What You Need To Travel Comfortably

July 9, 2021

Now that it is officially summertime, the kids are out of school, the weather is heating up, and you are looking to cash in on your vacation time. That means it is time to dust off your suitcases and hit the road. You are still unsure of what your plan is though. Will it be a cruise? A road trip to see family? Or maybe a trip to a foreign destination? Whatever you choose you will want to stay comfortable on your journey.

Airplanes can be cramped. Car rides can be long. Cruises can expose you to hot weather and other elements. There is no need to worry. There are many tools, products, and services that can keep you quite comfortable while you are out and about on your summer trips.

Traveling Around The World By Plane

A lot of people opt to travel by plane when taking vacations. Plane travel can be a convenient option all around when traveling long distances. The advantages include:

  • Cheaper than other modes of transportation
  • Perfect in terms of time
  • Relatively comfortable
  • Safer than ever
  • Convenient

They are not without their flaws. There can often be delays, they can sometimes be expensive, and depending on seating, they can get cramped. Some people even complain about ear popping associated with take-off and landing, and even edema, or swelling, due to changes in altitude.

Rest assured that items such as neck pillows, chewing gum, upgrading your ticket, or compression socks for edema can make you more comfortable and glad that you chose this method of traveling.

When Roadtrips Are Your Thing 

Second on this list, is the great, American road trip. For decades, people from every walk of life have loaded the kids in the backseat and the suitcases in the trunk to travel miles away from home. Whether it is across town or across the country, people have been off to see the farthest stretches of the country in their favorite vehicles. There’s no need to deal with strangers, waits, long lines, or very many inconveniences if you are the master of your own destiny. There are a plethora of exciting destinations you can reach by car. Check out these 150 unique attractions recommended by ProMoverReviews. These include:

  • Theme parks
  • The mountains
  • The beach
  • Resorts
  • Visiting family
  • Museums
  • Famous landmarks

Long car rides can be taxing at times. It is necessary to take frequent breaks to refuel, use the restroom, eat, or even stop to sleep for the night. Some people even opt to sleep in shifts and forego the added costs associated with hotel rooms. If you happen to be the one who is not driving and choose to catch a few winks, an eye mask would be a great way to stay comfortable and get the rest you need before it is your turn to drive again. In addition, there are  other conveniences that you may want to take advantage of to ensure your trip is comfortable. For instance:

  • Portable hotspots to enjoy movies and music
  • Blankets
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Snacks/drinks
  • Toys for the kids
  • Travel games

Breaking up the monotony of long trips can make car travel extremely comfortable.

Cruising On The Ocean

Taking a cruise to faraway destinations is becoming an increasingly popular way to travel. Not only are cruise ships an excellent mode of transportation, they are also vacations unto themselves. They are generally packed full of fun and engaging activities for everyone in the family. Some of these activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Live music
  • Games for the kids
  • Disney cruises
  • Excursions
  • Activities for specified age groups (singles, elderly, teenagers)

Many people are highly attracted to the formal dinners that are held on board. This is the opportunity to don your finest clothing and be just a little fancy for the evening. Most cruise ships even have hair salons and make-services located on the ship to assist with getting dolled up for the special night. And do not forget the pictures! You can even whiten your teeth while sitting by the pool with teeth whitening gum to add that extra flair to your photographs.

Cruise ships are a very comfortable way to travel! If being far away from home in the middle of the ocean makes you a little uneasy, try to bring a little bit of home with you. Items such as:

  • A favorite blanket
  • A pillow
  • Personal toiletries
  • Linen
  • Bathrobe
  • Stuffed animals for kids
  • Books
  • Computers

Getting In Touch With Nature

If the ritz and glamour of cruise life are not for you, maybe roughing it in nature is. Camping trips are perfect for those who want to get away and unplug from the stress and pressure of day-to-day life. Camping does not have to mean backpacking to the middle of nowhere and pitching a tent. There are many methods of camping for individual tastes. Options include:

  • Tents
  • Campers
  • Cabins
  • Car camping
  • Hammock camping

Along with the different methods of camping, the destinations are just about limitless as well also. Your trip does not have to be restricted to the woods. Anywhere there is nature is a place to pitch your tent. (Figuratively speaking of course.)

If you have never been the outdoors type, there are things available to make your travels as comfortable as if you were in your very own home. Items to take with you may include:

  • Air mattresses
  • Portable fans
  • Solar chargers
  • Cookstoves and griddles
  • Portable showers

Sea Life

Some people were built with sea legs. That is why heading to the beach is in the travel plans of so many. It seems as though there is nothing more relaxing than basking in the warmth of the sun, taking breaks to swim in the ocean, or participating in games and activities on the shore. There are so many things to be done on the edges of the Earth it would be hard to name them all, but here are a few:

  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Hanging out with sea life
  • Sailing
  • Jet skiing

There is the wonderful cuisine that is often associated with coastal waters. You can enjoy snacks and other cool treats while playing in the sand. If you are visiting a boardwalk, you may enjoy corndogs, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and hotdogs. Your dinner plans consist of dining oceanside and enjoying seafood, such as clams, shrimp, lobster, and fish.From snacking on the beach to boardwalk food to seafood delicacies, there is not much that beach trips are lacking in terms of food choices. 

One thing to remember is to take care of your skin. Sunblock, figure 1 beauty, moisturizers, and aftercare, such as aloe vera are just a few things to help you stay comfortable when traveling to the ocean. Investing in a sun shade or giant umbrella would not hurt either.

You have had a busy year and racked up the vacation time, so use it! Taking time off from the humdrum of daily life is crucial. We need to set aside time for ourselves, our family, and our friends. An exciting way to do this is to get out and travel. We have examined the many ways we can do this. Traveling is exciting, but it can sometimes keep us just as busy as when we are not. That is why comfort should be of the utmost importance.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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