12 travel essentials to reduce stress before, during, and after trips
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- Below, you'll find 12 products and services - all relatively affordable - that can make a big difference in eliminating common travel stressors, from planning the trip itself to airport security lines to costly international data bills.
The wanderlust that has inspired millennials to become supposedly the most important consumer generation for the travel industry isn't going away any time soon. We aren't going to tire of delicious foods, new experiences, or wider, deeper world views in the next five years. If anything, it's becoming easier and more ubiquitous than ever. Gone are the days of the covered wagons, here are the honeymoons paid for by credit card rewards and sign-up bonuses.But, it's not all easy. Serpentine airport lines, dead devices, and getting lost in foreign cities are a few of the recurring jet-setter nightmares.
While many of us are willing to put off owning homes in order to scrounge for the next big adventure, few of us have thought to budget in the new products and services that habitually spring up around such enduring pain points. If we did, we'd probably enjoy a greater percentage of the time we spend planning trips - as well as actually being on them. We may wind up expending far less energy, for far greater enjoyment.
With that in mind, I've rounded up a handful of those exact travel-smoothing products and services. They're all relatively affordable and designed to alleviate stress you may otherwise experience before, during, and after a trip.
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