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Traveling is difficult. I don’t know many people who actually enjoy traveling long distances, but, sometimes it’s necessary. Although I’m in the aviation industry, I understand that sometimes traveling can be a bit of a chore. But, because of my decades of experience in the industry, I’ve picked up some tips and tricks that you can utilize for your next excursion. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, hopefully you will find them to be useful.

Use Talcum Powder

Traveling can be grueling. Long hours of running between gates, waiting in lobbies and sitting on the plane can get to you. You’ll definitely need to keep yourself awake and alert, so you’ll likely be eating and drinking during your travels. Mistakes happen, and your food might end up on your clothes instead of in your stomach. If you travel frequently and encounter this problem, you might want to consider bringing talcum powder on every trip. This multipurpose powder can get any stain out of your clothes. It’ll be a Godsend.

Be Kind

This may seem like a strange pro travel tip, but it needs to be said. The pilot, stewards and stewardesses are all human beings traveling just as long as you are, and they have to work. They don’t have the luxury of reclining and sleeping. So, when interacting with them, try to be kind, polite and courteous. It can potentially go a long way. Who knows, you might get special treatment just for being incredibly kind. Regardless, be nice.

Keep Some Spare Change on You

If you’re traveling, it’s a good rule of thumb to bring some money with you. And I’m not necessarily talking about a couple hundred dollars so that you can buy meals and pay for expenses; I’m talking about keeping small bills on you. A $20 bill tucked in your wallet for safe keeping never hurts. You never know when you’ll be in a situation where you’ll need some quick cash. This way, you’ll be better prepared for anything that life throws your way.

These are just a few small tips that any traveler can use. I hope that they provide some value in your lives and that your next trip can be a bit less stressful.