November 11, 2009 | Permalink
Most of us know that the simplest ideas are often the most powerful. This is certainly the case for many of the travel tips we use and enjoy. Road Warrior would like to share a few of those simple, but very handy hints in the hope it makes your trips as enjoyable as possible.
Airline travel may be the quickest way to reach your destination, but it can also be very stressful. Early morning flights, unhealthy food at airports and scrunched seating can leave anyone ready to scream.
The website about.com has several great articles on travel stress, including this one covering everything from planning ahead to a few easy exercises to help you along. Among the suggestions is to eat well before leaving, an idea easier suggested than followed.
If a nutritious breakfast before leaving home isn’t possible, here is one way to stay healthy. Fill one of those large travel coffee mugs with your favorite healthy dry cereal before leaving home. Once in the boarding area, purchase a container of nonfat milk and you are set. Be sure to bring a plastic, not metal, spoon. The mug is also great while traveling for when you make coffee or tea in your Extended Stay Hotels studio before heading out for the day.
One unlikely relaxation tool for the feet is the golf ball. If tension tends to impact your feet, remove your shoes, place a ball on the floor and roll your feet over it. For obvious reasons, DO NOT try to stand on the ball. To keep fellow passengers safe, you might practice this in your Extended Stay Hotels studio before trying it on a moving airplane.
Maintaining the safety of your possessions while traveling can be another stress builder. There are, however, a few simple and inexpensive ways to protect your belongings. For example, mountaineering carabiners have a multitude of uses. You can clip carry-on bags to your seat or bench, clip multiple bags together or any number of other connections.
Taping a business card to the top of your laptop may help you regain your computer should you accidentally leave it at the security checkpoint.
Road Warrior saved the simplest tip for last. A successful trip, for business or pleasure, begins by booking a large, comfortable and convenient room where you feel at home while away. With over 700 hotels from coast to coast, Extended Stay Hotels has just the right place for your next trip.
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