Is backpacking best left to the young, free and undiscerning? Many see it simply as a chance for eighteen-year-olds to put off real life for a while, getting drunk in ramshackle beach bars and sleeping in palm-frond huts.
But what happens when those undiscerning backpackers grow up without losing their yearning for real travel? They hit the road again as flashpackers.
All the things you need to do to arrive at your destination feeling fresh and energized.
Let’s face it, long-haul flights can be draining. Between dragging your suitcase in and out of taxis, lining up at the check-in counter, eating average airport and airplane food and being crammed into a small space with hundreds of strangers, it’s hard to feel glamorous while flying. Sure, first class and business travel may be more glamourous with additional leg room, a better food and drink menu, and an amenities kit but the same problem usually remains — it’s hard to arrive at a destination feeling refreshed when you’ve been on a long-haul flight. The steps below will help you feel your best before, during and after a long-haul flight so you’re ready for big travel adventures when you arrive at your destination!