To be sure, many families—and even group of friends—are all set to take long trips this coming week, whether by land, air or sea. Exciting as all getaways are, however, they can be extra challenging this time of year, what with throngs of other travelers on the road, at the airport or at the docks, all eager to get on with it as everyone else.
The most challenging of all challenges for long rides, of course, is dealing with all the waiting, that is often compounded these days by situations out of the traveler’s control. So before starting those engines, or boarding that bus, plane or ship, just prepare to enjoy and make the most out of that much awaited vacation with a few simple tips.
Bring your own baon. Most often, if you are heading out by land, buses do have one or two stopovers. But in some cases, a change of plans causes drivers to cut the pit stops short. To make sure you don’t go hungry or miss a meal, it’s best to bring your own munchies and ensure you pack them in durable and containers. Even better, when driving your own car, make plans for a picnic stop over for the whole group. PHOTO COURTESY OF TUPPERWARE
Hydrate. Besides bringing your own baon, bring your own bottle of water too. Keeping yourself hydrated helps you stay refreshed, especially for trips under the scorching sun. And with this, you might want to bring an eco bottle made of safe, non-toxic, food-grade materials and intended for multiple use. PHOTO COURTESY OF TUPPERWARE
Know before you go. Traveling somewhere far and even foreign can also mean a lot of familiarizing and research. A few days before your trip, get a scoop of the usual and alternative routes, travel time, tolls, and even points of accessibility so you can chill when some things won’t go your way.
pack your things for the trip, bring some things that will save you from the agony of long travels. Each person has their own way to rid themselves—it may be through reading books, e-books, playing games, or what have you.
Have a first aid kit. Make sure you have a little pouch that has medicine for motion sickness, headache, and stomach ache, as well as alcohol, cotton swabs, antibacterial ointment and plasters just in case slight mishaps happens during the long trip.
Capture the moment. Remember that travel time can be fun time more than just sleeping through it. Document your ride by taking photos—and selfies of course—and making your own hashtags. PHOTO COURTESY OF LG