Top 6 Tips for Stress-Free Travel

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Summer may be nothing but a distant memory due to these long winter months, but that’s exactly why we should be looking to get away and travel. Some travel mishaps can be avoided, some you can even plan around, however some are simply just a part of traveling. That said, there are a few important things to keep in mind, before and during your travels, so you want to plan your trip thoroughly. Make sure you pick the right luggage, purchase your essentials, and read these six tips to help ensure a smooth vacation.

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Make Photocopies of Important Documents

What happens when you get to the airport of your destination and you can’t find your passport, you can’t get back home and you can’t go forward? If you have a photocopy of your passport, along with extra photos, officials are more than likely to let you travel; you may need to take a trip to your country’s embassy within the country you’re visiting but other than that you’ll be able to travel. This will save you stress, money, and a ruined trip.

Pre-Plan Your Outfits

Don’t be a last minute packer; make sure you pre-plan your outfits. Otherwise you may end up with mismatched outfits that look horrible in holiday photos! By pre planning, you not only ensure that you look good, but you can make sure that the night before a flight you can relax as you have either already packed or you will know what you need to pack!

What To Pack In Your Carry-On

There are a few very important items that you should always pack in your carry-on. Make sure you pack electronics, such as your phone, laptop and chargers, medications, a toothbrush and a pair of extra underwear. Now, even if your hold luggage gets lost, you’ll have all the essentials with you until the rest of your luggage arrives.

Bring Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise cancelling headphones are the perfect investment when trying to drown out the loud crying baby, or the snoring guy next to you. Especially when you’re in for the long haul, you want to make sure take you can relax and have a stress free flight. The price tags on these bad boys may be hefty, but trust me they’ll be worth it.

Talk to the Locals

When visiting a foreign country, it’s always a good idea to learn the lingo, even if it is just a small amount. You also want to talk to the locals if you can, ask them to point you in the direction of the best restaurants, sights, cafés and shops. The locals will know all the best places that you’ll never find in your sightseeing guide!

Take Lots of Photos

Photos make the best souvenirs, so make sure you take plenty so you can reminisce on the great time you had on your travels. However, don’t get too caught up in getting the perfect picture that you forget to admire the amazing scenery you’re visiting.


Hopefully with these tips your travels will go a lot smoother and you will have a stress free vacation!


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5 replies
  1. Laurie
    Laurie says:

    In order to have a stress free trip whether you are taking a plane, driving, taking the train or a bus, it is imperative that you plan. You should do research on the area that you are traveling to so you know what there is to do. It is easier to have reservations somewhere to stay then to arrive in a town and then find somewhere as that can be stressful. By booking ahead of time you are able to find a place with good ratings and amenities that you desire. Great tips, thanks for sharing!

  2. Istvan
    Istvan says:

    Cool tips! Putting an extra underwear in your carry-on is a good idea, didn’t think about it 🙂

    I think it’s also handy to have some cash on you in the country’s currency where you are going. You never know where the first ATM is and you might need to buy something to eat/drink or grab a cab before you buy one.
    Making sure you always have internet is also super important I think and makes your travel less stressy… It’s good to arrange it in advance. For example when you travel to Japan you can order portable wifi in advance online and they deliver it to your hotel in Japan…supppper handy 🙂

    • onemoderncouple
      onemoderncouple says:

      Amazing tips! such great ideas, there has been so many times that we were in new a country and wish we had wifi because it would just make it so much easier for us, and when we did have wifi, we saved so much time and effort. Thanks again!


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