*Tips on how to take the stress out of travelling

Thursday, December 05, 2019
The excitement of going on holiday is one of those feelings that you just can’t beat. However, for many people, there is one thing in the way of that holiday you’ve been dreaming about for years: travel anxiety. Whether it is the planning stage of your holiday or maybe the long queues at airports, there is always something that pitches in towards your stress levels. According to the Calm Clinic, travel anxiety is very common, and it causes people to feel anxious when preparing for a trip and the subsequent weeks leading up to it. Some people feel anxious during their trip and some even worry about the post-travel experience.

Let’s start with introductions. At Aviation Spares & Repairs, we supply aviation equipment to airports and airfields around the world, which allows us to travel for work quite often. We have been doing this for over 30 years and within that time, we’ve gained a great amount of knowledge of how to have stress-free trips.

Schedule it
It’s easy to get carried away by the cheap flights around Europe and book trips left, right and centre, but it’s also important to consider your schedule when doing so. As an article on the Washington Post mentions, if “you tend to get busy with work at the end of the month or the end of the quarter” it would be best to “schedule around those days so you can minimize stress and worry.”

Research it
Think about what you want to do in advance at your destination and, if you are travelling with others, make sure to share these decisions with your travel companions. Everyone should have a say! Unless everyone has the same likes and dislikes, it’s important to make some compromises and ensure that everyone will have a good time.

Plan it
As an article on Forbes advises, make a checklist of everything you need for your trip: from travel documents to power socket adapters. It is important to note that if you do end up forgetting something at home, like your toothbrush or deodorant, don’t worry - there will be shops at your destination where you can purchase these day-to-day items.

Ace it
Once you’ve researched and planned everything, you’re ready to start your journey.

  • Give yourself plenty of extra time before and after your flight. Who knows how the traffic will be or how busy the airport will be? It’s always best to be early.
  • Get ready for security. Going through security doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful – have your liquids ready, take off your belt and remember to smile.
  • Enjoy your downtime. At the airport, remember to take a deep breath and savour your downtime by reading a book or watching your favourite show. Now that you’ve gone through the airport like an expert, it’s time to board your flight.

Most importantly, enjoy it. Remember to be flexible when travelling, having plenty of free time it’s important. So, don’t plan every last detail of your trip and give yourself time to enjoy each second of the trip. You might want to stay longer at the museum or scratch the restaurant idea and instead go for a picnic at the park. If your plans don’t pan out the way you’d like them to, don’t worry – focus on the positives, make the most of out the things you did do and bon voyage!

Do you have any stress-free travel tips? 

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  1. I think my issue is trying to plan too much and packing my day so much that end up rushing around. Can definitely agree allowing for some downtime is so important!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  2. These are all great tips, I agree being flexible is important. I like to have rough plans in place but sometimes it works out better to just go with the flow xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  3. Great tips. I'm always organized to save the stress x


  4. I need a holiday so bad that the flexibility means we could just do it anywhere 🤣 xx

  5. I get seriously bad travel anxiety which causes so much stress, but these tips are amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  6. Great tips, it's important to try your best to schedule trips around busier periods x


  7. I always find that planning ahead takes some of the stress away x

  8. I hate the travel side of things - I just pop some valium and have a shot at the airport x

  9. Fab tips as ever. Planning and organising is key I feel with most things.


  10. I can never relax at an airport until I’m checked in and ready to go x

  11. Time is so important in these situations! John x

  12. ahaha I leave it all up to Jacob to deal with it!

  13. My husband really stresses about travel - he's got to be in charge of hte tickets and passports...it's just easier for me to let him!
    Em x


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