5 Tips for Stress-Free Travel
Lifestyle / a year ago
Thanksgiving Eve is the worst travel day of the year (fact). If you’re one of the unlucky people who have to travel on this day, I am so sorry. I can’t take you to your destination faster or prevent your bus from having delays, but I can give you some tips and tricks to try and make your day better. Hang in there. The food will be worth it.
1. Pack light.
As an overpacker, I know how hard this can be. But if you have as many cousins as I do, you’ll be able to have at least one person you can swap clothes with. Besides, don’t you want to save space in your suitcase to bring back leftovers?
2. Wear layers.
Whether you’re going by train or by car, wearing layers is always the way to go. You’re prepared for any change in temperature while saving space in your suitcase at the same time.
3. Bring snacks.
Snacks are very important. Healthy snacks, that is. Don’t go binging processed sugars and refined carbs. Pack something that will keep you satiated and make you feel less guilty for going back for more during dessert. Try raw fruits/veggies, whole wheat crackers, or nuts.
Going off that snacks thing, I can’t emphasize how important staying hydrated is. Drinking water not only helps keep you full but keeps your skin clear, plump, and protected from the cold.
While en route to your holiday destination, find time for yourself to recenter and take deep breaths. If you don’t already have a meditation app or a memorized exercise, try out this simple one: breathe in for 10 seconds, hold for 5, breathe out for 10. Repeat at least 3 more times, eyes closed if possible (do NOT close your eyes if driving).