There’s an anticipation that builds while en route to a far-flung destination that usually makes flyers forget the more stressful parts of travel. That sense of relief when you finally board your flight and settle into your seat usually comes with excitement as you mentally plan your first steps upon arrival at your destination. But then what? For long flights of 7, 8 or more hours (like New York City to Tokyo, Japan clocking in at 15 hours!) and worse, long layovers in other airports, it’s easy to get bored and restless. Here, we go through a few tips to fight boredom during long trips:
With early flight times, long layovers and delays, airports can be hectic places for even the most seasoned traveller. Even after meticulous packing & careful preparation, airports can be an exhausting experience (albeit a small price to pay for the destination that awaits you!)
To alleviate some of those stresses, great food is always the best remedy. Most airports offer traditional vending machine and franchise fast food fare; but a few offer dining experiences that rival top restaurants beyond the tarmac.
Here are some of the best reviewed airport restaurants from around the world to satisfy your globetrotting cravings and give you a reason to check in just a little earlier.
Business trips can be stressful. Between travel reservations, baggage check, car rentals, and cramming in as many meetings as possible, it can be a challenge to manage your time effectively and stay organized. And if you’re not organized, it’s difficult to make a good impression on both clients and colleagues.
If you’re a frequent-flying business professional and occasionally find yourself scrambling to find your passport or running through airport terminals to catch your flight, you’re in luck, because we have some handy tips for you for how to stay organized during a business trip.
Passports, ID and ticket
When you’re travelling, making sure you have the necessary travel papers is a must. Thanks to online check-in, it has never been easier to get to your gate with time to spare. Printing your ticket in advance, as well as getting your ID and passport ready a day or two before your flight, is a great way to make your travel less stressful and give yourself more time to prepare for meetings.
If you’re someone who travels often by plane, you’ve probably become accustomed to finding sufficiency in only a carry-on, rather than a large suitcase or bulky luggage. And you might think that because you have such a portable bag, you’ll automatically travel light. Well, that’s not always the case.
Here are a few travel tips to help you stay organized while you’re on a short business trip or even a small vacation if you’re planning on using just a carry-on for the duration of your trip.
While flying to your destination is always fun, there’s just something about taking a road trip and driving where you need to go that creates such a fun and lively experience. Depending on where you’re headed, your drive is set to be longer than a flight might be – making the essentials you have to bring along with you a little bit different. On the plus side, you don’t have to split your luggage up in items you can bring with you and once you’ll have to check; although it can be said that some of your items being in the trunk might have the same effect. Nevertheless, there are always going to be specific things that you can bring along for the trip to make the whole experience that much better. Here are just a few road trip essentials to get you from point A to point B and everywhere in between. (more…)
You might travel a few times a year, but some travellers are truly frequent fliers. Not only do you know your home airport like the back of your hand, you also have tons of cool information and knowledge about the rest of the world as well. You might not know it, but there are a handful of ways to tell if someone is a frequent flier, and it might be things you do on an everyday basis without even realizing it! Here are just a few of the signs that you’re a frequent flier! (more…)
South Africa is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, so it makes perfect that sense that plenty of people want to visit In addition to being beautiful, it’s also one of the most expensive places in the world to go. If you’re flying there from anywhere in North America, you can already count on paying around $1500 and spending about a day to travel there. With all of that said, it’s more possible than you might think to have a trip that’s affordable without having to miss out on any of the great things that the country has to offer. Here are just a few ways that you can explore South Africa on a budget. (more…)
If there’s one great thing about traveling the world, it’s the ideas for great gifts you get from the different destinations you go to or just from travel in general. Think beyond the plastic takeaways that are usually available at the airport or hotel lobby, most countries around the world have all of their own amazing finds in stores and markets. If you’re travelling anywhere during the fall or early winter, that means you’re going to have plenty of chances to buy holiday gifts for your loved ones no matter what you’re celebrating. How else can you share the gift of new destinations with everyone? You might not be able to bring them all with you, but it’s more than possible to bring a piece of said destination back home to them. Here are just a few of the very best global holiday gift ideas to help you on your way. (more…)
As the weather gets a bit chillier in many countries, it’s becoming much more important to have a warm and hearty meal at what is typically the coldest point of the day: the morning. All over the world, breakfast looks different to different people and it’s always fun to indulge in the local way of eating when you’re on your trip. Some might look similar to what you already eat at home, while others are a brand new journey. Here are just a few of the most interesting breakfasts from around the world.
Many travelers don’t think they need travel insurance but the truth of the matter is that it’s more useful than you might realize. No matter where you go in the world, there are going to be risks involved that you should be aware of – but that doesn’t mean you should panic! Having insurance helps you make sure that you can make the absolute most out of your trip without having to worry about things that might sully the excitement. Think about what the most common risks are that are associated with travel and more than likely there is coverage that can give you peace of mind. Online resources are always great but they can sometimes make travelers feel as though life hacks and tips can always protect you from things that might go wrong. Here are just a few of the reasons that insurance is still a good idea in 2017. (more…)