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Ten Tips to Avoid Jet Lag

Ten Tips to Avoid Jet Lag

As a  travel writer, I frequently fly across oceans and time zones. Here are my travel-tested tips to avoid jet lag or minimize jet lag fatigue. 1. Avoid alcoholic beverages,  or salty drinks (like Bloody Mary mix) and caffeine during the flight. 2. Drink a glass of water every hour you travel. 3. Keep your feet […]

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How to Survive Long Flights

How to Survive Long Flights

Over the years I’ve learned some tips to help survive long domestic or international flights. The key is a combination of activity, water and sleep. Here are my travel-tested tips (and those of several flight attendants), to help you arrive feeling and looking good. Wear loose-fitting clothing, shoes and socks. Your best bet is comfortable […]

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Five Ways to Stay Healthy When Traveling

Five Ways to Stay Healthy When Traveling

Getting sick while traveling can put a damper on all your plans. This is how you you can minimize the germs you are exposed to. 1. Above all use hand sanitizers often. 2. Don’t put your head down on the food tray in an airplane to sleep. 3. Don’t put your bread or snack directly […]

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How to Survive Overnight Flights

How to Survive Overnight Flights

What is “economy class syndrome?” I thought it referred to dark circles under the eyes, cramped legs and sore necks that are part of the joy of long haul flights. Recently I learned that “economy class syndrome” is a more serious condition, described as “deep-vein thrombosis or the formation of a blood clot, usually in […]

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