Five things I’ve learned from traveling

 

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. Sleep is over-rated. (Except not really) But, it’s impressive how little sleep one can function on when traveling.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ;).
  5. 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?

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