Reducing Stress on Vacation

June 14, 2011 :: Posted by - TravelPro :: Category - Good to Know

Most of the time, going on vacation is a way that you will try to let go of the cares of daily life and to feel stress relief. However, the stress of traveling may seem to take away the benefit of going vacation if you do not take steps to keep traveling stress free.

There are many things that you can do to relieve the stress while you are traveling. Here are a few things that you may want to consider:

  1. Pack light-the less you have to carry around, the less you have to keep track of and worry about
  2. Load up your cell phone-when you have all of the contact information you need, you will not feel lost
  3. Snack-healthy snacks can keep you going and keep your blood sugar up so that you do not get tired
  4. Read a book-escaping into another world can help you let go of the stress that is surrounds you
  5. Get a massage-even a simple chair massage can help ease the stress out of your muscles

By reducing the stress that you feel while traveling, you will be much more relaxed when you arrive at your destination. As a result, you will be able to enjoy your vacation much more.

Knowing How to Successfully Go Through an Airport X-Ray

June 06, 2011 :: Posted by - TravelPro :: Category - Air Travel, Good to Know

When people are go through the X-ray machines at the airport, there is often a lot of confusion when it comes to what needs to go through, what can stay on you, and what needs to be in a separate container of its own. Instead of wasting time having to get everything through in the proper way through trial and error, it is better to know what to except so you are ready the first time through.

When it comes to items that need to go through the scanner, be prepared to take off your shoes, all jackets and sweaters, and any scarves, jewelry, etc. The basic rule is, if it is loose, it comes off. If you have metal belt buckles, hair clips, loose change, or anything else in your pockets, take it out and put them in a small X-ray container.

If you are traveling with a lap top, take it out of its case and put it through the machine in its own container. Shoes can usually go directly on the screening belt.

If you are careful to follow these rules the first time through, you will save yourself time and hassle. For a more comprehensive list on how to prepare, check out this site.

Tips for Managing Your Airport Baggage

May 25, 2011 :: Posted by - TravelPro :: Category - Air Travel, Good to Know

If you fly frequently for travel, your baggage can end up being one of the biggest hassles. Things go missing, bags are searched and torn apart, fragile items are broken, etc. Nothing can be more frustrating than standing at the baggage carousel for an hour, only to have your bag be the only one to never show up.

To avoid baggage hassles similar to this when you are traveling, try applying some of these tips the next time you fly.

Be sure to put your name on ever item, but make sure that your name and address are not visible to everyone you passes by your luggage. This can be dangerous for your identity.

Don’t bother wrapping gifts in your suitcase when you travel–since everything can be inspected, they may end up being torn open for inspection anyways.

Be careful not to overstuff your bag–this leads to more items being broken and damaged.

Carry anything very valuable with you onto the plane. This includes any documents you may not want stolen, gifts, jewelry, etc. While baggage inspectors go through a rigorous hiring process, theft still occurs in every airport.

If you are careful to follow these tips, you may find that all of your things make it with you to your destination.