The next few months involve a lot of travel and my head is spinning just thinking about it. As much as I love travelling, flying can take its toll when I’m not adequately prepared. And while I wouldn’t say I’m a bad flyer, I do find it more and more exhausting as I get older. In my experience, the best way to enjoy flying is to plan ahead and pack the night before. I like to lay everything out on my bed to help me visualise what my days will look like. Along with planning my outfits and setting aside toiletries, I take great care in packing my hand luggage. When flying domestically, whether I’m away for a day or a week, I always pack a water bottle to stay hydrated, extra moisturiser (both hand and face cream) and a blanket/scarf. Oh, and comfy socks are essential.
Flight food is non-existent on domestic flights, which is difficult when you’re a chronic snacker like me. I’m flying to a few different New Zealand locations over the next few months and I’ve started thinking about what treats to bring. I typically like to have some fresh fruit and cut up veggies as well as a bit of protein. My new favourite are Nice & Natural Protein Nut Bars, which are full of super seeds (think sunflower, pumpkin and chia). They’ve just launched two new flavours: Arabica Coffee & Dark Chocolate or Coconut, Dark Chocolate with Raspberries… The Arabica Coffee & Dark Chocolate is my go-to because I’m addicted to coffee in any shape or form… I often have muesli and yoghurt for breakfast, so the bars are a good grab and go option for early morning flights.
I rarely fly without my laptop (unless it’s a 100% personal trip) and 3-4 hour flights are ideal for getting blog posts and work presentations written. I never leave home without a book because delays and fewer distractions mean I can usually get through a few chapters. I’ve heard a few people say this, but deleting photos off my phone is one of my favourite activities while up in the air.
Do you enjoy flying? And do you pack your own snacks? If you’d like to win your own box of Nice & Natural Protein Nut Bars, check out my Instagram post.
This post was sponsored by Nice & Natural, but all opinions are my own.