Travel Better in 2019

Changing your approach towards traveling can go a long way in making you happier and healthier this year. Here are three ways to get the most out of your trips in 2019

Make sure you travel well

This year focus on improving just one area: your travels, and making sure you travel well.

With this in mind, here are three ways to get the most out of your travels in 2019.

It’s important to remember that vacation days are typically part of one’s compensation but the onus is on you to take them. There are things you can do to make it a smoother process for everyone involved.

Plan early so you can give as much advance notice as possible, being mindful of when your company or team’s busy times of the year are. Also, consider a vacation-planning lunch or shared calendar with your colleagues to avoid potential timing conflicts.

When you make the request with your boss, treat it with the same amount of respect as any other important workplace issue.

One of the biggest killers of fun while traveling is forcing yourself to adhere to a strict daily schedule. Unfortunately, trips don’t plan themselves (unless you hire a travel planner). But you can strike a middle ground of having solid logistics while still leaving room for spontaneity. Checklists definitely help for the major components: flights, hotels, car rental, tickets or reservations.

People who like plans and schedules will probably be fine if they know they’ve got one cool thing planned for the day — the rest of the day can go as it will. People who like to be spontaneous can take comfort that there’s only one thing on the schedule.

Do you insist on never checking a bag? Maybe it’s time to let this one go and cut some stress. Getting gate checked is a small hassle, but your luggage is usually taken by hand and put into the front of the hold, which means it’s often the first bag to come out when the plane is unloaded.
If you’re ready to take this leap, treat yourself to a new checked luggage bag which is sleek and durable.