Travel and Safety
Tips as you Travel
Travel Tips for long
Here are a few ways to make
travel on long flights
a bit more comfortable and to help you arrive at your destination ready to go.
Here's what I add to my carry-on bag:
nose spray - dry nostrils are prime breeding grounds for colds and flu. People
claim that using a nose spray during their flight, they don't get a headache
upon landing or get sick on trips.
- - many uses while on planes (hankie, place mat, polish your fruit, wear as a “sleep”
blindfold, cover nose/mouth over those foul smells that arise on planes :-), napkin, clean your glasses . . . .
a re-useable empty water container as you go through inspections, and fill it
up at one of many water fountains inside the terminal before boarding.
a hotel-size bottle of lotion. Hands and face often get very dry in flight.
a few snacks on hand – nuts, apple, favorite candies.
travel-sized pack of tissues (or put some tissues in a baggie)
to work on puzzles in magazines and to fill our customs/immigration forms
blow-up neck pillow - This is easily stored in your carry-on and makes taking a
nap so much more comfortable.
large wrap that can be used as a scarf or even a blanket when it get too cool
on-board, be sure to take several walks about the cabin. This will increase
your circulation and help prevent deep vein thrombosis.
own head-set for viewing movies or listening to music
at night and arriving at your destination in the morning? Ask your doctor for recommendations
to help you to sleep on flights.
an iPad? Load your favorite movie(s) from iTunes
all your customs/Immigration forms filled out BEFORE landing.
finally, before landing, go to the restroom and freshen up. You will then be
ready to face the long lines through customs and the beginning of your next
free to add your tips in this section as well!
The next time you are walking in a city
center or taking public transportation, do this short mental exercise. It will
serve you well when you're traveling in a foreign destination. Look around
Which women stand out?
Whose purse has an outside pocket half
Who keeps checking the posted subway
Who is wearing a day pack on their back
that could easily be accessed?
Who seems to be spending a lot of time
on their cell-phone and not aware of their surroundings?
Who looks relaxed?
Is anybody consulting a guidebook or
checking something in their wallet?
Who looks timid? This is exactly what
an experienced thug does as he chooses his prey.
Which person would you choose to
Remember, always stand tall, look
confident and be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Hopefully, these insights you gain
will help you to protect yourself from wrongdoers as you travel.