This Christmas can be the perfect time to unplug, recharge, and focus on being present, but the summer months can also bring changing schedules and hectic travel plans. Whether you’re planning a vacation, organizing a trip for work, or spending a weekend away with relatives, the joy of getting away can get overpowered by the hassle of planning, prepping, and veering away from your regular routine. That’s why, when it comes to summer travel, we want to address the part of the process that’s not always glamorous. And propose ways to avoid those stress while travelling.
Plan ahead – plan well:
Did you know that 70,000 American Airlines customers missed their flight within the space of 5 months in a year? And that’s just one airline! Although, there are a lot of reasons why people miss their flights, an executive for the airline told a U.S congressional subcommittee that one major reason for this, is the lack of effective planning. In any case, it is stressful.owbeit that to reduce stress while travelling, the very first and most important thing is to have an effective travel plan. Since there are various reasons why people travel, (ceremonies, business appointments, vacation, relocation, conference, study, vacation/holidays, etc.) planning would be different. So, you should consider picking up an effective plan that would suit your travel demands.
Keep bags and luggage safe and smart:
One of the biggest triggers of stress while travelling is scattered/unarranged luggage. There is nothing worse than getting to the hotel reception and realizing you misplaced your wallet or credit card. How embarrassing! Or getting to your tourist centre and you realize your camera has been stolen. Dedicate quality time to pack and arrange your loads for a stress-free journey. So that you don’t have to worry about lost luggage or long waits at check-in and baggage claim.
Ship your vehicle:
If you really want to have a nice travel experience while you minimize stress, it is recommended you ship your vehicle rather than drive it. Especially if you’re going on a vacation with spouse and family, you’ll want to hit the road to have a lot of fun; like going to the cinemas, visiting a nice restaurant to enjoy dinner, visiting historical spots and nice event centres. You’ll sure need your car to reduce the cost of transportation. Meanwhile, if you’ll be shipping your luxury/personal vehicle, it is recommended that you employ the service of qualified auto transport and reliable vehicle shipping service to get maximum value and protection of your luxury.
Develop an itinerary that reduces stress:
Another way to reduce stress while travelling is to create an itinerary that reduces stress. Double-check the location you’re travelling to, check to know the condition of your business meeting, holiday/hotel destination to ensure that you’re employing the best transportation option. For example, if you’re going on an adventure where cycling is the deal, you’ll prefer to transport your bicycle or get a new one over there rather than ship your vehicle. Also, if you’re travelling with a flight, and your destination city has two options, it is better to fly nonstop. You will have to worry about making that connection the whole time.
Take some extra cash with you – you will, sure, need it:
Yes. No doubt that carrying a lot of cash around is risky – because once you’re careless with it, you lose it or it gets stolen, and there is practically no way to get it back. But what happens in situations where you are really in need of something in the middle of your journey, or you want to make payment for some kind of important service?
Oh! Cards you say?
Okay, what if the ATM/POS machine is not able to read your card or there is no ATM nearby?
Of course, using cards is a lot smarter, practical and secure. But try to have at least some cash on you just in case. This will help you avoid some stress and save a lot of trouble.
Thanks for reading…..
I am Pritam Chakrabortty. I’m a professional blogger and author. My passion is travelling and explore new unseen places. My travelling passion makes me create this blog to share my travel experiences.