Flying can be uncomfortable and boring, but if you want to see the world it’s a necessity. Luckily there are plenty of little tips that can make your journey a lot more comfortable. The best Advice for a better long haul trip I ever received, was from a very glamorous older colleague. She traveled a lot and always looked immaculate, even straight off the plane. She told me she always wore a flight “uniform”, something comfortable and understated that you could get away wearing for a day or so in your destination if for any reason your hold luggage didn’t arrive with you. Her (and now also my) uniform was stretchy black pants, a comfy t-shirt, a cardigan, slip on shoes and a large scarf or a pashmina that can be folded for an extra pillow, wrapped around you if you get cold and finally to accessorize your outfit when you land. Pack an extra t-shirt and a pair of knickers in your hand-luggage too. So now you look good, make sure you feel good too. Flying dehydrates, so avoid alcohol and keep drinking water during the flight, it also helps to avoid that post flight grogginess. Apply lip-balm regularly throughout the flight and use a moisturizing spray for your face. Also pack a toothbrush and toothpaste, a sleep-mask, deodorant and a small bottle of your favorite cologne. Last but not least always carry a pack of baby-wipes, they are great for all sorts of things from wiping your hands before eating, to removing make-up to refreshing when no water is available. During the flight sleep if you can, move around the plane and always remove your make up before going to sleep.
Australia is a great place for travel because of the low crime rates and great roads. However the outback are a place where you will have to take care. There are natural hazards which should be feared. Ferratum Australia website has information on travelling in Australia.
Hazard No. 1 : Sun rays are the biggest natural hazard in Australia. Never ever venture out without proper clothing. Sun strokes are very common. Avoid direct rays by wearing hats and applying sunscreen lotions. It is a necessity while travelling in Australia even during cloudy days.
Hazard No.2 : Fires are another hazard. Take care with bush fires and jungle fires. They are really dangerous. There are warning signals for not lighting fire in certain areas. Adhere strictly as the area is fire prone. Also extinguish fires completely while camping. Camp fires have been known to wreak havoc.
Hazard No. 3 : Sharks and crocodiles are always there if you are near water bodies. Avoid swimming or venturing alone in sea or river. It will help to keep you safe from these predators.
Hazard No.4 : Poisonous animals like snakes and spiders are plentiful in Australia. Wear protective boots to avoid snake or spider bites and if bitten take immediate medical help. Medical care is extremely good and deaths due to poisonous bites are rare.
Hazard No.5 : Getting lost in wilderness is another risk. Your phone might also not work in some areas. Always carry spare tires and GPS while travelling in remote areas.
That is all for the hazards. Take care and enjoy the travel in the country of Kangaroos and Koalas.
If you’re travelling to Australia, you’re certainly not alone as every year the number of people visiting this popular country is increasing dramatically. As a woman traveller, you certainly don’t want things like contraceptives and feminine hygiene products interfering with having a good time. Also, if you’re travelling alone you don’t want to become ill and not know about Australia’s health facilities and services.
Remember too, that if you’re intending to travel while pregnant, just see your doctor well in advance to get the all clear. The cities and beaches are always great to see in Australia, but if you’re visiting some of the awesome outback towns such as Kununurra or Alice Springs , if you’re on any kind of medication, remember that your particular medications might not be readily available in these outback towns.
Pack a first aid kit with a supply of your unique medicines, as well as products to do with personal safety as well as emergency health. Certainly if you use injectable medications, you will want to ensure you have your own supply of needles and syringes for hygiene purposes and for safety sake. Also things like blisters, cuts and headaches may seem like minor deterrents, but they can bring a hiking trip through the outback to a standstill if you haven’t prepared yourself with plasters, anti-inflammatories, pain killers and disinfectants.
If you’ve been literally counting the seconds towards your getaway to the land down under, you don’t want health issues ruining your excitement. Prep before you go and pack smart so that nothing stops to from having the time of your life.