They say that life’s a journey, not a destination, and therefore you should enjoy yourself along the way! However, can we say the same of the journeys that we go through trying to get to our vacation spots? In fact, all too often they are cramped, stressful, tiring and frustrating. Something that means you can arrive at the location you have been dreaming about for months, exhausted and fed up. With this in mind, read my guide below on how to actually enjoy getting to your destination, as well as the destination itself.
One way that you can reduce the unpleasantness of your journey is to prepare well for it in the run-up to your vacation. That means not leaving all the washing, packing, and organization to the last minute and getting into the car or arriving at the airport or train station already exhausted.
Pack well to make the journey more enjoyable.
With this in mind, get prepared and ready for your holiday the week before you go. Create a list of what needs packing, and set aside the clothes you will want to take for washing and packing.
Remember to check all your documents a few days in advance too. Then you will have enough time to take action if there is anything that needs to be sorted. Something that will definitely help you start your journey in calm and relaxed manner.
2. Travel in style.
To pretty much guarantee that you enjoy your journey, you can push the boat out and travel in style. One way of doing this is to pay the extra for a first class or business class ticket. Something that will allow you access to benefits such as more comfortable seating, better refreshments, and a higher level of service.
Of course, you can even go one better than that and pick travel methods that are specifically designed for luxury and enjoyment. We are talking here about things like using an air charter service, a yacht charter service, or a luxury train car that is dedicated to you and your party and can provide a high level of luxury for your entire journey. Something that will no doubt help you to begin the fun the moment you set off.
Next, a good part of enjoying your journey is having the supplies you need to keep you entertained. That is why it’s vital to pack something to read, be it a kindle, book or magazine.
You can never be sure who you will get sat next to on public transport either so don’t forget your headphones as they will allow you to drown out the sound of little kids crying on your flight, or demonstrate to that sweet old’ granny than a hours worth of conversation is really your limit.
Take other activities that you enjoy to help the time pass quicker too. Audiobooks are great for drivers and passengers alike, and if you are a plane or train passenger consider mobile games like The Switch, as these will help you to start the fun even before you have reached your destination.