Whether you are traveling abroad for a job or for leisure, the concept of traveling in sheer comfort is always what people strive for. Traveling abroad puts you out of your comfort zone, away from what you are used to on a daily basis. As such, it is important to adjust the way you travel so that you stay fresh throughout the journey. This clears your mind so you can focus on the right thing throughout the journey.
Traveling With Essentials
A lot of people I know make the mistake of carrying little, thinking that with the lesser load, they free their mind from packing too much and lugging around extra baggage. On the contrary, it is useful to bring items that you usually use in your daily life. Whether be it your $400 electric shaver or even a pair of bulky headphones, these essentials in your daily life will definitely improve your mood during your journey because you do not have to adapt away from what you are used to.
Choose your clothes wisely whenever you travel on a long haul flight. As a habit, I usually bring a pair of slippers and comfortably top and bottom to change into when in the plane. You are confined to a stuffy seat and the only way you can get comfortable is through your clothing. Don’t make the mistake of staying in your jeans, formal wear and shoes and regretting it halfway through your flight with no way back.
I cannot stress how often I use airport transfers to lift the burden of arriving at a new location. Airports are usually the source of locals trying to earn a quick buck jacking up the prices from the airport to the city. I cannot even count the number of times I’ve been haggled, scammed and even touched excessively to “beg” me to enter their vehicles. In the past few years, I realized that the best way to avoid all these is through airport transfers or private transfer services. Although these services tend to be a little more expensive than the local taxis, they provide better services through the meet and greet and a flat fare charge in most locations. If the driver is nice, they would even carry your bags for your or even give you some tips to survive in that location. Airport transfers are definitely on my top list of traveling in comfort.
Make your First Stop at the Supermart
This goes in conjunction with my previous tip. If you are using the airport transfer, you can always request the driver to wait for you for an extra fee. Use this time to head to a local supermart where you can stock up on daily essentials such as your favourite toiletries. I never trust the hotel to give me the quality of toiletry I desire so I always end up buying my own at the supermart. You can also stock on some snacks or food so you don’t have to resort to buying the expensive bar items found in your hotel room. If you need a place to go to in Singapore, I would recommend NTUC supermart. Their supermarkets are conveniently placed all over Singapore and they have a wide variety of products at any given point. Going there is sure to save some time!
These are the tips and tricks I would recommend whenever you are heading overseas. Got some tips of your own. Do let us know in the comments below or email us on what you want to learn!…