Tips for Stress-Free Travel

Everybody will probably take a trip at least once in their lifetime. If you are new to travelling or highly accustomed to seeing the globe around you, it can be a very positive experience.

When on a road trip, it is an ideal time to listen to your favorite pre-recorded music while enjoying the ride. Often your radio signal might not work as you drive from town to town, but you can avoid that by having your own music with you.

Do not fly into a panic if your checked luggage goes missing when you travel by plane. Go to the lost luggage, show them your identification and flight documents, and fill out all the necessary paperwork. It is very rare that bags are lost forever; a little patience at this point will go a long way.

If you are thinking about going to a specific place that sells tickets, head to its website and see if it is possible to buy and print tickets from there. This is so worth it and avoiding the huge lines when you arrive at your destination . Also, parks sometimes offer timed entry, and if they do, you can use your tickets to get right to the admission line.

When planning a trip with your pet, be sure to call ahead and make sure your pet will be welcome at the hotel and ask about any fees or restrictions. Look into a variety of places before you decide, so you can see what your options are and find one that is suitable for you and your pet’s needs.

Try to get a hotel room on an upper floor. Burglars are more likely to break into a ground floor rooms. If possible, avoid rooms where sliding doors are present. Rooms such as this can be broken into.

Always pack light when travelling, and have an itinerary that lists what you plan on doing. If you are efficient, you are more likely to enjoy your trip and feel less stressed.

When traveling, you must constantly stay alert as to the location of your valuable belongings. If you carry a purse, you want to make sure that it is tucked under your arm securely. If it has a long enough strap, you should have the strap crossing your body. Avoid the use of bags with zippers that will provide easy access to nearby thieves that could easily take your valuables. Consider these things when you are picking out your travel bag.

Select a pair of shoes you will be comfortable in and can remove easily for air travel. Security staff at checkpoints will ask you to remove them. Shoes that you find comfortable are critical. Traveling by plane results in a lot of sitting and very little walking, so heavy- duty footwear is not needed or recommended. Sandals and flip-flops are best for traveling.

If you wear them, have an extra pair of eyeglasses with you when you travel. You don’t want to break your glasses and not be able to replace them because you are far away from home.

By learning more about traveling, you can better prepare yourself for future travel experiences. Always research the destination you plan on going and discover all the fun activities and tours you wish to visit. Having a well organized plan before you go will help alleviate much travel stress once you get there and you will enjoy your vacation even more. Happy travels and have fun!

Meet Christy

Less the Stress brought to you by Christy Kim a Reflexologist and Massage Therapist.  Having worked in the health field since 1999, Christy has greatly enjoyed helping several clients, family and friends with her many health treatments.

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