Summer is the time of year when families and singles travel near and far. Viewpoints Industry shares some tips for summer travel.
Vehicle travel is the main mode of transportation for most people who don’t plan on going too far. To make it easier and less stressful for everyone, remember to pack these items before leaving the house: mints, upset stomach aids, a small first aid kit or make on up with bandages, antibacterial ointment, rubbing alcohol pads, bandage tape, bug bite remedies, Epi pens and whatever else might be needed.
Air travel is another favorite way to get someplace and most of the time, we tend to fly into another time zone. If going very far, say to another continent, jet lag can bring down the most frequent flier. Here are some suggestions on how to beat it:
- Reset your body clock a few days before the flight by going to bed an hour earlier (if heading east) or an hour later (heading West) three days before departure.
- Change the time of your watch to the time zone you will arrive in as soon as you take your seat on the plane.
- Stay hydrated. Drink two eight ounce glasses of water before departure and one glass or bottle per hour on flights.
- Eat light, healthy meals before, during and after a flight as heavier meals can mess with sleep.
- Need a nap? Set a clock for 20 or 30 minutes and take a cat nap. Sleeping longer will keep you up later.
- Go take a walk. Not only will this get blood moving again and loosen stiff muscles from sitting for a long time, but the sunlight is a natural energy booster. Go explore!
- Pack and eye mask and ear plugs in your under the seat bag to block out anything which can interfere with a good sleep on the flight. Viewpoints Industry TV believes these tips will help all travelers enjoy a great vacation. Happy trails!