One of my husband’s favorite movies is “Trains, Planes and Automobiles”… and since our conference is in not-Chicago (will post more about that later) I can’t help but pray that the story in this movie doesn’t become our travel story. We have a week of family visiting to do before conference and have plane-ed and automobile-ed so far. Unfortunately, we already have some travel stories, but I’ll spare you the details – trust me – you don’t want to know.
So, how about some travel tips?
Earlier I shared some packing tips and I really think packing and traveling go hand in hand. But here we go anyway…
- Wear your big clothes through security. I mean, you coat, your extra layer, your tall boots. I know this can be a pain because then you have more to take off to put in your bucket but it saves a lot of room in your suitcase. Which will either make it lighter or give you more space… always a good thing.
- Dress a little nicer. I’ve had this discussion with friends and a lot of them don’t really agree with me but I’m still sticking with this one. I know a lot of people like to wear sweats on air planes for comfort but I find that when you are nicely dressed you get better service at the airport and on the airplane.
- If you are boarding the plane in one of the last boarding zones opt to put your overhead suitcase closer to the front rather than by your seat way in the back. There probably won’t be room for it anyway. Also, when you’re deplaning you can walk and grab rather than try to grab a suitcase that’s behind you.
- Don’t bring your guitar. Ok, so I’ve never brought my guitar on a plane but in a past thread on a music therapy fb group this topic was discussed. It just seemed like a big hassle and you might end up with a lost or broken guitar. The whole thing sounds like a pain to me.
- I don’t prefer to drive ANYWHERE so if you drive my tip is to bring snacks and a rosary. !