This blog post is being written whilst I’m sat on a national express coach, as we are on our way to Brighton for a few days, a Christmas present from my mama. We absolutely love Brighton, so she booked us a couple of nights away right on the seafront!
We’ve used National Express a few times now when we go away for the weekend, and on the whole, it’s pretty good, cheap, no drama, air con that works and free WiFi too. However, there’s always that one person on the journey who has the desire to crack open a tuna sandwich and packet of skips or cheese and onion crisps and ruins the entire trip for all involved!
I thought I’d share a few things that keep me going during any journey, whether it’s coach/plane/bus/train. We all have our little things that we do to make the traveling experience as bearable as possible!
🌸 MAKE LISTS
We pack for wherever we are going the day before, and write lists on our phone of all the things we need to pack.. Tazmyns usually a lot more organised than me when it comes to packing and list writing but it’s vital for us as I know we would just forget things!
🌸 Don’t travel on a full stomach
Definitely something I’ve learnt, travel on a relatively empty stomach. I’m prone to getting travel sickness and if I eat something before I’m bound to feel even worse, especially if it’s a hot drink with milk in it. Recipe for disaster!
Travelling without music is just a no no.
Always got a bottle of water in my bag when we travel anywhere – today it’s strawberry water from marks and spencer.
🌸 Get a good seat
Always either sit at the front or the back of a coach, definitely not the middle. Just personal preference but front would be my chosen spot, less chance of travel sickness in my opinion.
🌸 Make a playlist
Carrie Underwood is my getting me through today!
🌸 Remember your phone charger
I think that’s pretty much it. I hate travelling in general but I find if you plan a little before hand, and prepare as much as you can, it definitely helps!
Next stop, Brighton!