At ImageThink, travel is an essential part of our routine. We travel to brainstorming and strategy meetings, interactive conferences, and more every week from New York and San Francisco to everywhere from New Jersey to Europe to China. As expert-level travelers, we’ve learned the ins and outs of what to do in transit, and we’ve even helped our clients visualize some recent travel trends. Here are a few tips to get you smoothly from your home to your hotel and back again.
- Bring your charger, and take a screenshot of your boarding pass
Keep an extra charger in your suitcase you travel with at all times. This way, if you forget to bring one in the rush, you’re backed up! Additionally, take a screenshot of your boarding pass. You never know if you’ll have reception, or if you will accidentally lose that small piece of paper.
- Wear layers
Temperature on planes and trains is unpredictable. Be prepared by bringing layers along so you can regulate your comfort easily.
- Stay hydrated
Drink lots of water. It’s often easy to forget, but giving your body lots of fluids keeps you alert and comfortable.
- Wear socks and easily removable shoes
When you go through security, be ready to move quickly without being encumbered by your own feet. Keep socks on to avoid being barefoot on airport floors. Or, skip the shoe removal altogether and sign up for TSA Precheck, especially if you fly often. You’ll never have to take them off again!
- Bring healthy snacks
Airports often don’t have fresh, healthy snacks, so remembering to bring them before you arrive is helpful. Plus, healthy snacks make sitting for long hours more bearable, and you don’t feel bloated after sitting for hours.
- Bring reading materials
You’re not guaranteed wifi on a flight or a train ride, so indulge in reading the old-fashioned way!
- Carry on your luggage
Avoid checking your bags as much as possible. You don’t want to risk the possibility of them being lost, plus carrying bags on makes the boarding process before and after your flight much faster.
- Leave your valuables at home
Don’t bring anything along that you wouldn’t want to lose. Leave that tiara at home!
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