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Travel Ease

5 years ago by

Travel Ease

I already have anxiety about my 26 hour flight home to Sydney for Christmas.
It feels just as long as it sounds and, just like a hangover, it only feels more brutal each time you face it…

So anything that might bring a little extra ease or peace to that flight is always welcome!!! I really adore this cute little travel pack, a collaboration between Clare V. and Parachute. It’s extra fine merino wool, super cozy and not too precious for serious travel situations (this being one!). But what I think is pure ingenuity is that it’s an eye mask and lightweight blanket in a case that doubles as a pillow case!

Such a lovely little addition to my travel essentials. Ok, so maybe it’s not quite essential but it might make 26 hours feel a little closer to 20…

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  • Safe travels Neada.

    Having just made that trip myself, I’ve decided the only way I’d do it again would be if I could get upgraded out of economy — though we did get seats with extra legroom. I hope you also take the time to pack yourself some delicious snacks and some fun reading material — nothing too serious.

    And when you get back, give us a review of how well the travel pack, well…. traveled!

  • In my experience, the only thing that helps on flights longer than 10 hours is being in business or first class, which comes with lots of room to stretch out and sleep. That, a good eye mask, some Bose noise cancelling headphones and comfortable travel wear. Cashmere works well. With all of that, 26 hours is a lot less painful — you might even sleep through most of it. Admittedly, it’s expensive, but in reality, what’s not expensive about travelling halfway round the world?

  • Bon courage, 26h c’est énoooorme…

  • Extra batteries for all your electronics including the BOSE headphones!

  • J’en ai déjà un de 12h dans quelques tps, et je le crains, je ne sais pas comment vous faites pour 26h!! Une anesthésie? :-)

  • Enjoy the trip to Sydney! Love the travel pack. Need to get one!

    We’re having a massive Black Friday sale: http://www.shopsaul.com/collections/f-w-15-products

  • Rose Tree November, 27 2015, 5:24 / Reply

    If you can get shorter ‘legs’* with super-short stopovers, that really helps. The last time I flew to London from Brisbane we stopped for an hour in Singapore and two hours in Dubai and it was SO much easier than two longer stretches!

    Also watch ALL the TV, just season after season, really helps to wile away the hours if you can’t sleep.

    *obviously I mean the ‘legs’ of your journey, but short actual legs helps too! Not that that’s something you can do anything about…

  • I take a 24 hours flight Once or twice a year and among the things that help : travel light, wear support stockings or socks ( not sexy but soo comfortable), drink a looot of water.

  • Long flights…a real style-exterminator! Eye blinds and a cashmere pashmina as a blanket are essentials. When I cannot afford business class I always take a pillow with me and make sure I check in the moment the app allows me to, so as to get a seat with extra room…hydrating cream and warm socks are also in my handbag. Chewing gum and mints to avoid the horrible plane food, because when I’m nervous I always want to nibble something… Is there anything better than traveling? Nope! ????

  • May God Bless you Neada and your journey home for Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed time, relishing the true meaning of Christmas, that Jesus was born and gave his life to us so that we might have a new life in Him and have eternal life. God Bless You!

    Love,
    Ingrid
    xo

  • jani greving December, 11 2015, 8:07 / Reply

    I fly a lot of long haul flights and actually look forward to all those hours with nothing to do but read, sleep, watch movies and catch up on all those American and British TV shows ….just so I can stay informed with all that important stuff..hahaha. BUT the best part about my last flight home was the moment on the final “leg” of our 25+ hour journey when the boarding agent took my boarding pass , looked at it and exchanged it for a Business Class one…Whooo whooo. Upgrades are best when they are unexpected !!

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