Posts By Erica Hayton

Visiting a new country and exploring its culture is an exciting part of international travel. No matter if it’s your first venture to a foreign country or you’re a seasoned traveler, experiencing new foods, people and customs never get old. But even so, staying healthy while you’re traveling to unfamiliar places isn’t easy. When you’re suffering from jet lag, you’re…

Man traveling alone with map and luggage sitting along train tracks.

Traveling alone is both exciting and scary. You have the freedom to do whatever you like, but tackling a foreign city solo can feel lonely and overwhelming to some. If you're new to solo travel, it can take some getting used to. However, choosing the right city for your first independent adventure can make all the difference. Here are seven…

Man relaxing in airport watching plane take off.

Flying can be uncomfortable on the ears under the best circumstances. As the plane changes altitude and air pressure fluctuates, your ears may feel blocked or pop. Normally, this is just a regular part of flying. However, if you or a child you’re traveling with has an ear infection, it could lead to a ruptured eardrum if you’re not careful.…

Girl in purple jacket yawning as bus drives by

Jet lag can be one of the fastest killers of a great vacation. When you only have a few days in a new country, you don’t want to waste precious time sleeping. It isn’t always easy to recover when you’re jumping time zones. The fatigue, disorientation, and even nausea associated with jet lag can put a serious damper on your…

Traveling with a carry-on only in winter

Traveling carry-on only has become a bit of a trend. Between the rising cost of flight “extras” like checked bags or the fear that the airline might misplace belongings, carry-on only travel has a number of perks. But packing everything you want to bring on vacation into a 9 in. x 14 in. x 22 in. bag is hard. Add…

Air Travel During Government Shutdown

The recent government shutdown, the longest in US history, left many people wondering how their lives would be impacted—particularly when it comes to their travel plans. Airports become chaotic during events like these, to say the least. However, that doesn’t mean you need to cancel your trip. With the right planning and a little patience, you can get your vacation,…

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…

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