Tips to help you: see the world minus the stress
Even the most seasoned of travellers can be struck by holiday stress. You take a wrong turn when driving on a different side of the road; you misjudge the time it’ll take to get to the airport; or worse, you misplace your passport and all of a sudden you’re the opposite of relaxed. As you begin to panic your heart rate rises, your hands become clammy, and you start to feel that horrible, prickly sweat.
What you’re actually experiencing is what’s known as ‘emotional’ or ‘stress’ sweat – a specific type of sweat that we all produce when faced with stressful, emotionally-charged situations. It’s totally different to the sweat you produce when the temperature rises – and unfortunately, it’s the kind that leaves you smelling less than savoury. And when you’re already knee-deep in a high-stress situation or in an unfamiliar environment, the last thing you need to add to your list of anxieties is underarm wetness and body odour.
Now, as for trying to avoid getting into stressful travel situations in the first place, we’ve enlisted the help of travel insurance specialists InsureandGo Australia. Here are their top tips for reducing holiday-related stress:
#1: Check and double check your passport and visa requirements well in advance to ensure they are all up to date and you have the required visas for transit and entry to your destination.
#2: Start investigating travel insurance options a few weeks prior to your trip. Travel insurance is something you do not want to leave home without as it costs a fraction of what you are paying for your trip, but could save you thousands if the worst happens. And don’t just pick the cheapest travel insurance policy. Take the time to read the full Product Disclosure Statement to decide if the insurance is right for you and provides the cover that you need.
#3: Travelling with kids? Entertainment and snacks are a must – they will keep the kids occupied and leave you less stressed.
#4: Always try to travel with some emergency cash, just in case there are no ATM’s or EFTPOS facilities.
#5: Finally, relax and enjoy your trip, because you deserve it!
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Have you experienced this kind of 'emotional' sweat when in a foreign country? What's the most stressful situation you've been in when travelling? What are your top 'stress less holiday' tips?
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