TRAVEL HACKS – HOW TO PACK SMARTLY
Budget airlines in particular limit you on space. This means you have to be careful and smart on how you pack, in order to get the most out of your luggage quota.First things first. Start off with your suitcase. Opt for a strong, quality suitcase but one that is lightweight. The heavier suitcases weigh you down so avoid these. We recommend suitcases that have extra compartments inside to utilise space as much as possible.Heavy items should be packed into the corners – close to the wheels. This avoids weighing the suitcase down or toppling over and keeps everything nice and stable.Travelling for business? If you have business attire such as a suit, fold the jacket inside out to reduce wrinkling.Rolling your clothes rather than folding them is an efficient way of getting the most out of your suitcase space. They are also less likely to wrinkle.Bring a carrier bag to store dirty laundry in – to help keep them separate.Deadspace is more useful than you think. Inside shoes, store phone chargers, underwear and socks.Sunglass cases can be used to store cables neatly and tidily if you have room.Liquid toiletries should always be tightly in bags. Air pressure can open up bottles and cause a very nasty surprise. So take precautions to ensure they are in bags.
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BUSINESS TRAVEL: AVOID EXHAUSTION WITH OUR TOP TIPS
To many, it sounds exciting and glamorous to travel on business. Usually that’s because the thought of jetting away abroad at the expense of the company is one that gets the pulses racing.In reality, travelling for work can become tiring, and whilst there is usually some downtime involved, the rest of the trip is usually a jam-packed hectic experience that can often take its toll on your health. It can take several days to recover from a long haul flight.Diet: Food & DrinkWhilst away, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet as best as possible. It’s often difficult to have the same food standards as you would do at home, but it’s important to make good food choices.With being abroad, it’s more than likely you’ll eat out all the time. Meals are often unhealthy and fried, so try to opt for the healthiest option and you’ll feel much better afterwards.With you meal, swap your glass of wine, pint of beer or sugary drink for some fresh juice or water. Keeping hydrated whilst away is essential especially if the weather is hotter than back in the UK. A business meeting with dinner and drinks often results in fatigue and dehydration which is exacerbated by drinking alcohol.Keep a bottle of water with you at all times too, so you can keep hydrated.ExerciseExercising abroad can be difficult and not always convenient. If you’re lucky enough to be in a hotel with a swimming pool, an early morning swim can be a refreshing way to start the day. Similarly, a swim in the evening can cool you down and help you wind down for the evening. Stress and tiredness can be reduced by swimming.Avoid StressTravelling for business can become extremely stressful. You have meetings and many things to do. You may have been set tasks and targets to achieve on your trip. All this can become stressful, and stress isn’t good for the body.Keeping stress to a minimum will help avoid burnout and exhaustion. When going to meetings, leave in good time. Prepare for everything in advance. Make a packing list to ensure you have everything you need.
Finally, when it’s time to book your Airport Transfers and Taxis, book with A1 Walton Taxis. We’re right there when you need us.