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13 Ways To Transform Your Travel From Stressful To Restful

Make your trip one to remember for the right reasons with these little tips and tricks. Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites made some changes to make sure your stay is restful.

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1. Find out everyone's expectations.

When planning your trip, knowing what everyone wants to do will make a world of difference. Is your group trying to see all the museums, eat all the foods, or hit all the bars? Taking this all into account when planning will hopefully keep everyone happy.

2. Figure out your budget before.

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Lavish dinners, surf lessons, shopping sprees, massages — #TreatYoSelf. It's your vacation, live it up! Just be sure to know what everyone is willing to spend and on what. Nothing can ruin a trip more than people feeling stretched and strapped for cash.

3. Be smart when booking your hotel.

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Book a hotel room based on what your group needs. Little things like comfortable beds, enough space for everyone, and free breakfast will help your group feel much more rested and ready to conquer the world.

4. Eye masks are everything.

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Whether you want to catch some shuteye on the road or want to doze off while your friends watch TV, eye masks are your BFF. You can't fully enjoy your trip if you're a bit sleepy, so eye masks will help you grab some extra ZZZs and feel like royalty.

5. Make lists and triple-check them before you leave.

Lists will save your trip, seriously. Create lists for what you need to get before your trip, documents to print, your itinerary, and more. Sure, it may be annoying upfront, but you'll be glad you did later. Plus, it's a great way to spot any items that can be shared among your group, like sunblock!

6. Pack healthy snacks for the road.

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Eating on the go will save you time, sure, but do you really want to carry the smell of your dinner with you all the way into the next state? Keep the smell vibes good and save the smelly foods for the diner.

7. Make a collaborative playlist for the road.

Whether you're driving an hour or five hours, a good playlist can make a road trip. Before your trip, put together a collaborative playlist on Spotify so everyone in your group can get a chance to play their favorite tunes.

8. Be smart and remember the essentials.

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If you're taking a road trip, make sure you pack some practical items just in case. Some spare cash, a flashlight, and a first aid kit are all important essentials you should keep in your car.

9. Be prepared and open for change.

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Things may not always go according to plan during your trip. Being prepared and having a plan B in place will help keep your mind at ease during your vacation.

10. Take time to smell the roses.

You worked for this vacation, you earned this vacation, so enjoy it. Slow down, relax, and take all of it in. Enjoy that sunset, eat your gelato slower, and breathe in the ocean air just a little bit longer. After all, it's not every day you get to be there.

11. Ask the staff at your hotel for local recommendations.

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They live where you're visiting, and they know some of the best places that only the locals may have knowledge of. Utilize them and be sure to let them know what you thought.

12. Keep a log of your excursions.

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You're going to eat some amazing food, see some amazing things, and find some amazing spots. Keep a running list on your phone or use an app like Foursquare to keep track of these for the future. You'll be able to help friends ditch the stress thanks to your ready-made list of recommendations!

13. Embrace and enjoy the art of disconnecting.

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There is beauty in the art of disconnecting from your technology, of being fully present. The very moment you are enjoying, with those exact people, at that exact place, at your current age will never happen again. Drink every drop of it up.

Traveling shouldn't be stressful. That's why Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites is undergoing a transformation so you can be rested, set, and ready to go.

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