06 February 2015

5 Ways to Travel in Style (long-distance or cross country)

No surprise here but I love to travel.. when I travel with work it's usually with the luxury of sitting in first or business class, but in the real world I can only pretend to have that kind of money. So here are five wonderful ways to make your travels feel like first class while sitting in the back..

1) A really, really great pillow. Travel pillows come in all shapes and sizes but finding one that actually supports your neck is a given. I used one for years that inflated, which was nice on the packing but not that great on the sleeping. I just gave in this year and picked up this baby, the J Pillow. sexy, I know.
but the awesomeness of it is that is supposedly supports all sides of your head. chin, neck, cheek. you name it. I'm going to try it out on my flight to Prague next weekend- wish me luck!

2) Noise-cancellation headphones. No one likes  a flight with a crying baby, a screaming passenger or a seatmate that snores. Now again, as much as I would love to purchase a pair $300 Bose, there are many other affordable and quality headphones out there. I recently snagged these babies (used) for $86 on Amazon, and they had free prime shipping. Win!


3) Alcohol. Lets be real- no one wants to pay $10 for an awful drink on a plane, but we have all been there where one would have been super nice. So bring the drink with you! For a few bucks you can pick up an airplane bottle from the liquor store, pack it in your carry-on and then just ask for a coke when the flight attendant comes around. The biggie with this is that technically it is against the law for you to serve yourself on a flight so use some caution- have a drink before you get on the plane, or use discretion when tipping it into your plastic cup.

4) A cozy blanket. Those airplane blankets can suck it. They are never big enough, or warm enough, and those long flights can get cold. Find a cozy blanket it at Marshall's, TJMaxx, RueLaLa or wherever and make yourself a lot happier.Or if anything make sure you back an pashmina or large lightweight scarf.

5) Pack your own food. Airport food is usually junk, airplane food in the back of the plane- just as bad. Make yourself a tasty pasta salad, an array of snacks- fruit, nuts, a few pieces of candy, freeze a yogurt, a stick of hard cheese. Throw it all in a flexible lunch sack (like the one below, cute and will fold up easily when you are finished)  and bring it with you. I've never had an issue bringing food through security and it has a lot of pluses- you can eat when you want to (always takes the plane a while to serve), you know you are eating things you like, and you will be saving yourself some money. Don't forget to bring an empty water bottle too- you can refill it after you've gone past the x-rays and scanners!


 Happy Friday!

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21 comments:

  1. These are some great tips! I haven't been on a plane for longer than 4 hours in a LONG time, but these are great for when you are! A pillow and blanket are a must. Totally agree with you there!

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  2. I just learned the beauty of headphones. How did I go for years without those? Flights are so much more enjoyable now. You'll have to let us know how that pillow worked! I'm in the search for a good one soon.

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  3. I've never been on a plane long distance, but I would think noise-cancelling headphones would be a MUST for a longer flight!

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  4. love this, checking out the J pillow :-)

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  5. What awesome tips! I am constantly traveling for my husband's company. The alcohol tip cracked me up ;) Can't wait to hear about how your Prague trips goes!

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  6. Definitely yes to the noise cancelling headphones! I bring them with me on every flight. I've never found a neck pillow that was very comfy but that one is pretty interesting!

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  7. Great tips! I was wondering about bringing food. I'm definitely packing some food for myself now! I have regular headphones but I might just have to get noise canceling ones. I did pick up some ear plugs for sleeping.

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  8. I'm excited to try out this new pillow- hoping for the best night sleep on a plane yet!

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  9. seriously- I felt the same way after I finally purchased some, all those years of missed opportunity! will definitely give an update on the pillow, it is so funny looking!

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  10. they might be one of the best inventions ever- so happy I broke down and finally purchased a pair!

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  11. i'm really excited to try it out- hopefully it works as well as it says it does!

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  12. I mean who doesn't appreciate a cheaper drink on a plane- and you know we've all needed one at some point..

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  13. yes, isn't it so nice to know you can bring food through security? liquids still apply so definitely freeze your yogurts and stay away from a soup but i've never had a problem with anything else. I've even brought cold packs with me.

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  14. These are such great tips!! I need that pillow. I am that girl on the airplane that falls asleep instantly and starts doing that head nod thing. It startles me awake and the person next to me is like wtf?!? AKA, I am investing in that awesome pillow

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  15. it was the FIRST thing i saved in my "collection" called TRAVEL, so thanks!

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  16. That's awesome. Totally packing a sandwich now.

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  17. awesome! glad I could share some tips- will update all on the pillow when I get back!

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  18. It seems like it might do the job! Will be trying it out on my upcoming flight to Prague so will for sure update the blog world when I get back!

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