There’s no way to sugarcoat the news about travel lately — things have gotten cray. So how can you get to where you need to go this summer without losing your **it? We’ve got a few tips and tricks to help you jet-set from point A to point B, minus the meltdown. Whether you’re facing delays or smelly seatmates (ugh!), here’s how to find your zen on the way, no matter what happens.
1. Book some airport spa time. When faced with hours-long flight delays (SMH!), you could head straight to the bar and drink away your sorrows, but hold the martini. Look for an Xpress Spa location (they’ve got over 50 airport locations around the globe) and go for a 30-minute massage or manicure instead. “We have the opportunity to provide travelers a sense of relaxation in an environment that is normally filled with anxiety, stress, and delays,” says Ed Jankowski, CEO of XpresSpa. In other words, you’ll arrive feeling super relaxed and not one bit dehydrated FTW.
2. Pack a travel essentials kit. When you’re heading out for the long haul, be sure to fly prepared. The genius Lauren Conrad Travel Rescue Kit ($28) includes a satin eye mask and ear plugs so you can get some shut-eye en route. When you wake up, all of your beauty needs will be covered with hair ties and a compact/brush combo. Suffered a mishap? The kit even has a nail file, tweezers, and earring backs, just in case.
3. Calm down with lavender. There’s nothing pleasant about being packed in coach (SOS!). So when the going gets rough (and the crying babies get loud), dab a bit of Tory Burch Lavender Eau de Parfum Rollerball ($29) on your wrists. It will smell a billion times better than what your seatmate is eating and bring all the calm vibes.
4. Do a hand treatment on board. The only thing worse than the stress of travel might be how nasty dry your hands feel after you disembark. Seriously, the worst. You’ve got hours to kill on the plane, so get your hands super smooth and silky with Rituals Dao Hand Balm ($17). And keep drinking water handy, because hydration leads to relaxation.
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