8 Ways to Make Your Travels More Comfortable

Travelling is great. You see new things, meet new people, get new experiences, and just become an all round better person in general. However, that isn’t all there is to travelling. You don’t just magically get from place to place without being a little bored, tired, and irritable first. You need to get to these new places somehow, and it’s times like this that can be quite uncomfortable. Whether you’re on a plane or bus, travelling from place to place can be uncomfortable. Here are 8 ways to make your travels more comfortable:

Pack Lightly

Try to pack as lightly as you can so you haven’t got to lug around a monster suitcase as you go from place to place. The lighter you pack, the better. This might not be possible if you’re travelling for a long time, but try to do inventory checks as you go. Get rid of things along the way if you don’t need them anymore. Try not to accumulate too many things. Packing light and not really needing much can give you a massive sense of freedom.

Dress in Layers

By dressing in layers, you’ll be well prepared for whatever the temperature may be, wherever you are. You can take off and add layers whenever necessary, so you’re never too hot or too cold. You never know how cold you’ll be on a bus or aeroplane, so it’s always better to be prepared.

Hire the Right Kind of Transport

Hiring the right kind of transport is a must if you’re going to make your travels comfortable. For example, you might save money by taking a longer trip to your destination on a train or boat, but how comfortable is it going to be? It might be worth spending a little bit more to make your trip quicker and better. It all depends on where you’re going and what you’re taking, etc. In some cases you might find it more suitable to hire your own transport. You can find tips for hiring a charter bus here.


Photo credit: Christian Bélanger

Photo credit: Christian Bélanger

Book As Much As You Can in Advance

By booking things in advance, such as your flight meal and airport transfers, you know you have everything sorted before you even get to where you’re going. You won’t need to worry at all, you can just get to your destination in peace.

Take Eye Masks and Ear Plugs

Eye masks and ear plugs will help you to sleep. Sleeping on transport can be stressful, especially if you’re surrounded by noisy kids or somebody who won’t stop talking.

Buy a Travel Pillow

Travel pillows are an amazing piece of kit to have. Whether you’re on a plane or a bus, they can properly support you and help you to get some shut eye. So much better than using a rolled up jacket!

Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated as you travel is important. Make sure you drink plenty of water so you don’t feel so lagged as you make your way around.

Don’t Stress

Stressing isn’t going to help your situation at all. Stay relaxed and you will have a much better time!


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