Sunny days and clear skies mean travel time. Whether it’s a quick getaway somewhere near, a happy-go-lucky road trip, or a full-blown vacation abroad, the options are endless for creating more happy memories. As with any adventure, though things can challenge your cool thinking. To minimize hassles and maximize the good times, here are some tips to help you make sure that enjoying the hottest destinations will be a no sweat affair.
Alert others. Tell people that you will be travelling: your loved ones, your boss, and your customers. This lessens the chance of them calling you and disrupting that massage you scheduled.
Pack smart. List the essentials and commit to bringing just those things. You can buy the small items you need like toiletries anyway. Bring medicines and wet wipes, though, for staying ready and clean on the road. Having less helps you place your bag in whatever bins are available on the plane, in trains, and on buses, too. Another good thing to pack is an extra bag for unexpected shopping and, in case your travel bag breaks, you have a spare.
Good timing. Traffic is not something under your control so plan ahead for it. Leave at least 15 minutes earlier than usual and use traffic apps so you don’t rush and get stressed trying to catch your flight or ride. In case you do arrive earlier, that’s some extra relaxation time for you—a great way to start any trip!
On apps and gadgets. If you’re using new apps for your trip, practice it first so you can use it more quickly and avoid looking like a tourist in your destination. Also upload your pictures at the end of each day so they are saved and you don’t lose anything in case your phone falls in the ocean!
Food and drink. Have snacks on hand and choose them well. Nuts, fresh and dried fruits ,and fiber bars are great because they’re filling. Have candies, too, for instant energy boost. Proper hydration is essential so drink enough and bring enough water with you. Coffee, tea, and alcohol can also dehydrate you so avoid them before the trip or on the road if you can.
Self-care. Long rides can make you feel a bit stinky. Wash your face every few hours to refresh. If there’s no sink, wet wipes will do.
Take advantage of stopovers to stretch your body to avoid body pain or discomfort (especially if you plan to do activities like hiking, surfing, etc.). Stretching enhances your mood, too. Using deodorant with 24-hour protection like Check Anti-Perspirant Deodorant helps keep you smelling and feeling fresh. Check for Men has a quick-dry, non-stain formula while Check for Women has an effective whitening formula to lighten underarms.