For avid travelers, anticipating a trip is just as exciting as taking the actual trip, wouldn’t you agree? You are looking forward to all the amazing places you are going to see, all the interesting people you will meet, and all the memories you will make. But as much as trips always seem perfect in foresight and hindsight, we all know that not everything works out exactly as we had planned it during the actual trip, and this can be quite disorienting at the moment. Having been in the travel business for several years now, our New York charter bus specialists understand this all too well and our mission in this post is to share a few tips on how to deal with stress while traveling. We hope these go a long way in making your subsequent business trips as smooth as possible.
First, consider employing the services of a concierge car service for all your transportation needs on your trip. Trying to navigating unfamiliar territory can be one of the most stressful aspects of travel, even when you are using applications like google maps. With a concierge car service like our Long Island Ground transportation service, you are guaranteed a comfortable, hassle-free ride to any location of your choosing. A reputable car service will handle all the logistics and make sure that you are exactly where you need to be when you need to be there. All you have to do is relax, enjoy the company of your friends/family, and you will be at your destination before you know it.
The following are a few more tips on how to deal with stress on your next trip.
Some of the greatest stresses we experience in life are self-inflicted, and this is no different when we are traveling. We avoid making a checklist of all the items we want to carry until the last minute and, as a result, we may realize that we forgot something important when it’s too late. We put off doing our research on potential accommodations at our destination and we end up in a place with poor services and amenities. Stop putting things off and take your time to plan out the trip, start planning a month ahead, just to ensure that all the essential and foreseeable factors have been adequately catered for.
Pick a Non-Peak Season
Most people travel on a seasonal basis, perhaps it’s because all our work and school schedules are mostly governed by the seasons and major holidays. Traveling during the holidays, however, brings with it a lot of challenges; prices are high, hotels and airports are crowded, and traffic is a nightmare. Plan your trip for a non-peak season when TSA lines are shorter, air travel is cheaper, and accommodations are less crowded. This will result in a less hectic travel experience.
Bring a Book
Various studies have found that reading actually decreases stress. Reading enables you to momentarily escape life’s stressors by immersing yourself in a totally different, literary world. In fact, according to a study conducted by the University of Sussex in 2009, reading reduces a person’s stress by up to 68%. So bring your favorite book along for your next trip and use it as an escape when a thing becomes overwhelming.
Also published on Medium.