It’s difficult to believe 2017 is already half over, and that fall is upon us.

As the kids return to school, the holidays are just around the corner and the work schedule picks up, you might find yourself traveling a lot more as companies wrap up their end-of-year projects.

Welcome to real travel

What does this mean?

Although we all wish to travel to exotic places for weeks at a stretch, most people travel for their own reasons. This includes visiting family, meeting clients and participating in children’s sports.

This does not mean that these trips cannot be fun. Here are some suggestions from a travel blogger on how you can inject fun into your real life trips.

Danielle Smith is Danielle’s wife, mother and creator of Pretty Extraordinary. “A place where you can ditch perfection, embrace the juggle and come away celebrating the small victories,”Believes there are simple ways to make the most of real travel.

* Make Practical Trips Fun and Fun Trips Practical: Whether you are obligated to visit a family member or simply travel for business, seek out a few opportunities to enjoy the time away. Go to a new place that offers your favorite food, or go to a local museum. Alternately, if you can afford it, go on vacation and visit colleges with your children. Even if they don’t know it yet, you never know what doors may open.

* Seek the Perks: For any type of travel, always look for hotels that offer the amenities that will make your stay both more comfortable and affordable. You may be traveling to business and visiting clients in different cities. It is important that you find a hotel brand that offers the amenities you require. Hampton by Hilton has over 2,240 properties worldwide and provides free amenities to make your stay even more enjoyable. The hotel offers On the Run breakfast bags to fuel you for long trips or endless meetings. Do you need to work until the early hours? For that, there’s no charge Wi-Fi.

* Plan for Disruption: We all know that real travel involves real life moments — lost luggage, delayed flights, rainstorms when you were planning on a sunny day. You should take the time to check the weather conditions before you leave for your destination. Also, keep an extra item in your purse or carry-on bag (such as a raincoat, sweater, or umbrella).

Although travel can be stressful at times, if you’re prepared and have a plan, it doesn’t have to be. Even if you are not able to take in the sights, it is possible to relax for a few minutes.

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