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…

GoTenna Mesh, a must-have tech for international travel

After many years spent road tripping, catching (and missing) flights and hopping on train cars, I’d like to consider myself a bit of a travel pro. No matter how many trips I take however, traveling always seems to be relentlessly stressful. These days, I’m lucky if I can go a single journey without losing luggage, popping a tire or even…

Woman sleeps on red eye flight

It’s 2:23 p.m. on a Monday, the first day back at work after a 10-day trip to visit family on the other side of the country. I took the red-eye home—in case you’re not familiar, it’s a flight that takes off in the evening and reaches your destination the next morning. I consider myself a seasoned traveler; I’ve been everywhere…

TSA Screening Powder Restrictions

Every traveler knows that before experiencing the excitement of traveling to a new land, they must also endure the frustration that accompanies waiting in line to pass through airport security. In order to make this time-consuming necessity of travel as quick and painless as possible, many fliers brush up on the regulations published by the Transportation Security Admission, or the…

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