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Three quick tips to make your travel easier (and who doesn’t like easier)

Three quick tips to make your travel easier (and who doesn’t like easier)

Are you planning a trip? Great! Travel is wonderful, isn’t it? New sights, sounds, food, and culture and whether the trip is for business or leisure, there are always things to look forward to.

But here’s the truth. Even with all of the excitement there is always just a small amount of stress, mostly because of all of the details that must be executed.

Here are three top tips to help pave the way to a successful and stress-free trip:

Leave enough time to pack with care

Whether it’s an overnight trip or one that will keep you away for an extended amount of time, you want to be certain to pack all of the things you need in order to be comfortable. The correct amount of clothes, toiletries, technology, and medicines must be carefully packed so that you don’t have to try and fill in what you forgot once you arrive at your destination. Don’t wait until the night before to begin packing. It’s easier and less stressful to pack slowly, creating a list as you place each item into your suitcase or carry-on.

The night before you leave you should feel relaxed and ready to get on your way.

Plants, pets, mail…oh my!

Even a short trip means that you have to account for some of the things you usually handle when you are home. You may need to hire someone to take care of your pet, water your plants, and take in your mail. Rarely, is anyone able to leave for a trip and have nothing to take care of at home, unless there is someone else at home that will take care of these details.

Plot the logistics of your trip to the airport

At long last the time has come for you to go to the airport. Now, for many people, this part of the trip is fraught with tension whether because they don’t leave enough time or didn’t know the best route to follow. All of a sudden, there is a very distinct possibility that they might arrive at the airport without enough time to check their bags and get through security, etc.

Has this ever happened to you? I hope not because it can be a very stressful experience.

Even though you might be telling yourself “it’s a straight shot to JFK” we know that Murphy’s Law can prevail.

I’d love to suggest that you arrange for DH2 to help you arrive in plenty of time and without any muss or fuss, but I’ll be fair. Even if you don’t select DH2, please make certain to carefully consider the logistics for this part of your trip so you can be assured of an easy start to what should be a pleasurable experience.

Like in most things, a little planning can go a long way to helping you have an enjoyable journey.

Credits

Nancy Vargas in collaboration with Adrian Miller (A’s Net)