Do you commute frequently for work? Whether your are a travel vlogger / blogger or have a job that requires frequent travel you need to make sure that you take adequate steps to make life that bit easier. Travelling can be quite disruptive with early / late flights, train or car journeys. It can mean totally adapting your lifestyle to work around the various journeys. It is important that you ensure you are suitably kitted out to ease the stress of continuous travelling and make it as enjoyable as possible.
There are so many items that you can buy on the market targeted at those that travel. Some are useful and will add to your level of comfort and some are unnecessary. It’s best to consider your options before making rash decisions and have a draw full of useless travel accessories that you may never use.
Pack Small, Pack Smart
By far the biggest nuisance you will have when travelling is lugging around your heavy bags. You don’t really realise how much it affects your arms, hands and shoulders until you’ve been carrying / dragging them around for bit and they’re starting to hurt.
One way to combat this is to pack the bare minimum. Think about what you will need and don’t allow for too many what if occasions or else for a 3 day trip you could have packed enough for a whole week. Imagine carting that around!!!!
To carry accessories for your phone or camera etc like charging wires, portable power banks Grid-It can come in handy. These little bags can help you organise smaller items. They have a safety fastener to help keep items safe and easy to find. The bags are meant for small, valuable and fragile items such as your passport, smartphone, wallet, sunglasses, chargers, cameras and more. They come in different sizes and many can fit into hand luggage easily.
A Good Coat
It’s easy to remain cool when travelling, but to stay warm when it’s cold is another story. A good coat is important. Overcoats can work best and luckily are highly fashionable for both men and women. When selecting avoid anything too heavy or long.
A peacoat would fit in well, they’re double-breasted, around waste length and allow for movement. Look out for those made with either full cotton or wool. This coat will be very efficient in keeping your body heat trapped and not impeding your ability to move freely.
Keeping up Appearances
When travelling, dress shoes are a great option for men as they are robust and made from strong leather. They can however lose their shine, not ideal if you are on a business trip. A small shoe shine kit is a fantastic item to carry with you. They’re small and can conveniently fit in your Grid-It, bonus!
Many contain a brush, polish, a cotton cloth, a shoehorn, and a small container of wax. These items are the basics that you’ll need to shine your shoes. All you need is a place to shine them preferably outside on the balcony of your hotel room or in the bathroom where you’re not likely to stain anything.
A small lint roller is also great to keep yourself look presentable. Lint on clothes make them look old and tatty and is not appropriate for work. A little lint roller does the trick in removing them easily.
Getting Some Rest
Sleep is an incredibly important part of travelling, not getting enough can impede your decision-making. There are all manner of accessories to help you sleep whilst on the move.
Eye masks are great for keeping out light when napping in the day. Neck pillows are also useful providing the head support and something soft to lie back on. Feeling really adventurous, then splash out on a hooded neck pillow which will keep your head warm too.
Stay Close to the Hotspot
Travelling can be quite a solitary thing to do. A portable WiFi hotspot such as the Skyroam Solis could be a great option. It has a 6000mAh battery meaning it can stay on for 24 hours and can recognise any kind of sim card. It also offers 4G LTE service in over 130 countries making it usable pretty much anywhere in the world with super fast internet and using the latest software.
Alternatively, you could use SMARTY mobile powered by Three, because it has extremely affordable large-data packages. The smallest of which is 2GB a month for just £7.50. This is great for someone that wants to video call home or simply wants to watch a movie while they are travelling. Contracts are flexible so you can leave at any time.
Travelling frequently changes your entire lifestyle. It’s up to you how easy it is. The items mentioned are basic essentials that will help make frequent travel easier.
What tips would you suggest to make travel easier?
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