Category Archives Air Travel

Santa at the airport

Have you seen the classic 80s movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles? Unlikely travel companions Steve Martin and John Candy get stuck making their way home for the holidays and navigate a bunch of stressful and hilarious situations. Fun to watch on screen; not so fun to experience in real life. The mega-holiday that spans Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day is…

Smart Suitcase

2018 is around the corner and that means it's time to start planning your next adventures. Wherever you might be going next year, it can help to have some handy gadgets with you as you go. One of the best things you can do for an upcoming trip is to figure out what you might need while traveling to your…

Tips for stress-free flying

Flying anxiety is very common and can affect you at any time, no matter how often you board a plane. I personally feel that anxiety between taxi-ing along the runway and resting at 30,000 feet in the air. But it used to be much worse—staying awake at night, clammy hands, pounding heartbeats all day before a flight. Everyone has their…

Busy mom with kids

A lot of things change when you become a mother, and traveling is certainly one of them. What was once a relatively simple experience has become a much bigger, louder, and perhaps messier ordeal.  Gone are the days of only worrying about yourself; there are now one or more tinier human beings along for the ride and they can make…

Tips for Flying with a Baby

Ah, your little bundle of joy. While your baby is the light of your life, he or she may strike dread into the hearts of your fellow passengers if you’re not well prepared for your flight. Like flying with a toddler, your trip with your infant will be much more enjoyable and stress free if you take a few steps…

Flying on an Airplane with Contact Lenses

Flying with contact lenses can be unpleasant to say the least. The dry air and high pressure of an airplane can cause dehydration and irritation, making your contacts feel tight and uncomfortable. But wearing contact lenses doesn’t automatically mean you have to settle for discomfort when you travel.  Consider these few tips to ensure a pleasant (and irritation-free) flight. Bring…

Dealing with Traveler's Diarrhea

Okay, so it might not be the most fun thing to talk about, but every traveler should be prepared for the possibility of getting traveler’s diarrhea. Traveler’s diarrhea is a stomach and intestinal infection primarily caused by bacterial pathogens. Often, the infection is spread as a result of improper handling of food or through contaminated water. The risk is particularly…

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