Unbeknownst to them, I still battle with jet lag, packing too many items and not being able to sleep on a plane (but that's because of the movies ;-). I once woke up in my bed after returning from a 40 hour flight, to find that I cut my hair off in a jet lag / sleepwalking haze. Not a pretty sight!
Last week, a friend of mine who returned from America couldn't call me soon enough to tell me how much I helped her with my lists and tips, and how she passed my advice on to their whole tour group. They thought the advice was life changing! Life changing might be a bit of an overstatement, but I'll take it anyway. That's when I decided that my advice, as any good advice, is of no use to oneself, but of great use passed on!
There are no hard and fast rules on what will and won't work for you, but there are definitely a few things that can make your travelling much smoother and more enjoyable. It may seem so insignificant at the time, and therefore mostly ignored by people. For that reason, I have decided to share a few of these "travelling tips" with you:
- Avoid alcohol, because that will also dehydrate you.
- Avoid fatty food that will make you lethargic, and try to travel with fibre tablets. Always a great addition to your travel diet.
- Scan your travel documents in on your phone - tickets, ID, passport, credit cards and anything else you can think of - in case you lose something and need to stop a card or call you hotel.