Is Long-Haul Travel For You?


When it comes to travel, we all have our preferences. And because of that, it can often be all too easy to stay within our comfort zones. However, that will only ever limit the kind of experiences that you get to have. And if you’re someone that loves travel and wants to start doing more of it, one of the things you need to open your eyes up to is long-haul travel. Sometimes, it’s easy to think that this isn’t for you but consider these three areas to work out if it could be.

The Culture 
First of all, you’re going to want to do some research. Take a look into the local culture of your destination and read up on what it’s all about. Consider the local customs, the food, the weather, and whether or not this is something you want to explore.

The Experience 
Not only that, you should definitely be thinking about the overall experience that you might get to have. Plan out the sights you want to see and the things you want to do. There are many experiences that you'd completely miss out on if you closed yourself off to long-haul travel.

The Adjustments 
Now one thing that really puts a lot of people off is the time. It's important to take into account both the flight time and the time zone change when you arrive. But if you plan well and you’re able to get some sleep on the plane and perhaps if you can adjust your sleep patterns, according to the infographic below.  Doing these things should help you better adjust once you arrive.

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11 comments

  1. Oh that jet lag sleep chart is an interesting one, thanks for sharing! Not that I have any international travel coming up, haha! It's hard to do with kids, but I'd like to when they are a little older :)

    Hope that you are having a good week :)

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  2. Hello Rowena! This is so true and to be honest I usually dont do this lol! I mean, I love traveling but I also explore the places with no a particular plan and is very bad. I have a list of what to see but not in order when. Also the sleep schedute is very interesting. Kisses dead and happy Halloween! xo

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  3. I usually adapt very quickly to time zone differences, must be the long training when working shifts.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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  4. I haven't traveled in ages, but thank you for sharing these tips! It will come in handy!

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  5. Interesting post dear! thanks for sharing, xx

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  6. Hmm, I've never thought of that before! I will be putting it to the test next time I travel.
    Thanks for sharing

    Loren // Plaidandsugar.blogspot.ca

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  7. Wow, that sleep pattern graph is so helpful! I always get jet lag when I visit places that are far away, and this would definitely help me get on track. Great post with really helpful tips!

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  8. I usually need time to adapt for different zone,cool post ;)

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  9. This chart is great, would be so helpful when travelling. I'd love to go off to some places I've never been. It's a must!! Happy day to you :)

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  10. I wish I knew about this sleep chart back when I worked as a flight attendant. I never suffered a serious jet leg but switching time zones sometimes gave me a headache.

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  11. Wow! This is such a good post. I really love that sleep chart and wish I had this handy before! Lol. Have a wonderful week!

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