Are you craving for a stress free travel? Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, traveling can be stressful.
Tension can start from the planning stage up to the time you are leaving and even beyond.
Stress does not have to ruin your business or vacation. These simple tips can help you reduce the stress associated with traveling.
How to Have a Stress Free Travel
There is no replacing good planning. To ensure that your travel will be stress-free, make sure that your flights and hotel accommodations are booked and confirmed. Write down the details in someplace easily accessible. This will put you at ease knowing that these items are taken care of and there will be no surprises at the hotel desk.
Some items to consider when planning ahead:
- Hotel accommodations
- Transportation to and from your trip
- Transportation while on your trip
- Health needs
Be prepared to get lost
If you are going someplace you’ve never been before, there may be some time spent getting lost. Becoming lost is probably the biggest nightmare for travelers.
Before embarking on your trip, equip yourself with maps and some useful phrases that you can use with the locals. Carry with you a credit card, identification papers, and enough money to get around the city in case you get lost. It is also a good idea to ask your hotel for a business card which you can show to locals when you ask for directions.
- By acknowledging that you can get lost, you can better prepare and be ready for anything.
- Keep in mind that your GPS associated with your mobile phone does not work in all locations of the world. It is great if it can help you get around when necessary, but do not rely solely on your mobile GPS as it may not work upon arriving at your destination.
Keep the communication open
Staying connected with your family and friends when traveling can help to reduce stress. With technology, communication is increasingly more available. People who travel can keep in touch through mobile phones, emails, text messages, and social media.
- Note that you may be charged by your mobile phone carrier if you are outside of your plan’s geographic area.
Do not procrastinate. If on a business travel, make sure that you have done all your work before you go sightseeing, and then, if time allows, be sure to see the sights!
Eat local cuisine
Eating is crucial, obviously. Know your dietary restrictions prior to travel and stick to them, but also be adventurous and have fun in local restaurants. Before leaving, you can ask people who already traveled in the country if they can recommend any restaurants. Hotel personnel can also help you in selecting locations to eat. Don’t be afraid to order the “special” and enjoy it!
Keep a travel journal
Writing down your experiences during your travel will not only preserves the memories, it will also help you relieve stress. Describe the sights that you have seen, the places that you have been to, even the people you have met. Get small keepsakes from each experience, a napkin from the restaurant where you have eaten, a receipt from a souvenir shop, a bus ticket going to a special place. This will keep the magic of your travel with you for years to come.