As you’re reading this, I have just finished nearly 48 hours of travel across the United States and throughout the East Coast. During this time I’ve learned several things about myself and traveling.
- Listening to podcasts and audio books rather than music helps to drown out the following: crying babies, nerves from flying, and time spent sitting in one place for hours on end.
- Sleep is over-rated. (Except not really) But, it’s impressive how little sleep one can function on when traveling.
- Planes aren’t as cold as everyone says they are…so don’t wear too many layers. Being in such a confined space for so many hours can actually become quite warm.
- Everything costs money on planes these days. You have to pay to watch the movie, pay for the snacks, and pay for wifi. We came prepared with a bag full of our own snacks, laptops with DVD’s in case we wanted to watch a movie, and plenty of audio book options..free food and free entertainment is much cheaper ;).
- Don’t overpack your carry-on. I tried to come prepared with everything I would need to stay entertained during our travels. But it turned out that I over-prepared and brought TOO much. All I really needed were a few snacks, my iPhone, headphones, and a cozy neck pillow.
We’ve arrived to our destination on the East Coast, and in the coming days we have quite a bit of travel left ahead of us. We’ll be doing a number of things while we’re here (namely: visiting NYC which I’m SO thrilled about). What have your travel experiences been like?