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Tennessee, nestled in the South of America, is easily one of the best, yet underrated states you could visit. All of the other mainstream states such as New York and Florida dominate in popularity, but the state of Tennessee has so much to offer that often goes unnoticed. If people do go, they’re typically only passing through on a visit, but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be the final destination for your next holiday. If you thought Americans in the country’s other top tourism spots were friendly, then you’re going to be blown away by southern hospitality.
As a psychology graduate, I’m constantly trying to apply what I learned in the classroom into the real world. The above picture is a screenshot from one of my lectures in the spring 2015 term, and it’s one that I have always found particularly interesting because of its applicability to everyday life. I’ve had this picture saved onto my desktop for the longest time and recently took another peek at it, which incited today’s post.
After my recent trip from Toronto, Canada to Thiruvananthapuram, India for Kerala Blog Express, I honestly feel as if I have magically become an expert on long-haul flights and travel. This was my first time in Asia (yay!) — with the furthest from home being Eastern Europe, I was not prepared in the least for just what over a day’s worth of travel entailed. Two layovers on the way there and three (*cries*) on the way back really did feel like a journey with no end in sight. Of course, though it feels tedious and boring and exhausting and everything else that absolutely drains you during the flight itself, the moment you step off the final plane and arrive at your destination, somehow it always seems worth it.
In the mean time though, getting from points A and B can be a lot easier with a few key things kept in mind. With knowledge from my own mistakes and victories, here are some tips and tricks for surviving that seemingly endless flight:
Last summer, mere days after my plane landed from my time on the west coast of Canada, I embarked with my family on a nearly day-long drive from Toronto to the east coast. Nova Scotia is an incredibly beautiful place, and I quickly became enraptured with the quiet beauty of the maritimes. It was also my first time seeing the ocean in person, to feel the salty spray of the water against my skin, the wind breezing through my sweater and cooling me down even on the warmest of summer days.