Travel nursing is all the rage, and we can understand why. You get to see and experience new and exciting things while doing the job you love to do. One thing that comes with travel nursing is doing the actual traveling. This can be a blessing or a curse depending on who you ask. I for one love the aspect of traveling and getting from point a to point b and one reason for that is because I have become a sort of expert in finding ways to stay cozy while I travel. I will share a few of my secrets with you now, so you can have a better experience next time you find that best fit opportunity that requires travel.
Cotton and layers will be your best friend when it comes to traveling. Cotton is soft and breathable fabrics that keep you cozy and can help with circulation in general on those long flights or being stuck in a car. As for layers, these will allow you to increase or decrease the amount of clothing layers you have on depending on the temperature you are dealing with. Nothing is worse than sitting on a three hour flight freezing. A few other tips for comfort would be compression socks if you are prone to swelling and also one of those much needed travel pillows. All of these things will make your traveling a breeze!
Snacks and Hydration
I ALWAYS overpack snacks when I am traveling, especially on airplanes. Something about being stuck somewhere for a certain amount of time makes me want to snack hardcore. Eating healthy snacks such as nuts, bars, trail mix, popcorn, fruits, and veggies are all great ideas. Try to avoid salty snacks as they tend to make you thirstier and also try to avoid super crunchy foods if at all possible. No one wants to hear a random person crunch down over and over again. Water is simple, stay hydrated and keep a reusable bottle with you at all times so you can easily refill when needed. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate feeling thirsty and try to avoid it at all costs.
Did you know that you can get sore after sitting for too long? To decrease muscle soreness, you should really move around and stretch your muscles as often as possible. If you find some time to walk around, even for a minute, it will help in a big way.
Bring Things you Enjoy
Time flies when you’re having fun! Bring items you genuinely enjoy and your travel time will feel like a breeze. I always bring a book that I can enjoy, my phone loaded up with new music, and a show or two downloaded on my phone. This way I am giving myself options in what I want to do, but all of them are things I really like to do so win win win.
Buy Boujee Items
Sometimes, it’s okay to be a little extra. When it comes to my travel set up, I am usually the most extra. Invest in some items that can take your traveling experience to the next level. Here are just a few items that you could purchase hat have worked wonders for me.
- Noise cancelling headphones
- Face mask
- Portable battery for phone
- Travel packing cubes (game changer)
- Phone holder for hands free holding
- Foot hammock for air travel
I hope this helps make your next travel assignment easier and more enjoyable. I know personally that after I started making these changes in my travel routine, it increased my love for travel that much more. There is no reason why you should hate the idea of traveling, and these easy tips will help you on your adventure.
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