Hey, loves! I’m sorry I’ve been MIA the past week. School has been crazy, but I’ll be done next week. From then on, I’ll have nothing to do but to blog and drink too much coffee for a month! Anywho, I wanted to continue this little travel series with five travel tips. These are just what I do and what I find super helpful when I travel. I hope this helps you or just further fuels your wanderlust. Without further ado, here are my five travel tips.
Plan, plan, plan
I cannot iterate this enough. Yes, it’s good to go with the flow. BUT for major stuff like flights, lodging, and packing, it will make traveling so much easier if you plan ahead. It’s not the most fun activity, but it’ll ease some of the stress of your trip. Instead of worrying about where you’re going to sleep, you can focus on dinner plans or sightseeing.
Comfy clothes are your best friend
Whether you’re flying or driving, wear comfy clothes. Through on some leggings or sweatpants and layer up on top (planes are always freezing). Like with planning, instead of thinking about how uncomfortable you are, you can deal with more pressing matters (like coffee and food).
Bring snacks and water
This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s so easy to forget food and water. If you’re flying, don’t pay 10x more for unhealthy, un-filling snacks. Bring your own. My family and I always bring sandwiches and whatnot. Similar to food, water is ridiculously expensive in airports or even at gas stations. Save yourself the extra expenses and bring a reusable water bottle. If you don’t like the taste of tap water, you can buy Brita water bottles (like this) with built in filters! Good for you and the environment!
Enjoy and don’t restrict yourself
I know that you want to be healthy, and you want to work out every day, etc. etc. I get it, and of course, be healthy and work out if you want. However, don’t be too hard on yourself if you eat ice cream and fast food or the only exercise you do is walking around. It won’t be the end of the world. I promise.
Don’t get too caught up in taking pictures or posting on social media
Similar to number five, enjoy your time. Too often, we become obsessed with taking that picture and immediately posting it to snapchat or instagram. I’m guilty of this. And it’s just been recently that I’ve really tried to take a step back when I’m traveling or on vacation. Soak up the views and just bask in the glow of where you are.
Alright! I hope you enjoyed my five travel tips. I’m actually road tripping to Oregon and Washington on the 15th, so I will doing all of these things very soon. I also already have a couple of blog post ideas in relation to that trip and traveling! Let me know which tip was your favorite or if you have any really good suggestions.