We have all talked about travelling to faraway places, and wandering about and exploring new and unknown cities and towns. Have you ever thought about everything that happens before you reach your destination? Not very often, have you?
Travelling abroad is exciting, but sometimes, even for the most seasoned of travellers, long haul flights can be tough and tiring, sometimes, sickening too!
Here is a list of 10 essential travel hacks to keep in mind to become a Pro at travelling.
1) Choose your food carefully
Food rich in carbohydrates like spaghetti, whole grain bread and oatmeal help induce insulin secretion, which may minimize or even prevent jet lag.
2) Choose your seat carefully, if possible
Snag a window seat because it gives you a nice wall to rest on, a nice view of the clouds, and you won’t be disturbed by beverage-carts and moving passengers.
3) Pack wisely
Sometimes, luggage can make all the difference (good and bad) in your travel experience. Depending on the length of the trip, pack only very necessary things, and no everything under the sky that might seem important to you.
4) Avoid too much alcohol
“Let me have one more drink.” This one line could spoil your flight journey, as well as others’ around you. And after the alcohol, make sure you have enough water to counter-balance the dehydration caused.
5) Bring a neck pillow
Perhaps, one of the most important elements of a long flight journey, a neck pillow makes sure you don’t wake up with a painful sprain, or muscle pull in your work, and guarantees a peaceful sleep.
6) Bring earplugs
Noise cancelling headphones or earplugs help in a stress-free and quiet sleep by blocking out the engine’s ambient roar.
7) Be friendly with the staff
The flight staff is present for your convenience and to serve you. Treat them with respect, and try to befriend them.
8) Pack protein-rich snacks
Dry fruits, almonds and protein bars are important for a full belly at all times. Instead of spending exorbitant amounts in buying eatables on the plane, carry these small snacks to munch on when you are hungry.
9) While getting off the plane..
We tend to forget that we are human beings when it comes to leaving an aircraft. Everyone tries to stand up and leave the aircraft as soon as it lands. Wait for your turn, and move in a line next time onwards.
10) Food at the airport
Be ready with prior research about the airport you are landing at/boarding from, and search for eateries, and good food joints at your terminal and airport beforehand, so that you save yourself the time and trouble, and directly head to the restaurant after landing.