Fight The Stress – 5 Tips For A Stress Free And Comfortable Journey

Travel Tips - Tips To Have A Stress Free TripStress before, during and after traveling is one of the worst experiences that any traveler can come in contact with. With that said though, most of the stress can be easily eliminated if you simply prepare for your trip early and arrive in a timely manner.

To help you eliminate the stress that often comes with traveling, here are 5 tips that you should consider following to have a stress free and relaxing journey.

Formulate a plan and do your research

Before booking a flight, make sure that you do some research about the country or city that you’ll be visiting first. Create a schedule of when you’ll be departing and when you’ll be coming home. Make sure that you also book a hotel at least a good few weeks before your trip.

Sure, being spontaneous has its charms but it’s not really that fun to have to travel around looking for accommodations in a country you’re not really familiar with.

Never pack at the last minute

This is absolutely one of the big reasons why a lot of people leave important things behind when they’re traveling. A few days before your trip make sure that you create a list of the things that you need to bring with you. Creating the list a few days before the trip can really help you finalize everything and give you the time to buy some of the things you need. This also helps you to control what you bring and avoid over packing.

Having your things packed 1 – 2 days before your trip can give you the opportunity to relax and get a good night’s sleep before your flight. Really fight off that urge to procrastinate and just get packed in advance.

Take along your travel pillow with you

I see my travel pillow as my partner when I’m traveling. I never travel without it. For me this is a very important commodity that can help me relax and even get some sleep in any kind of vehicle. If you don’t have a neck pillow yet then I highly suggest that you get one. Believe me when I say that it will do wonders for your trip.

Arrive at the airport early

One thing that can be really stressful is the thought that your plane may leave you behind. Passengers who are late regularly end up missing their flights so don’t let that be you. With all the queues and security check-ups in the airport, it can often really take some time before you reach the waiting area. For this reason, it’s important that you really arrive at the airport early. This is to eliminate any need to rush and you won’t have to worry about being left behind.

Have a good meal before the flight

I don’t know about you but I’m actually one of those people who get really cranky when they’re hungry. This is why I make sure to eat properly before I head to the airport. Not only will the food taste better but it will be cheaper compared to buying it at the airport. Having a full stomach after a healthy meal can also put you in a better mood. Just make sure not to overeat.

There you go!

I really hope that you find the tips mentioned above helpful when you’re traveling. The tips above can definitely help you have a stress free trip but remember to also think positive and enjoy the trip. Sometimes no matter how prepared we are, if our mind is set to see the negatives then it will definitely be a stressful and miserable trip.

Happy traveling!

Written by Kaye


Kaye is a traveler by heart and she doesn’t leave without her partner in crime, her travel pillow. Kaye is also into the arts and crafts hobby and loves embroidery and knitting. She will be sharing traveling tips to help you get the most out of your journey.

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