Top 5 Travel Tips for Packing Clothes

You’ve bought your airplane tickets and have your passport ready to go. There isn’t much else you have to do besides packing your bags! While airlines have severely restricted the amount of luggage that you can take with you, here are some tips on packing clothes that will help you to maximize the space that you have, whether you’re going on a weekend getaway or a semester abroad.

How to Maximize Your Vacation Happiness

Oftentimes people’s happiest memories in life are from when they traveled and explored the world. That’s not surprising – travel is often done with loved ones, and it’s nice to take a break from the routine of everyday life to go out and do something fun. Despite how happy vacationing can make people, there’s always room for more happiness. This infographic from Happify gives some insight into how you can maximize your happiness before, during, and after a vacation; read about the science behind happy travels, the impact of travel on relationships, the balance between work and travel, and more: (more…)

Traveling with Ease Part 2: Smooth Arrivals

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Most airlines do an adequate job of helping you relax while in-flight. But when the plane hits the runway, panic suddenly hits when you realize that you have actually arrived. A major part of flight anxiety is the journey to the unknown, somewhere unfamiliar and out of your comfort zone. But by making a few simple preparations, you can transform that apprehension into excitement.
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Traveling with Ease Part 1: Beat Jet Lag

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We all know that feeling, you step off the airplane after a 12-hour flight unsure of your surroundings, with no idea of what time it is, astounded at the feat of making it to your hotel bed. Upon waking up after an unexpected eight-hour nap, you find it difficult to sleep when it is actually dark outside, starting the vicious jet lag cycle. Jet lag, medically referred to as desynchronosis, can deter many from making the most of their travels abroad. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself and alleviate the awful affects of jet lag. (more…)