Since I have traveled to England five times, to Mexico and all over the US, I consider myself a pretty good traveler. But, this is my first time to Indonesia! My first flight is 15 hours and my connecting flight is another 5 hours; add in the crazy time difference and I feel like a travel novice! After some research I think I am prepared to get through the next 24 hours …
- I loaded my Kindle with 3 new books and my iPod with 2 new audiobooks. I also have my netbook in case writing inspiration hits me mid-flight.
- I will try to get some sleep, so I have my favorite pashmina that doubles as a blanket, my neck pillow and The Slumber Mask which includes ear plugs. I also packed some Melatonin to get my system acclimated to the time zone and over the jet lag. (I don’t sleep well the first couple of nights in a new place so packed some sleeping pills too.)
- After sleeping on a plane it is important to rehydrate my skin, so I have body and face lotion, eye drops and lip gloss in my carry on. I also have my toothbush and toothpaste, and a hair brush to help me freshen up.
- Traveling to a new country can be hard on your digestive system, so I was advised to drink a probiotic a few hours before my flight. Then when I arrive my first meal will be a miso soup.
Do you have any good long distance travel tips?
If you are going on a trip soon I recommend using this great packing checklist so that you don’t forget anything. For more great travel tips check out posts by my dear friend Chamorro Chica and this post on goop.com.