Essentials For Surviving Long Train Journeys

If you’re someone who travels a lot, you have probably come to hate long train journeys. Whether you’re heading off on a trip or are going home for the holidays, the truth is that long train journeys really can suck. Luckily for you, there are some simple things that you can do to make your next trip fly by. Let’s take a look at all the essentials for surviving a long train journey.

Backpack or Travel Case

Obviously, if you’re going a long way you’re probably going to have a lot of stuff to take with you. While on the train, the last thing you want to do is haul around numbers bags – we’ve even seen people using carrier bags to carry their belongings, really?! Not only is it important to only have as minimal bags as possible (we recommend a travel case and a small/light backpack to carry the below travel essentials) but it’s even more important to look stylish while you travel – don’t you just envy people who look so relaxed and fashionable while traveling while you’ve just had to run 200 meters with your 10 carrier bags?!

This is why we chose Revelation Suitcases to travel with. We recently tested out one of their hard back, cabin cases while we were traveling and felt pretty fly!

Revelation Jude 4W Standard Large Black Front £90
Revelation Jude 4W Standard Large Black Front £79

Lip balm

Many men don’t like the idea of being seen as feminine, and so refuse to use beauty products. However, if you want to look and feel good, you need to make an effort to care for your body, including your skin.

You’ll find that the skin on your lips is incredibly sensitive, and gets sore and dry easily. (This is especially true during the winter and when in confined areas with air conditioning, such as trains.) That’s why it’s essential to carry lip balm with you so that you can keep your lips healthy and crack-free.

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Lip Therapy with Cocoa Butter

Tablet or smartphone

For long journeys, a tablet or smartphone could just be the very best form of entertainment. Best of all, most trains now have free internet access, so you won’t have to rely on 3G signal to use the internet. This means that on your journey, you can do whatever you want. From chatting with friends on social media and playing games to searching funny pictures and streaming videos.

Just in case your train doesn’t have internet, it might be a good idea to download a few games apps and a couple of movies beforehand. If you enjoy reading, download the Kindle app and a couple of books as well. That way, if you get bored of playing games or watching movies, you can read.

Hand sanitiser

Often, the toilets on trains lack soap, and so you can be left with germ-ridden skin. If you’re planning on eating, it’s important that you cleanse your hands, that’s where sanitizer comes in handy. Pop a tube of on-the-go hand sanitizer in your bag, so that should you need it, it’s there. As the scouts would say, it’s always best to be prepared.

Drinks and snacks

While most trains offer food, you’ll find that the prices can be high. You’ll also notice that on trains, there is a distinctive lack of choice when it comes to food and drinks. That’s why, it’s best to buy your drinks and snacks beforehand.

A bottle of water is a must, as are some picky snacks. Things like crisps, crackers, nuts and seeds, chopped fruit, and sweets are ideal. If you’re a messy eater, it might be a good idea to pop a pack of hand wipes into your bag as well.

If you’ve got all the above essentials packed, then your training should be a happy one.

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