Summer is here and we are looking forward to holidays abroad, staycations and road trips. Whichever method of travel – car, train or plane – it can be uncomfortable and tiring, which got us thinking about our top tips for travelling in comfort.
When you travel it can be dehydrating, make sure you are well hydrated before you begin your journey.
Flights are particularly dehydrating due to the humidity and altitude, drink lots of fluids and skip the alcohol.
Take a reusable water bottle on your travels to fill up and keep with you.
When you are travelling being bloated or feeling sluggish will make your journey feel uncomfortable. Eat lighter healthier meals before travelling and pack some healthy snacks so that you have something handy to snack on that will keep hunger at bay.
Pack items that have more than one use.
A scarf is a perfect example of an item that can be worn to keep you lovely and cosy. When not wearing your scarf roll it up for an instantly comfortable cushion. Or need a quick eye mask to catch 40 winks? Simply wrap the scarf around your head covering your eyes, loop it around and tie it at the front for maximum coverage and cosiness.
Flying through different time zones can play havoc with your body clock. Perhaps you’re sharing driving duties and need a refreshing snooze. Let your brain know it’s time for snoozing with some cashmere socks.
If you didn’t know, wearing socks in bed can help you nod off thanks to a process called vasodilation. Vasodilation is where the arteries expand due to the boosted circulation from your feet warming. This signals to the brain that it is sleepy time.
If you are travelling by plane or train there is a good chance that the air conditioning will be on to keep up air circulation. If you’re in the car and there is a hot/cold disparity between driver and passengers there could be a disagreement afoot. If you are prone to being a bit cold wear layers that will keep you cosy without restricting you. That way the AC can be turned up, or a window opened for much-needed fresh air without you getting too chilly.
We don’t travel anywhere without our trusty wristwarmers to keep us cosy on the go. We stay cosy while also having the freedom to flick through a magazine, turn the pages of a book, use a smartphone and tablet, and snack.
Also, it is worth bearing in mind if you are heading for warmer climes, the return journey can feel even colder due to the temperature changes. Keep your cosy layers handy in your carry-on luggage you may need them.
Wherever you go and however you travel make sure you do it in comfort for maximum enjoyment.