It’s time to plan for your next big trip, and you can already tell things are getting WAY unorganized.
You’re excited beyond words, and “so ready for all the awesomeness!” But there’s too much going on, you have so many questions and concerns. Plus, you’ve gone into full on overdrive with work, and the gym, and everything else in your daily life, trying to be fully prepared for some much needed relaxation.
Guys, before we let the stress build anymore, take a deep breath and relax, knowing that we are here for you.
Here at WANDERFIT Ventures we know these feelings all to well, and that’s exactly why we’ve compiled a healthy list of tips and pointers on how to plan for your next big trip. Relieving you of all these unnecessary and certainly unwanted stresses.
Booking a Flight
First things first, you need a plane ticket.
While there are many different ways to go about this, trust us when we tell you, you do not have to exhaust a million different search engines in your quest for the cheapest flights.
As you initiate this search, keep in mind that flying on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday will provide you with the cheapest rates. Sure, finishing the week and heading out on Saturday morning might be nice, but it’s not going to save you any money.
And if you really want to save some money (which obviously.. who doesn’t want to save money?) then be sure to stick with us here as we explain this next little trick.
If your route has one or even multiple layovers, you can potentially save a ton of money by breaking up and segmenting your booking process.
For example, we recently booked a flight from Bali to Miami. The cost that the individual airline provided us for the route, 2 travelers, was roughly $2,000 USD.
We wanted something cheaper.
So we looked up each individual leg, making sure that we had adequate layover times, and that the total cost and baggage transferring process was actually going to be worth it. After just a couple of hours, we ended up getting ourselves to Miami for around $1,200 USD, saving $800!
Bare in mind that this could be a little risky if one of your flights ends up facing a significant delay. As the airlines on the other end will not know that this is why you are late, and you may miss a flight.
But, we think this a small concern when compared to the amount of money you could be saving. Just be smart with your planning and everything will unfold perfectly, with much less money falling out those pockets of yours.
Some Tips for International Travel
Speaking of saving money, there’s a few things you should definitely be doing prior to your trip. If you’re smart, you can save some serious cash in the earliest hours of this epic vacation.
Especially if you are traveling on an International flight, where it could even be two or more days before you get settled in again.
First, plan your workout schedule in advance.
Plan it so that your rest day falls on the day of travel, or maybe the day after. We all know how good it feels to get on that plane knowing you just nailed a solid WOD. You won’t be so mentally stressed about your fitness slipping, and will be able to actually, finally relax.
Further assist yourself in alleviating some unwanted stresses and make sure to stock up on some healthy snacks!
If you get to the airport and have nothing, well, more than likely there is a giant cinnamon roll in your near future. And although a giant cinnamon roll isn’t necessarily a bad thing, let’s make sure that we are eating one because we actually want to, and not because we’re left without any other reasonable option.
When it comes to maintaining a focus on your health, you should also be doing everything you can to avoid getting sick.
Being in an Airport exposes us to a rather large number of random strangers. Strangers that are quite possibly carrying around a sea of unhealthy and unwanted bacterias.
Drink plenty of Vitamin C and overload on water in the weeks leading up to your flight.
Dealing with Jet Lag
Staying hydrated is always going to help you stay ahead of the game, but especially when it comes to being jet-lagged.
Avoiding sugary sodas and drinking too much coffee is also going to help tremendously. There’s no need for a caffeine rush right before you sit down on a crowded airplane.
When it comes to being jet lagged, let us focus on also not allowing ourselves to get too sucked into these small and stuffy seats. Be sure to get up and move around, especially if you are on one of those 8+ hour ocean crossing voyages.
Stand up and walk around, stretch in the little open area outside the bathrooms, do anything you can to get some healthy oxygen flowing through that body of yours!
You can even keep a stretch band in your carry on, or simply a towel will do. This could be a perfect time to really stretch out all those joints you don’t get to in your normal routine.
What should go in my carry on?
Speaking of your carry on, you should definitely be making sure that you’ve properly packed it with all the essentials.
- Important documents
- Emergency cash
- Healthy snacks
- Effervescent tablets (Airborne)
- Charging bank
- Noise cancelling headphones
- Face wipes
To name a few. Also, don’t forget those day saving over the counter medications:
There’s nothing worse then having to buy something you don’t actually need simply because you forgot to put in your carry on. Again, plan ahead!
Travel Medical Insurance
While we’re on the topic of medicine, make absolute sure you have adequate Travel Health Insurance.
We highly recommend Bulletproof ON . A travel insurance company that provides coverage for athletes. They provide amazing coverage and, more importantly, provide a healthy peace of mind.
This way you’ll know you’re covered no matter what happens. You can really take your vacation to the next level, and make the absolute most of your well deserved time off.
We’re customers ourselves and will always make this recommendation highly. Cover yourself through emergencies, and then just sit back and enjoy!
Tips to Stay Fit While Traveling
Not too much sitting though, right guys? We’re FIT, active, and healthy human beings!
Keep up on that fitness while you travel, getting into a gym whenever you can!
And if you can’t find a gym, that’s okay. Travel with a jump rope, maybe a set of rings, and research different travel workouts before you leave. If you think you might need some further assistance here, check out our How To Stay Fit While Traveling post from a few weeks back!
Again guys, WANDERFIT Ventures is here to help. Not only with the most epic travel and fitness holiday destinations you could possibly imagine, but also to do what we can in helping you out through your daily lives of fitness, travel, and overall healthy lifestyle.
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