With the summer upon us, now is the time that we begin to think about our summer holidays. If you are off somewhere in the next month or two here are some helpful stress free travel tips that you may find useful.
Travelling these days is often very stressful. Long queues at the airport, traffic jams and crowded trains. So the idea of arriving relaxed and fresh may seem far fetched, especially if you have small children in tow.
Top Tips for stress free travelling:
- Make lists – use your phone, pen and paper or one of those special travel lists you can buy. Then brain storm all the things you will/may need – passports, tickets, adapter plugs, clothes etc. Tick the items off as you pack.
- Baby wipes or cleaning wipes are really good. They can be used to freshen up when travelling by plane, train or car. They are also great for sponging marks off clothes!
- Take bottles of water. Staying hydrated is really important. Airplanes are very dehydrating. Staying hydrated keeps you feeling fresher during your journey. This is also true for car or train journeys, so make sure you pack a bottle of water when travelling.
- Have some snacks handy. It is a good idea to pack some snacks before you leave home as these are often expensive at airports, service stations and train stations. Nuts, seeds, apples, protein bars and baby carrots all make good healthy travelling snacks.
- Travel sick? Then why not try the travel sickness bands or press the special sickness points on your wrist. This is is located about 2 1/2 finger breadths up from the wrist crease on the inside of the forearm, between the two tendons that stick out if you make your hand into a claw. Better known to acupunturists as PC6, it is the spot where you aim to press the plastic studs on the travel sickness bands.
- When you arrive at your destination aim to unwind as much as possible – ideally turn off technology! If you feel this is not possible then aim to only check in once a day and limit yourself to just 10 to 15 minutes per day
Here’s to stress free travelling and have a lovely time!