Many people travel to get rid of stress, but walking can be stressful for some people. Travel stress is a feeling of stress and tension associated with travel. Despite the many positive aspects and benefits of a trip, travel stress can make people experience a negative holiday.
If you plan to go on a team tour, there are many items you can do to create the trip fun and enjoyable for you and your fellow travellers. Here’s an excellent checklist for you to get started.
- Pack a small bag to carry on the bus. Your luggage will go to the designated area of the bus, and you will have to carry a small one on the bus. That will be helpful for snacks, books and other accessories you need for easy and quick access.
- Do not forget your camera. Once you’ve packed your camera, don’t forget to take pictures! I know it’s obvious, but I’m always obsessed with scenes and sounds, and I forgot to take pictures! (Duh!)
- Get a collection of great jokes, puzzles and experiences to share with the team! The rest of the team wants to go for one trick! Until the next break, we share dilemmas, make jokes and have fun laughing.
- Carry some great movies. Most tour buses have DVD players. At least ours did. Find out in advance and then rent some great movies for “on the road” entertainment. If you have children in your group, choose from various films, such as cartoons, action movies for teens, and perhaps more adult documentaries or family dramas.
- Carry some fantastic music CDs. Most team tour buses also have a CD player. We played our favourite things and enjoyed group singing. Perhaps you can arrange a karaoke competition “on the road” for your team.
- Do not forget your medication. That is essential. Maybe this should be at the top of the list, but make sure you have all the medicine you need in the bag you carry on the bus.
- Pack a small pillow for ease of sleeping. If you are like me, a moving vehicle and a well-cooled environment are an open invitation to a good night’s sleep! I took a small pillow and slept well between rest stops to make it easier to sleep! The team leader has photos to prove it! His “hobby” was collecting pictures of sleeping tourists! Maybe I’ll put that picture here! (Not)
- A blanket maybe you needed. Those tourist buses can be cold !!! My veil was beneficial.
- Telescope. If your trip involves outdoor viewing, a pair of binoculars is essential.
- Bathrooms. Most hotels have swimming pools. That is a great “treat” for kids who behave well when travelling all day! If you’ve been somewhere near the beach, you’ll have to swim!
- Do not forget your passport. If you are travelling internationally, you will most likely need a visa. Be sure to make copies of your passport and other essential documents and keep them in a safe place!
- Don’t forget your airline tickets. That may seem obvious, but it has happened before. That may soon be a thing of the past as many airlines are switching to electronic access. After all, there are many more things we need to keep in mind.
Airports are some of the most stressful places in the world. It can be a difficult task but try not to let that busy environment overwhelm your trip.
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