Let’s face it, we all get restless on long-haul flights and there’s always the temptation to pop on the eye mask, grab a blanket and sleep through it. But there are other options to keep your circulation flowing and your energy high. All but two of these suggestions can be done in your seat, without bothering your neighbour. Of course, we do not recommend handstands on the wing!Explore
Best airport restaurants used to be something of an oxymoron but with health and wellness at the front and center of most minds, airports and airlines are stepping up to the plate , literally. It is getting more common to be able to pick up fresh fruit, salads and freshly made meals to eat in or take on board to enjoy while flying.Explore
I find that even dealing with the time difference of three hours upsets my natural rhythms for days. Jet lag is real and occurs any time you travel quickly across two or more time zones. The more time zones you cross, the more likely you are to be sleepy and sluggish. It’s referred to as a temporary sleep disorder and can take up to a day for each time zone you cross for your body to adjust to the local time. If you are traveling east to west, jet lag could last four to five days. Jet lag is usually worse when you “lose time” traveling west to east. If you’re an older adult, jet lag may hit you harder and recovery may take longer.Explore
When you travel with a first aid kit, you quickly learn how often you need a bandage, something for stomach upset, or a small flashlight. I never travel without a first aid kit, often relying on the a homemade kit, often forgetting to replenish everything I used up on the last trip.Explore
No one wants to feel tired, lethargic or sick while on vacation, yet so much of our behaviour while travelling is counterproductive to how we want to feel. Paying attention to these 6 hacks may just have you enjoying your vacation…and life, that much more.Explore
Talk to any flight attendant and they’ll tell you the best way to endure intercontinental flights is to go First Class and enjoy the luxury of your own pod with reclining bed. If you aren’t in a position to splurge, then join the majority of travellers who must endure eight+ hours in a cramped space with few comforts. Here are some strategies to consider:Explore
I used to take my own food on the plane because I didn’t like anything they offered and refused to pay for snacks when I had already paid so much for my ticket. Now gluten-free and lactose-free, it is out of necessity, but still so much more enjoyable and much healthier.’ When you carry your own, it’s easier to bypass the temptation of fast food at airports.
Many seasoned travelers can share a story about the time they were stuck on a plane for hours with limited water and no snacks. If you travel enough, its best to go prepared in every way.