Connect with us


Happy Travels: 4 Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Vacation More


Are you really enjoying your travels? Most people are quick to complain whenever they hit the road, blaming delays and poor accommodations for their travel angst. Sure, things can go wrong, but lots of things go right and that is where you want to shift your attention. As someone who is well aware of the snafus travel can present, no matter how near or far you may be from home, I would like to share some tips that have helped me.

Focus on the Positive

If you are traveling you are blessed. Being able to hop on a plane, take a train or drive your car to a travel destination is a blessing. It is exciting to travel to a new spot, even if it is just a few states over, and few people on earth do a consistent amount of traveling in their lifetime. Some people never leave their hometown and a fair amount of people never leave their home state.
Count your blessings; if you can afford a plane ticket then you are well ahead of many other people. If your company foots the travel bill for business purposes then count yourself lucky; many people never work a job that pays the travel bills.

Expect the Unexpected

If you are a traveler and want to enjoy the experience, take the time to assess the inevitable.You will run into delays, disappointments and all types of unexpected situations along the way but this really isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
Accept this fact. You will remain sane and you will also learn how to laugh at situations that most people get angry at.


This may sound like a weird thing to be throwing into an article about traveling, but it works. Meditation helps you develop peace of mind and a sense of calm confidence — two critical mindsets for any traveler to cultivate. You will run into potentially stressful situations but if you are willing to meditate frequently you can observe your feelings instead of complaining about or acting on these lower energies.
Sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes daily. Find a quiet spot. Focus on your breathing. If your attention wanders note the object of your attention and then move your focus firmly but gently back to your breathing. Follow the air in and out of your nose. Proceed to meditate and never miss a day to deal with stressful situations properly.

Smile More

Sometimes during my current two-year-long trip I wonder how many happy travelers are out there. The masses move around with scowls on their faces, quick to rush, complain and be pushy around service people. Sometimes I talk to various people and all I hear about are the complaints and grievances. Few smile, but taking a simple moment to smile changes your life instantly. You will feel better, and when you feel better you will naturally move into high-energy actions, like seeing the positive in situations and expressing gratitude over any situation
A simple smile is the starting point. Do not allow masses of miserable, stressed-out travelers around you to affect your personality. Smile. Laugh more. Be ready to embrace any type of situation and be willing to smile along the way. A split-second decisions can change your experience instantly, so get smiling while traveling.

Travel Is Fun

Seriously, think about hitting the airport, or taking the train, or driving your car to a new location. If you are traveling for business or pleasure it matters not. Traveling is fun, enjoyable, and enlightening. You are blessed to see new places and meet new people, or to connect with individuals that you have befriended in the past. Learn to enjoy your travels and you can more easily embrace any situation which arises during your travels.
About the Author: Kelli Cooper is a freelance writer who enjoys discussing anything related to travel. If you are vacationing in North Carolina, she highly recommends the Comfort Inn Hotel in Nags Head North Carolina.
Photo Credit

Continue Reading

Recent Posts

Travel1 month ago

Best Places To Visit In The North Of England

If you live in England, you will know there are many different places to visit for the weekend. There are...

General1 month ago

Green Home Improvement Ideas

In a world where environmental concerns are growing, the concept of “green” has gone beyond a trendy catchphrase and is...

Lifestyle2 months ago

How to Host an Unforgettable House-Warming!

The time has finally come. You have moved into your dream pad, and are officially adulting in your very own...

Autos2 months ago

A Guide to Parking Lot Striping

The journey to a well-striped parking lot begins with the right paint. In this brief guide, we’ll unravel the mystery...

Business4 months ago

Business Tips For Protecting Your Finances During A Recession

In 2023, taking the necessary steps to protect your finances for your business is now more important than ever. The...

Lifestyle5 months ago

Tips For Cleaning Your Trainers

If you’re into your trainers and streetwear, you’re likely to be very conscious of keeping them looking their best! So,...

Marketing5 months ago

Branding Trends For Start-Ups in 2023

Branding is incredibly important as it impacts how your business reaches and connects with its target market. If you’re branding...

Business5 months ago

Avoiding the Wrong Kind of Growth

Growth is vital for any business – some models, like tech start-ups, are built around periods of dramatic, explosive growth...

Business6 months ago

How To Become A Property Developer

There are several reasons why an individual will want to become a property developer. One of the main reasons for...

Tech8 months ago

What Is The Difference Between Cyber Attacks and Cyber Threats?

If you own a business that uses the cloud to manage workloads, you have probably heard of the terms cyberattack...

Marketing8 months ago

3 Types of Marketing Every Small Construction Business Should Do

Construction is a very saturated sector, whether you’re a large or small construction company, so marketing should be at the...

Business9 months ago

How Relevant Life Insurance Plans Can Future-Proof Your Business

Last year, UK inflation reached the highest level that it had been for decades. The markets became unsteady and nervous...

Autos9 months ago

In a Car Accident? Here’s How to Find a Great Lawyer

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, you know that it can be an overwhelming experience. Not only do...

Education9 months ago

Considering Therapy? Here’s a Few Common Therapy Techniques Explained

If you’re considering therapy as a means to improve your mental health, you may be curious about the type of...

home repairs home repairs
Home Improvement9 months ago

Top 5 Home Repairs You Should Never DIY

DIY home repairs are all the rage these days. But before you jump on the bandwagon, there are some things...