Travelling the world isn’t without its downsides.
Sometimes catching flight after flight means missing out on a bit of sleep.
Sometimes those flights are 30 hours long.
At the end of our skiventure (if that’s not already a word I’m claiming it) at Whistler, BC last March, Matt and I decided to head back to Melbourne for a bit of warm weather and Aussie living.
It was a really long journey of over 30 hours’ worth of flights, the longest of which was a 16-hour trip from LA to Melbourne.
I caught up on some work at LAX, one of the best airports in the world by the way (plenty of charging stations, no working from ATMs this time!).
Eventually, sleep deprivation crept in and we decided to get some food before the flight.
I don’t know if it was the because we were exhausted or the Canadian/USD exchange rate was just crazy (probably both), but we ended up spending 100$ on dinner.
It was delicious, though, and so worth it!
Once we boarded the plane and took off, I got to sleep almost immediately then woke up refreshed and jumped on my laptop to get some work done.
I love travelling but the one trip that gets me every time is the Canada to Australia flight which is the longest, especially if we go via LAX which I usually try to avoid at all costs.
In the future, we’ll only leave from Vancouver and go DIRECT lol.
Every time I land in a new place, though, I realise it’s all worth it.
Sleeping on the plane is helpful that way.