American Airlines Peanut Allergy Policy Change

While emotional support squirrels are still on the no-fly list, American Airlines has taken an important step in accommodating passengers with a life-threatening condition in another way. Now, anyone with a nut allergy can board an American flight early to wipe down their seat and the surrounding area. The announcement comes on the heels of recent stories of passengers suffering…

Pre-Travel Tips for Trip Abroad

While Instagram seems to be increasingly flooded with influencers who live nomadic lifestyles and travel to a new country each week, this isn’t the reality for the majority of people. When you plan a trip, it’s a big deal. Most people don’t get to take vacations too often. The last thing you would want is for your trip abroad to…

Sleeping Better While Traveling Internationally

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’re going to need sleep to stay on top of your game. International travels let you experience different food, people, and culture, but, like most things, you have to take the bad (jet lag) with the good (streusel). Preparation and planning can prevent at least some of the discomforts that come when you…

What Happens to Your Body When You Fly

It was about 1:50 a.m. when I shuffled onto my first Trans-Pacific flight. I was about to embark on one of the longest airline flights in the world – a whopping 8,065 miles from Newark to Hong Kong. I found my seat, crammed my admittedly overstuffed carry-on into the compartment above me, and tried to get as comfortable as I possibly…

Gelato on a vegetarian vacation in Palermo

Palermo, Sicily was named the 2018 Italian Cultural Capital by Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage—and for good reason. The region had been conquered by every notable historic Mediterranean empire, including the Romans, Byzantines, and even the Normans. That history has turned the area into a melting pot of art and food, and the best of each of these cultures combine…

Woman has back pain on airplane

If you suffer from back pain, you know how severely it can interfere with your daily life. When your back is hurting, it’s practically all you can think about. Sitting hurts. Standing hurts. Walking hurts. There’s no escape. And when you’re all excited for a trip to a new destination and find yourself stuck in your hotel all day because…

TSA screening wheelchair and medicines

With airline restrictions changing so frequently, it can be difficult to keep straight what you can and can't bring on your flight, especially when it comes to medical supplies you have to bring on the plane with you. The following tips will help you minimize the hassle you’ll experience going through security and help you avoid misplacing your medicine and…

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