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Travel Tip: Ways to Feel More Comfortable On Your Next Flight
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Travel Tip: Ways to Feel More Comfortable On Your Next Flight

If you suddenly feel more cramped the next time you take a flight, it may not be the shrinking airline seat and the addition of more passengers. Some of it… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines That Don’t Accommodate Peanut Allergies
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Travel Tip: Airlines That Don’t Accommodate Peanut Allergies

Are you allergic to peanuts? This could be a serious medical problem if you’re flying on many commercial airlines that serve peanuts on board. The rules and policies as to… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Way to Pop Your Ears on an Airplane
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Travel Tip: One Way to Pop Your Ears on an Airplane

Do you ever notice your ears popping during takeoff and landing, when the pressure quickly changes inside the cabin? That can often explain why babies tend to cry more. So… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Peter Greenberg’s Tactic for Beating Jet Lag

Taking any long haul flights in the near future? Chances are you’re either worried about or anticipating jet lag. People always ask me about it, and I tell them I… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Access to Toilets is a Health Concern
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Travel Tip: Why Access to Toilets is a Health Concern

Perhaps you didn’t notice it on your calendar, but it was recently World Toilet Day. But don’t snicker. On a global scale, a lack of toilets is a very serious… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airports Are Preparing in Case of Cardiac Arrests
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Travel Tip: How Airports Are Preparing in Case of Cardiac Arrests

Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital. About 20 percent of them happen in public places like airports. When that happens, if someone is trained… Read More…

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Travel Tip: What You Should Pack in a Travel Medical Kit

The next time you travel, have your doctor prepare an emergency medical kit for you. It’s simple. Ask your doctor to give you a small packet containing well-labeled gastrointestinal medication… Read More…

Travel Tip: When Americans Drink Too Much at All-Inclusive Resorts
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Travel Tip: When Americans Drink Too Much at All-Inclusive Resorts

You may have heard reports about Americans getting sick or even dying after drinking alcohol at some all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. The charge is that some of these resorts may… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Clean is the Air On Board Airplanes?
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Travel Tip: How Clean is the Air On Board Airplanes?

For years, whenever I traveled overseas, I was always advised to never drink the water. I was also warned about the quality of the air in airplane cabins. It’s one… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How Jet Lag Can Affect You While You’re Traveling

Do you suffer from jet lag? Thousands of Americans say they do. There’s growing scientific research to support the effects of long-haul jet traffic on our sleep patterns, our awareness… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Trouble with Flying & Eating Too Much
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Travel Tip: The Trouble with Flying & Eating Too Much

If you’re a frequent flyer, you might not want to hear this news. But it appears that the more you fly, the fatter you get. Is it the airline food? The… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Often Travelers Actually Use the Hotel Pool and Gym
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Travel Tip: How Often Travelers Actually Use the Hotel Pool and Gym

If you listen to most travelers, they’ll tell you in just about every survey that they make their hotel reservations based on whether the property has a great fitness center…. Read More…

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Travel Detective Blog: The CDC Zika Virus Travel Alert in Florida

The CDC Zika virus travel alert for Florida is being called unprecedented. At the very least, it’s certainly unusual. But it is a strong indication of how fast the problem… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Dirtiest Places on an Airplane

What are the dirtiest places on an airplane? Which areas are worse than others? One survey tested four flights and five airports. Surprisingly, the dirtiest spot is not the bathroom…. Read More…

Travel Tip: The Problem With Unused Vacation Days
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Travel Tip: The Problem With Unused Vacation Days

Are you planning a vacation this summer? Or, are you planning on taking any time off in 2016? Here’s a sobering thought. Over the past 15 years, American workers have… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Traveling Overseas With Prescription Medication

Are you thinking of traveling overseas? Do you regularly use prescription medications? Here’s some basic advice: Keep your medications in two separate packages or plastic bottles and separate them between… Read More…

Travel Tip: Should You Cancel Your Trip Because of the Zika Virus?
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Travel Tip: Should You Cancel Your Trip Because of the Zika Virus?

Travel is a perception-driven business, and when fear is involved, it often keeps people from going anywhere. Remember SARS, the avian flu, hoof and mouth disease, and the Ebola virus?… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting Enough Sleep When You’re on the Road
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Travel Tip: Getting Enough Sleep When You’re on the Road

How much sleep do you get at night? Not enough? How much do you get each night when you travel? The numbers are a little scary, because your sleep patterns… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Lack of Sleep Can Affect Your Diet
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Travel Tip: How Lack of Sleep Can Affect Your Diet

If you’re a frequent traveler, you know valuable sleep is on the road. You also understand how tough it can be to get enough rest when you’re traveling. Plus, you… Read More…