Taking vacations and exploring the world is almost every seniors dream. However, getting from one state to another can make for a long and exhausting trip, especially for people above 50. Whether your driving a car, flying in a plane, or taking the train, every senior citizen should know a few tricks to make long-distance traveling a little easier. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes
If you're not going out to a fancy dinner then why not throw on some sweats? You're probably never going to see the cashier at the gas station in the middle of nowhere again, so be comfortable and forget the 'dress to impress' motto.  
 
Fill straws with toiletries 
Instead of lugging around heavy bottles of shampoo and other personal hygiene items, why not just fill what you need into individual straws? Just grab a funnel, pour your liquids in and use a lighter to burn both ends. This travel hack eliminates more than half the weight and can save quite a bit of space too.
 
Bring electronic games 
Like Solitaire, Poker or Yahtzee? Then pick up a few handheld electronic games. They'll make the time go by a whole lot faster and keep you entertained. 
 
Pack an ice chest 
Packing an ice chest with food and drinks can be one of the most convenient ways to save time and money. With just a little preparation, you can have an ice cold beverage or snack within arms reach and won't have to worry about wasting time stopping or spending money at vending machines/gas stations. 
 
Drink water instead of caffeine
Everyone on long road trips always has the urge to drink coffee or soda to either focus on driving or be more alert. However, drinking 8 glasses of water a day can make you feel more energetic without the sudden crash from drinks with a lot of sugar an caffeine. 
 

 

Taking some of these measures when traveling a long distance can make your trip much more enjoyable. No matter how you travel, just try to make your journey as comfortable as possible and try to eliminate the added stress that comes along with it.