.