Looking after your mind, body and spirit will help you to survive long-distance coach or bus journeys. Long hours spent sitting still, sometimes overnight, unwashed, maybe bored and without being able to lie down, can get you off to a bad start to your holiday. A few simple precautions can help. To avoid boredom, you can always play games on your mobile phone or visit one of the american online gambling sites and test your luck on some of the amazing slots on offer there.
Relax your Mind
One of the benefits of long-distance coach travel is that, in most cases you can plan your journey so that you leave and return at times convenient to you, which is not always the case with flights, especially not with cheap flights. I find the best time to leave by coach if you have a 20/30 hours journey is early or mid-afternoon. This means the daylight hours are split by the one overnight stint and it’s certainly more congenial to arrive at your destination in daylight hours, especially if you are on a budget and relying on public transport to complete the last leg of your journey.
A money belt would be a good idea for stowing your cash, travellers cheques, credit cards, passport etc. If you are a single female traveller it could be a good idea to sit close to the front in view of the driver’s rearview mirror to help ensure you are not harrassed. [Read more…]