Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

Six Things You Can Do To Make Traveling More Enjoyable And Less Stressful

Taking a trip should be fun. You get to see new sights, meet new people, and try out new kinds of food. You also get to learn more about the country’s history and culture. Traveling, though, can also be stressful. Taking a few simple steps can help.

Plan Ahead

Many travelers prefer to travel without making specific plans. While a little spontaneity is fine, it’s better to make the major arrangements ahead of time. Doing so will often save you money, ensure you’ll be able to participate in the tours and activities you want, and ease the stress of looking for accommodations when you’re already tired out.

Keep a Good Attitude

Sometimes things go wrong when you’re on a trip. Flights are canceled or arrive late, hotel reservations get lost or the restaurant where you were hoping to eat is closed. There’s no point in letting these types of events send you spiraling into a bad mood. Instead, stay open to making changes when needed. Focus on the good parts of the trip instead of the bad.

Consider Getting an RV

If you love to travel around the country, getting an RV may be a perfect choice for you. Having an RV can save you money on hotel rooms, air fare, and eating out in restaurants. You can also avoid the trouble of packing and unpacking by keeping the RV stocked and ready to go at all times. An RV is also a good choice if you want to bring your pet along when you travel. Check out Fretz RV for some of the best deals.

Take Steps to Stay Healthy

Your trip won’t be the least bit enjoyable if you come down with influenza or even a nasty cold. Drink plenty of fluids, try to sleep at least eight hours per night, and maintain a healthy diet. It’s also a good idea to wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. Finally, drink alcohol only in moderation. A killer hangover will not lead to a happy trip.

Leave Your Job Behind

With so many mobile communication devices, it’s become far too easy for co-workers to track you down. As much as possible, try to avoid combining work and leisure. Don’t check your work mail account, for instance, and don’t give colleagues the number for your personal cell phone.

Don’t Leave Your Exercise Plan at Home

Don’t spend all the time perfecting your tan on a beach. You’ll feel better if you throw some exercise into your vacation. Take a walk around, for instance, and look at the local sights. You can also play at the local tennis courts and golf courses.

Vacations are supposed to be carefree and relaxing. You’ll have a much better time if you follow a few simple, stress-reducing tips.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

Find Us on Social Media

Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Error: Error validating access token: Session has expired on Saturday, 09-Feb-19 10:16:27 PST. The current time is Wednesday, 16-Oct-19 12:58:32 PDT.
Type: OAuthException
Code: 190
Subcode: 463
Please refer to our Error Message Reference.

IFCS On Twitter

Sarah &Javon, Arapahoe Community College Dean of Students sharing excitement for the Food Bank. We visited last week to learn more about the school's programs for students in need and to explore opportunities for collaboration.

Thank you to Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch for their continuous support of our Hunger Alleviation Programs. We are proud to partner with them. Thank you for being a Gold Sponsor of the October 26th Boo-athon Halloween Bowling event. https://t.co/vchbumUH00

One week in and Holiday Program registrations are filling quickly. Interested families be sure to come in any Tuesday or Thursday by October 31. https://t.co/z3N39LONkx

Load More...

Key Sponsors

Our Affliations

 

 

IFCS

Sign Up for our eNewsletter

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

USDA Non-Discrimination Policy

IFCS follows the USDA non-discrimination policy. Learn more by clicking here to read the statement. (PDF)