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Travel, Don’t Stress: Tips for Calmer Trips

Contributing Author May 12, 2023

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Traveling can be super stressful, even if you’re someone who absolutely adores jetting off to different destinations frequently. Whether you’re on a business trip or enjoying a vacation, it’s crucial to prioritize having an amazing experience. But hey, let’s face it – that won’t happen if you’re constantly freaking out about potential mishaps or if you’re wound up like a coil from all the stress. The good news is, there are things you can do to prevent this from happening, and I’ll walk you through them right now.

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Jake is serious about planning ahead to avoid stress when traveling.


Plan and Plan Again

We’re a little obsessive about planning but it pays. Getting everything in order in ahead of time will ensure you experience the least amount of stress possibleIf you make sure to plan ahead and have all the details of your travel adventure sorted out, it’ll make things much easier to navigate. Feel free to double, triple, or quadruple-check your ticket for the time and location if it helps you feel at ease (We do). The key is to have this information handy and not be frantically searching for it at the last minute.

Jake says: “Tools like TripIt are long-time lifesavers for keeping all your plans together in one place. Just make sure your phone is chaged up before you head out on travel day.”

Take Something To Help

Some people find that the only way that they can calm down is by taking or using something to soothe their nerves. Some have prescriptions, some swear by things like certain types of tea for calming your nerves and soothing stress, while others prefer products like cbd. If you’re not sure where to purchase this you can look at somewhere like CBDistillery online to get what you need. Hey, it might be worth giving it a shot, even though there’s no scientific evidence backing it up. 

You can also take time to meditate. Use apps like Calm or Headspace to clear your mind (once you’ve made it to your gate on-time). Some airports even have dedicated spots to get zen for free like the yoga room at SFO or may even a quiet observation deck.

Yoga and meditation on beach.
Find a beach or an airport Yoga room to de-stress on vacation.

Bring Someone With

Last but not least, if you know that traveling is going to stress you out, then don’t travel alone! Make sure that you have got someone with you when you jet off somewhere to help make things easier. Sometimes it’s just nice to have that comfort of someone you know being with you, and other times you can ask them questions, get them to help you navigate things and so on. This is massively helpful when it comes to combating stress when traveling, so it’s worth thinking about.

Jake says to “look for companion deals”. For example, there are Alaska Airlines credit cards that come with a yearly companion fare upon renewal.

We really hope this been helpful and that you’ve gained some insights into managing travel stress. It’s important to remember that while some people find it extremely overwhelming, others find it relatively easy to handle. So, it’s all about figuring out what works best for you in order to stay calm and minimize stress.

Got tips for calmer travel days? Let us know in the comments or @modhop.

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General travel tips and advice on destinations, hotels and flights.

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