How to get around in style: Five tips for travelers
Planning to get away this year? Discover five trips that will ensure that you travel in style – wherever you choose to go.
Styles are changing all the time with fashion, technology, travel, and more. Trends change for many reasons; sometimes, it is changing tastes; other times, there are social and political changes that influence our choices.
This is certainly true of travel. So what are some modern travel trends, and how can you travel in style without overpaying or impacting the environment?
1) Comfortable clothing
Whether it is an overseas vacation or a staycation, you need to make sure you are comfortable when you travel. Feeling comfortable puts a smile on your face and allows you to travel in style. When you are walking around the urban centers of London, New York, Tokyo, and Sydney or relaxing on the sandy beaches of the Caribbean or Algarve, you need the right sets of clothing.
Not only that, you need comfortable clothing for planes and trains. Many hours traveling with little room to move and stretch can hinder your enjoyment of the trip if your clothing is not uncomfortable. Choosing the right clothing for travel is a lot like making a capsule wardrobe; you need to start with the base layers and pick things that mix and match well, giving you options.
2) Travel planning
Traveling in style means feeling relaxed throughout the journey so that you are free to experience the world, follow your inspiration, and express yourself the way you desire. For this to happen, everything needs to be planned in advance and organized. If you have to stress about how you will get from the airport to the hotel or anything else, it dampens the experience.
When you plan your travels meticulously, you reduce your stress levels on the trip, but it also gives you the chance to land great deals on flights and hotels. Naturally, the sooner you book your travels, the cheaper it is; advanced planning also gives you plenty of time to find bargains and discounts. Make a checklist on your phone or a notebook to keep track of everything.
3) Driving styles
So you have decided against flying this year? That’s a great choice. It means you reduce your carbon footprint, save money on travel, and support the local economy. It also means you have the chance to explore the local area and discover what it has to offer. Even though it is a different kind of traveling, you will still want to travel in style. There are good ways to do this.
A staycation often involves a vehicle, usually a car, van, or motorhome. A staycation vehicle can be hired for the season, but if you choose your own, you can travel in style with Private Plates. Private plates are your chance to personalize your vehicle and stand out for the right reasons. You will also want to make sure you have plenty of internal comforts for long hours on the road.
4) Eco-travel choices
At one time traveling in style meant living the high life; it was all about flights to far-flung places, expensive restaurants, and having your every need catered to; but times have changed. Of course, this style of traveling is still available if you are prepared to pay for it and you are not particularly eco-conscious. But eco-traveling is a better option and more popular nowadays.
You are likely to get more of the right attention if you opt for a staycation and support sustainable resorts, hotels, and businesses, than if you live it up somewhere distant. That’s not to say you can’t make your way overseas, but thinking about the sustainability of your trip is better for your personal style. These days, it is becoming easier to make eco-travel choices.
5) Travel photos
When you head off on a vacation, you want to document it with some travel photos, so how can you make sure you get the best images of yourself at home or abroad? There are a few things you can try so that you snap the perfect picture every time, even when it is spontaneous. Start by deciding on the type of pictures you want to take, and get a camera and accessories ready.
Modern smartphones offer high-quality pictures as well as a swiss-army knife of other features, so it makes sense to go with one as your primary camera. Still, you need to make sure it doesn’t get lost with a reliable case and some insurance. You will also need to make sure you have a camera stick to take perfect shots in awkward locations. Stay comfy, and you smile more easily.