Whether you are flying, bussing, or driving, travel (especially around holidays!) can be STRESSFUL. Everywhere you look is expensive flights, horrible traffic, long lines, stern TSA employees (we hope not!) – it can be really overwhelming. So here are some tips for the most stress-free travel this season!
- Plan your outfits. When packing, plan your outfits as best you can and try to pick versatile pieces that you can wear multiple times in different ways. This will help keep your luggage minimal and organized which is a huuuge stress saver!
- Designate a bag or compartment for the important stuff. I don’t know about you but I ALWAYS bring my tote bag on flights and long car rides that has all the things I know I’ll need during the trip. I make sure to have my passport, tickets, wallet, snacks, water, a sweater and headphones all in the same place so I can grab it quickly when needed.
- Speaking of the important stuff… Your most important travel buddies: your water bottle + face moisturizer. Seriously, don’t leave home without it. Especially if you are flying, the air used on planes is very dehydrating so make sure you are drinking enough water (ideally more than normal!) throughout the day and applying moisture when needed. No one wants to get to their destination with flaky skin or a breakout!
- Pack snacks. It can be challenging to find healthy and affordable snacks in the airport so I recommend bringing some fruit, veggies, or nuts with you as they travel well and are easy to eat in a vehicle.
- Add an extra half an hour. No matter what mode of transportation you are using, add some buffer time to make sure that you are not frantically running behind. Even if you’re early, you will have some time to walk around or read, which is so much better than nearly missing your flight!
- Focus on your breath. Sometimes, despite our best intentions and planning, things just go wrong. If you find yourself in a stressful situation, try to take long deep breaths and remind yourself that getting to your destination safely is the most important thing, even if you are a little late or you had your lunch confiscated (yes, I am speaking from personal experience). It will all work out eventually 🙂
Happy travels and warm weather fun from us at Get Up And Do Something!
Written by GUADS staff member Kate