Paid PostPosted on Jun 2, 201613 Ways To Transform Your Travel From Stressful To RestfulMake 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.by Comfort Inn & Comfort SuitesBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Find out everyone's expectations. View this photo on Instagram 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via tylerbatten.tumblr.com 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Columbia Pictures / Via giphy.com 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. Courtesy of Appendage Accessories / Via etsy.com 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. View this photo on Instagram 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via cheezburger.com 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. View this vine on Vine 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. Thinkstock 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via gifbin.com 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. View this photo on Instagram 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. Thinkstock 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. Thinkstock 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. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Logo TV / Via realitytvgifs.tumblr.com 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.