Don't get me wrong, we love traveling here at Livingly. It's just that we often gloss over the not-so-glamorous parts of the gig. In honor of busy travel days, let's whine a little about the inevitable struggles of getting from point A to point B.
1. The Waiting
You hurry to the airport to wait in the security line, to wait at the terminal, to wait in line to board the plane, to wait till you land, to wait to get off the plane, to wait for your ride. And that's assuming there's no delays.
2. The Security Line
One time I took off my sandals to accidentally step in the residue of someone's foot sweat. Need I say more?
3. The Squeeze
My last flight should have been half-priced because I shared half my seat with some dude's leg.
4. The Turbulence
Fortunately, I'm not afraid of flying like some of my close friends. But I dread the turbulence. Nothing is worse than being trapped in one cubic square foot when you feel like throwing up.
5. The Traffic
If you decide to bypass the airport you're given loads more freedom, and way more break lights in your face. It's out of your hands. A trip from Southern California to North could take 8 hours or 15. Roll the dice!
I'm a major overthinker, so trying to figure out every single item I'll need for X amount of days is mental torture. Toss in a mixture of formal events and sledding and I absolutely lose my mind.
Almost as bad as the former, but since there is no deadline odds are your suitcase will be an eyesore on your floor for at least a few weeks. Or maybe even long enough to just pack it back up again for your next adventure.