5 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Travelling
Guest blog post written by Stuart Cooke, blog writer at UniBaggage.com.
Regardless of your reason for travel, whether it be for business purposes or for leisure, it certainly doesn’t come without its fair share of stresses. Even the most frequent travellers aren’t totally immune to the stresses that travelling can bring. To lend you a helping hand, we’re detailing some of the best ways to take the stress out of travelling, in the hopes of making your next travel experience a little less turbulent.
1. Book everything in advance
If you’re someone that gets easily stressed when travelling, booking everything well in advance a must. Once you have everything booked, it takes a huge weight off your mind, and you can have a little more perspective about what you need to do and where you need to go. Leaving everything to the last minute could be disastrous, not to mention expensive, so be sure to do your research and book everything ahead of time to give yourself peace of mind. This will give you more time to research the fun parts of your trip.
2. Learn language basics
If you’re travelling to a foreign language speaking country, you might want to take some time to brush up on the language basics. Navigating your way through an unfamiliar town or city can be difficult at the best of times, but this is especially the case if you don’t speak the language and can’t ask the locals for help. There are a number of apps that you can download that can help you to learn basic words and phrases. Or, if you’re planning on spending an extended period of time abroad, you could even take some language classes.
3. Ship your luggage ahead to your destination
Travelling is stressful at the best of times, but never more so than when you have to haul heavy bags and suitcases with you through taxis, train stations and airports. Then there’s the chance of being caught out with excess baggage fees, which could substantially increase the overall cost of your trip. Thankfully, luggage shipping companies offer a welcomed and affordable alternative. Booking to transport your luggage with a luggage shipping company allows you to travel luggage-free, and with many companies offering a convenient door to door collection and delivery service, you can simply meet your luggage at your destination.
4. Download apps to keep you right
These days, there are apps for everything, so there’s no better chance to make the most of them than whilst travelling. If you’re travelling abroad, the Wolfram Sun Exposure app is free to download and can help keep you right when it comes to looking after your skin in sunnier climates. Simply enter your skin type and destination and it will advise you on what sun protection level is best for you. There are also plenty of apps for transport, the best ones to use are often ones made by the specific travel provider you’re travelling with. They will show you information on the running of your chosen service and will also keep you up to date with delays.
5. Bring a distraction
If the travel experience itself makes you anxious, if you are a nervous flyer for example, it may be a good idea to bring a distraction to keep your mind occupied. If your flight lacks in-flight services to keep you entertained on a long-haul journey, bring your laptop or tablet to play your favourite movie to keep your mind off the travelling. There’s nothing worse than feeling anxious on a flight and dwelling on it for the entire journey.
Written by Stuart Cooke, blog writer at UniBaggage.com.