Traveling is not just all about the fun, excitement, and the myriad of positive things that come with it. It can also be stressful, tiring, and frustrating depending on the situation. Thankfully, there are always ways to prevent and minimize some of the unpleasantness – or deal with it in the best possible way. And here are just some of them.
1. Doing some advance planning, whether you are a planner or spontaneous traveler, helps in making every trip as smooth as it can be. It is about taking care of what may seem like the little things that could throw a wrench into your travel plans. Your future self will thank you for all the solid preparations you made prior to the trip once you experience how seamless some things could be when you have prepared for it well.
2. Dress comfortably and pack suitable clothes that describe your own personal style. Know the airline rules, if any, about what it considers as “appropriate attire”. This can help you avoid being banned from your flight for wearing leggings like what an airline did to two girls in early 2017. Choose clothes for comfort, convenience, and style that best fits your needs and preferences.
3. Pack as lightly as you can. While some people travel with the barest essentials in their carry-on or checked-in luggage, others may feel more comfortable having more of what they think is needed for the trip. If you can identify with the latter, you can try to trim down your packing list to find that balance between having more of the essentials and fewer extras to go in your bags.…