5 Tips for Traveling Comfortably

5 Tips for Traveling Comfortably

Let's all be honest for one second... 

A flight can be one of the most boring experience in my life.  Splendid as airplanes are, they are filled with inconveniences. Air travel has always been like this, and it's unlikely to change anytime soon.

Despite how inconvenient and unbearably uncomfortable it can be, there are still ways you can make the most out of traveling, and do it in comfortable fashion. Below are our tips on how you can make the most out of your flights this summer and for the rest of the year. 

1. Pack light

Going on trips without bringing a lot of stuff is easier than traveling with a lot of stuff. You can move through crowded places, ride quickly at airports and not pay extra to take your stuff with you if it weighs too much.

In short, packing light makes the entire experience of an airport much more enjoyable for everyone involved. 

People standing in an airport looking at a plane.

There are a bunch of different methods that you can find over the web, like the 1-2-3-4-5-6 rule, or layering on the plane, or simply changing the types of shoes you travel with. 

But our number one tip for making your flight more convenient is ditching the unnecessary items that you don't need to bring with you. That includes bulky neck pillows that you're likely to forget, and you'll probably waste another $40.00 buying another. 

Always go with the lighter more convenient option, like a near weightless Sleepy Sleeves arm pilllow or headband pillow! 

2. Stay hydrated during your trip

What happens when people fly a lot is that they get rather dehydrated. That isn't just a figure of speech;  it's true  in the literal scientific sense that your body loses water faster than it's getting new water. 

Lack of fluids during a long – or even short – flight can make for a terrible flying experience. In an already uncomfortable situation, having a dehydrated headache can ruin the entire day. 

Glass of water

So, if you have to hit the sky, the best thing you can do is load up on a lot of fresh water. Even the night before, you should have at least 1 to 2 tall glasses of fresh water, so you can stay hydrated and happy throughout your travel. 

3. Keep up with your routines

Traveling can be very disruptive to your daily plans and routines. Even so, it's always best to try to do as much of your daily routine as possible before traveling. 

When we vacation, we often act on impulses. This helps us explore various places and things but leads to inconsistent activities during our trip. But before we are able to totally disconnect and enjoy the destination, sticking to your routine and habits can help lower the stress of the travel day. 

Woman stretching on a purple yoga mat

So make sure that you do as much as you can before you hit the road or skies, and even take advantage of doing what you can while at the airport. Of course, if you need to rest in between things, you always have a comfy Sleepy Sleeve to keep you cozy! 

4. Hygiene is important even while flying

It's easy to veg out while traveling. Heck, it's one of the best parts about being on the go! But that doesn't mean that you should ignore basic hygienic principles that you'd follow through with if you were at home. 

Pack a few basic hygiene products that you can use to freshen up throughout your flight. Use these products to feel clean and fresh even after you’ve arrived at your destination.

Doing this will help you feel fresh and ready once you arrive at your destination. Plus, it'll also make your flight way more comfortable, and a much more pleasant journey. 

5. Practice patience

We live in a fast-paced world where everyone has somewhere to be and something important to do. However, getting frustrated at the slightest inconveniences creates unwanted aggression that helps literally no one. 

Breathing exercises, meditation, and mental preparation can go a long way not just for your travel days, but also for your overall quality of life. It will help reduce your stress in and out of the airport, and pairing relaxation techniques with a super comfortable portable pillow can make your voyages a wonderful experience. 

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