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Readers Respond: Top Stress Relief Tips

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Updated December 06, 2010

Traveling can be stressful, as we all know. Fortunately, much of this stress can be managed with planning and the right strategies, and we all have our best strategies to share. Read about the best travel stress tips that others have found to be effective, and offer your own.

Have a Plan B

If you're like me and worry about potential problems during your trip, take a few minutes to figure out what you'll do if your flight is canceled, hotel room is bad, rental car is unavailable and so on. Planning how you'll respond to these issues will help you relax and prepare you for what to do and say if a problem does occur. (Tip: If you're traveling abroad, write out some key phrases in the language of your destination country. Don't forget to write down airline, rental car company and travel provider phone numbers, too. If you book via Expedia, Orbitz, etc., you'll need to work through them to resolve problems. Bring their phone numbers along, just in case.)
—Guest Nancy


Be sure you bring a book. This makes wait times less boring and more fun.
—Guest Jane

Get There Early!

If you show up late, you'll be rushing and stressing during much of the trip, at least to the airport. Just plan extra time. It's less stressful to wait than it is to rush.
—Guest Scotty

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