Where are you going?
How are you going to get there; Fly, drive, sail, train?
How long will you stay?
How long will the journey take?
Are you going to stop along the way? Where?
All of these are basic questions that should be asked prior to departure. Sadly, many of these questions are often over looked in the spirit of, “winging it,” because people feel like they know what they’re doing and can handle themselves.
Today we’re going to look at how we are travelling to our destination – Mode of transportation can impact the decisions we make along the way. Packing for a road trip is significantly different than planning for your flight. For example, you’ll need food, food storage, charging devices, and more just to survive the trip these days. With a plane, pack your bag and let the in-flight crew handle the entertainment and food.
Consider making a list of all the things you’ll need depending on your mode of travel weeks in advance of your trip. Then, take the time to actually acquire the desired items before departure. This will allow you to pre-plan and eliminate last-minute worry associated with, “did we get this,” or, “we should have brought that.”
It’s better to overthink and over-plan than it is to get caught without that one important item that can derail your entire experience. Look into how long it will take to arrive at your chosen spot based on the mode of transport. If you’re driving cross country, you will need to buy and prepare for a LONG journey ahead. If it’s a quick train ride between states…maybe bring a bag and a magazine.
When it comes down to it, all modes of transportation will require some sort of carry-storage. Consider finding the best backpack or travel bag for the trip you’re planning.
We recommend something durable, but portable like these.