We just got back from a family trip, and as most vacations go there were long hours in the car and airplane as well as lots of walking, climbing stairs, and lugging bags around. Unfortunately, all of the adults had some sort of aches and pains to deal with over the course of the vacation. Crazy right? But can you relate?
I put together a list of quick tips that might help on your next trip. We did all of these over that last couple of weeks.
- Frequent Pit Stops
Long drives can be a killer for tight muscles and joints. Try to plan your route with convenient stops along the way. Get going early and stop for lunch along the way. Maybe look for a scenic lookout or other landmark where you can spend a few minutes stretching your legs and getting your circulation going. I know it makes for longer travel time, but wouldn’t you rather arrive more comfortably. On one leg of the trip we broke up 6-hour drive into two drives and slept over in between. The drive may not have been fast, but it sure was a lot more pleasant.
- Be Careful with Luggage