Have you ever returned from a holiday feeling more stressed than you were when you left? Travel is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but sometimes, the process of planning your trip, travelling from one destination to another and trying to cram in all of the tourist attractions can leave you exhausted. Here are a few quick tips that will make your next holiday travel all about rest and relaxation:
Cushion your travel days
If you're taking a long holiday that involves lots of travel, you can minimise stress by taking a day before and after your trip. This will get work out of the way so you can have a day to pack and plan and a day to recover from travel.
Limit your electronics
Think of your holiday as an escape from everyday life - how can you enjoy that respite if you have a phone constantly buzzing in your pocket and an iPad regularly updating your social media pages? Though you may need some technology with you on your trip, do your best to limit it. For example, if you simply must bring your phone, try to leave it switched off when you're out sightseeing.
Prioritise your expeditions
When visiting big-city destinations like Sydney or Perth, you shouldn't try to see every single point of entertainment in one trip. Instead, think carefully about what's most important to you. Perhaps each member of the family can select one or two sights to see - this will keep your to-do list much simpler.
Treat your body well
Though travel may invigorate you, it's important to remember it can be hard on your body. Eating healthy foods, getting in a bit of exercise and taking measures to sleep a full eight hours a night will prevent you from getting ill on or after your trip.