For those that love traveling alone, it can feel like the opportunity to be yourself. But sometimes life on the road can get somewhat lonely. We’ve all been there, whether we have to do it for work, or it’s just something that we like to do on occasion, we miss a little bit of home. But at the same time, if we have that wanderlust, and we need to maintain some sort of nomadic sensibility, it’s important to feel like we have a little bit of home in our suitcase. What can we do to achieve this but still make the most of our travels?
Start With A Smaller Suitcase
Some people like to bring that feeling of home with them wherever they go, but this means getting the most enormous suitcase known to man. Instead, if you begin with the smallest suitcase, you limit your options. It means that you’ve got to pick, not just the essential items, but only a couple of things that remind you of home. It also allows you to pick the two changes of clothes that you will like to wear for a few weeks. But at the same time, it makes it easier to pack when you are on the go. If you travel for work, you want to make things easy to carry. If you like two pairs of shoes, get a travel shoe bag, but also think about how much space you have in the suitcase. A small suitcase isn’t a bad thing, especially if you want to make life easier for yourself as you travel.
Sleeping at hotels or airbnb’s or friends or family house can be uncomfortable. It is mostly uncomfortable because you’re not in your own bed. But you can make your nights a lot better if you can find room to pack your pillow or blanket or both. Sleeping on my own pillow makes all the different on the quality of sleep I get.
Keeping Yourself Entertained (And Exercised)!
Sometimes we want to stay on our exercise regime while traveling, but sometimes there is not enough time in the day. Or if it is late at night, the last thing we want to do is find a gym we are not familiar with in a place we don’t know. Resistance bands are easy to pack and provides an effective workout. Resistance bands are greatly underestimated, but there are plenty of people who swear by them, especially as they are low impact exercises. Turn on Netflix and get to a great workout in the safety of your own room.
It might seem like a chore to do, but in the long run, you will be happy that your clothes are hung up and easy to find and not rummaging around looking for something to wear that will likely be wrinkled. Try this, it really does help to feel like you’re at home.
Aim For A New Adventure Away From The Hotel Restaurant
If you travel for business the temptation can be to head down to the hotel restaurant, get something quick, and go to sleep. And while you might miss home on occasion, it’s always creating new adventures for yourself. Think about heading out somewhere and getting a unique experience. After all, not many people have the opportunity to do this, especially when they’re away on business. Life tends to keep us busy when at home. Use this opportunity to do things for yourself, perhaps catch a movie, and get a few more interesting tales under your belt.
If you spend a lot of time away from home, you might find that you miss the simple things. But also, life on the road can take you away from those routines that keep you healthy, and even sane. A little bit of home is always good but think about getting some new adventures under your belt as well.