6 Hacks for Getting Ready to Travel With an Airplane
For most of the people around the world it is some kind of mystery how a really small and rare amount of people manage to travel stress- and hassle-free. Traveling light (both luggage and heart included) is not necessarily the easiest thing of the world and it definitely requires some talent that not all of us are given with by nature, however this does not mean that you cannot learn how to travel stress-free. This is why today’s article could be very helpful and successful in terms of recommending and suggesting some tips and tricks on how to enjoy the process of traveling, not your destination only… or at least make it feel less like a torture.
Flights, especially long ones are definitely not enjoyable. There are not many people that find pleasure in the process of spending a few hours squeezed in a small, low-cost aircraft seat and share the same dry air with a couple hundreds of people. Indeed, traveling with an airplane is not the most pleasant experience we can think of, but there are many ways that you can make it less hassle and pain and today we are about to share 6 of the most effective and useful out of them. So without further ado, let’s begin sharing some skills, knowledge and wisdom (well, not really)!
Drink a lot of water and eat lightly before the flight
The first and main priority, when flying, should always be your safety and well-being. Feeling your best, even if you get a bit stressed, while traveling, is easy to achieve by drinking a lot of water (especially when it comes to longer than 4 hour flights) and eat lightly, before your flight, so you can prevent feeling heavy and not ok in general, while you are traveling. Considering the fact that the air in all airplanes is extremely dehydrating for the skin and entire body, water is going to save you and make you feel better.
Do not forget your sleeping tablets
Most of the people do not have problem to sleep, while traveling, or at least take a nap. However, the problem comes when you arrive at your final destination and you cannot fall asleep, because of the difference in time zones. To prevent jetlag ruining your holiday or trip, make sure to take some sleeping medications to help you fall asleep. In case you do not want to take medications, or these need to be prescribed to you and you cannot get them, then be sure to sip on some warm chamomile tea, or warm milk, or take a bath with a few drops lavender essential oil added to the water. That way you can help your body and mind relax and unwind and help you get in shape for wandering around the city and making the most of your holiday.
Moisturize your skin
We are sure that this advice will be mostly followed by women, however we would like to suggest it as an idea to consider to gentlemen too. As we have already mentioned, air in airplanes is very dry and dehydrating for the entire body, but especially for the skin. To prevent your skin getting too dry, dull and generally unhappy, be sure to take a hydrating mask with you on the plane. These are really easy to use, very helpful and often come in a smaller size of sachet that is perfect for traveling.
Moisturizing face sheet max are perfect for putting on for a handful of minutes and these will do wonders for your skin and make you feel fresh and happy. Patches for under the eyes are great for preventing under eye dark circles, bags and tired look. Under eye patches also come in a small, handy size that is easy to throw in the small cabin luggage. We recommend you to put them in the freezer the night before your flight and enjoy a cool and fresh feeling, while traveling the next day.
Save your cosmetics
This advice will be especially helpful for the ladies, but we all know how massy it could get, if a makeup item broke or open lid, while in your carry-on or luggage. To prevent makeup and cosmetic items braking or spilling around, here is a little trick to do. When it comes to powder products like face powders, brushes, bronzers and highlighters, the best thing to do is putting a cotton ball between the lid and the surface of the product. Use a piece of clear stretch foil and put it under the lid of liquid products, because it will work as a second lid.
Organize your luggage
We understand how hard it could be to fit your entire wardrobe (and life) into one single carry-on and one single luggage! The struggle is real, but here is a helpful trick for fitting as much as possible into your luggage. The best way to fit more clothes is by rolling them, instead of folding them the traditional way. This way you could not only save space, but also make sure that your clothes will be less wrinkled, when out of the luggage. In addition, you can put clothes rolls into pairs of shoes and this way you can save even more space!
Use vacuum bags
Use vacuum bags that are specially designed for clothes, while traveling. Vacuum bags fit a lot of clothes and ensure a lot more free space in your luggage. Furthermore, vacuum bags are going to save your clothes from messes, if something spill or broke in your luggage.