Travelling Companions That Won’t Overburden Your Suitcase

Making the decision to go on a holiday is something that can feel very exciting at the time but can gradually become more anxiety-inducing as the fateful day of departure draws ever nearer.

Travelling holiday airplane

You want to be able to enjoy every aspect of your holiday, including the anticipation, so knowing how to cut down the anxiety in different areas could be of great use to you.

This is, of course, easier said than done. Anxiety is an elusive moving target, sometimes not even surrounding something logical or tangible. That being said, taking measures to remove all the obvious causes of it can certainly be a good place to begin and can help your mind to feel less cluttered when approaching your holiday. Starting your trip with a positive attitude can set the right tone for a memorable vacation.

Your Trusty Smartphone

Travelling holiday backpacking

Whether you’re someone who takes your phone with you every time you leave the house or someone who tries their best to put it down as much as possible, your holiday is one of those times that you could absolutely benefit from taking it. This is due to a number of reasons. First of all, the information and maps that it could provide you with when abroad could prevent you from getting lost, allowing you to make informed decisions about what to do with your limited time there.

Less obviously, though, you can use your smartphone to make those long periods of time waiting at places such as the airport a thing of the past. Playing games or visiting online casinos, such as, can help you to ignore the outside world for a little while.

A Good Book

Travelling holiday tunnel

It’s understandable that you might want to mix up your mode of entertainment, though, given that the amount of time that you spend waiting could be more than you expect. In this case, it’s likely that your suitcase has enough room to accommodate a good book alongside your phone. If you’re a fan of reading books already, you probably won’t need much convincing to take one along with you, especially if you want a break from your phone every now and again.

However, if you’ve never quite tuned in to the buzz around reading, why should you start now? Well, books can provide a great deal of escapism and relaxation, which you might find somewhat amplified in an exotic setting where the new environment can allow your imagination to thrive.

Don’t Forget Your Neck Pillow

If you are planning on travelling via plane (or train for that matter), there is something essential that can ensure you have a smooth journey. Travel pillows might take up much more space than your phone or a book, but they can allow you rest comfortably while travelling on a plane, which might not be otherwise too feasible given the nature of trying to sleep upright.

This might sound like a small issue, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t always sleep on the plane but starting your holiday with neck pain could sour your mood and your experience going forward.

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