We tend to think of travel adventures as one never-ending series of good moment after good moment, but this isn’t always strictly true. When you’re taking yourself out of your comfort zone, things aren’t always guaranteed to run as smoothly as you might like — that’s why it’s called stepping out of your comfort zone! If you want to enjoy your trip to the max, then it’s important that you’re working on doing the things that’ll have you looking and feeling your best. In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the most effective ways that you can do just that. You’ll find that you’re able to enjoy your trip all the more if you know that you’re looking and feeling your best.
Pick Sensible Flight Times
You should start as you mean to go on. If you want to have a relaxing trip, one in which you always feel and look refreshed, then that’s how your trip should begin. Some people take journeys whereby they feel worse by the time they land than when they took off. That’s not a great starting point, especially if you’re only going on vacation for a short period. To make it easy for yourself, look at making the logistical side of things as straightforward as possible. That means selecting reasonable departure times, reducing flight transfers, things like that. You might sometimes pay a little more than you would usually like, but it’s often worth paying the price.
Running on Gas
Of course, even if you do have a flight that’s as smooth as it can be, that doesn’t mean that you’ll always land refreshed and ready to go. This is especially the case when you’re taking a long trip, such as going to another continent. Even if you have a fluid journey, the time difference and the sheer length of the journey can take it out of you. To ensure that there are no lingering effects of the long flight, it’ll be best to get a hotel for the night near the airport after you land. You’ll be running on empty by this stage, so you wouldn’t even enjoy any sights that you saw. Instead, hit the hay, sleep well, and prepare to begin your adventure the following day.
There is most definitely space to get dressed up and look your best when you’re far from home (more on that below), but you’ll also want to make sure that you have enough comfortable clothing in the suitcase too. This especially refers to two things: the weather of the destination that you’re traveling to, and your shoes. Nothing will make you feel more uncomfortable than wearing clothes that are too warm (or worse, not warm enough). For your shoes, it’s best to focus on comfort — all going well, you’re going to be doing a lot of exploring, and there’s nothing worse than having to cut short an adventure just because your feet are beginning to hurt.
Looking the Part
Let’s not forget that we’re talking about looking your best in this article too! Feeling good is one thing, but when you’re out there living your best life, you also want to ensure that you’re always photo-worthy, always looking the part. So make sure that you’re packing some high-end clothes in your suitcase. Indeed, you may even wish to pick up some new items before you go. If you’re visiting a warm destination, then a summer dress and a bikini from HeatherLeigh Swimwear will be essentials. If you’re visiting a cold destination, then a cute hat, scarf, and gloves set with new winter boots will have you looking good.
Safe in the Sun
There aren’t too many things better than lying on a beach, soaking up the rays, but it’s important to think about the negative aspects of the sun. If you’re not practicing sun safety, then you could find that you’re ending up burned — and if it gets particularly bad, then you’re going to be in pain for days, and that could seriously derail your fun, especially as it’ll make it more difficult to sleep.
Stretch it Out
Your body could feel a little tight when you’re traveling, especially if you’ve had to take a long flight. We’re not supposed to sit for so many hours, after all. So when you land, and indeed every morning, look at stretching your body. You’ll find that it loosens you up and that you’re ready to hit the day. In fact, stretching is just a good habit to have, whether you’re on the move or not.
Hit the Spa
It’s always worthwhile treating yourself when you’re on an adventure. You might be on a budget, but some things are worth splurging on. Take your body, for example. With all your exploring and sightseeing, you’ll have put your body through a fair amount of work — why not give it some TLC, by visiting a spa? Depending on where you’re visiting, you might find that they’re a lot more affordable than you might think, especially if you’re visiting Southeast Asia. It’s especially recommended to visit a spa after a particularly long day of sightseeing. It’ll give you the little refresh that you need.
Get Enough Rest
Finally, be sure to get enough rest when you’re traveling. Sometimes we can be tempted to push ourselves to the limit because we’re excited and figure that we won’t be back in these neck of the woods anytime soon. However, if you push yourself each and every day, then there’ll come a point where you’re truly running on empty — and that’ll just have you physically and mentally drained. While you’ll want to have more than a fair share of energetic times, don’t discount building in a bit of relaxing time into your schedule. Also, just because you’re in a new destination, that doesn’t mean that you have to stay out until sunrise each night. You’ll feel (and look) much better if you’re calling it a night at a reasonable hour.