Whether you frequently travel to compete in international sports events or you enjoy attending sports events around the world such as the Olympics, you’ve come to the right place! Simply continue reading in order to discover a few tips on how to plan sports related trips.
Traveling for Sports:
Check out each airline’s requirements for oversized items:
If you practice a sport which requires you to travel with large pieces of sports equipment such as golf clubs, a tennis racket or a baseball bat, it’s crucial to check out each airline’s requirements, when it comes to oversized items. If in doubt, it pays to ring your chosen airline when you book your tickets, to see if you have to pay for extra baggage for your sports equipment.
While some airlines will allow you to take select items of sports equipment into your plane’s cabin as carry on luggage, some airlines prohibit carrying any pieces of sports equipment as carry on items.
Pack spare equipment:
It’s also a great idea to pack extra sports equipment so that if you lose one item, you won’t be stuck without the equipment which you need to compete.
Select accomodation within a stone’s throw of your venue:
Whether you’re an athlete or simply plan on attending an international sports event, it’s a wise idea to select accomodation which is located within a stone’s throw of your venue. Ideally, you should opt to book a hotel which is located within walking distance of your venue. So that you will be able to turn up to your event on time, even if traffic is busy. Better yet by booking a hotel close to your event, you’re less likely to get lost, when it’s time to head to your venue.
Arrange to arrive at your destination a few days early:
If you’re an athlete, in order to ensure that you’ve settled into your routine on the day of your competition, it’s a wise idea to arrange to turn up to your destination, a few days early. This way, you’ll be able to recover properly from any jet lag that you may be experiencing and can acclimatise to your location. As a bonus, if you arrive at your destination early, you may have a bit of free time to experience a few local activities and attractions. As while the primary reason for your trip may be sports related, it would be a shame to visit a new destination, without getting a chance to explore it properly.
If you’re not an athlete, arriving at a destination early will also give you a chance to sight see before the competition which you plan on watching, is due to start.
Don’t try new foods before you’re due to compete:
If you’re an athlete avoid trying new foods before you’re due to compete. As you can’t be certain how they may effect your body and your digestive system. Which could adversely effect your performance. Instead leave any experimentation with food till the night after your final event.
So if you plan on heading off on a few sports focused trips in the near future, hopefully you found some of the handy tips listed above useful. Especially if you’re an athlete!