Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
Flying can potentially affect our health and well being in a bunch of ways:
- The pressure changes in the cabin can wreak havoc on your ears, causing extreme ear pain, especially if you’re sick or have allergies or sinus issues (here’s a way to help it)
- Your feet and legs can swell from your blood pooling in your lower extremities, or you could develop a DVT (blood clot which, if it breaks free and travels to your lungs, can kill you) (here’s a way to avoid this)
- You’re stuck in a tin can with recirculated air for hours, so the chances of catching a cold from the person in 14B behind you, or of the person who sat in your seat on on the plane during the flight before you are real (but here’s how to decrease your chances of getting sick).
But it can also affect us another way – your digestive system.
I love getting the window seat. I’ve always enjoyed looking out the window, seeing the clouds and the earth and everything in between. You can keep your easier access to the lavatory and the extra knee room you get from being on the aisle; as long as I have a window to look out of, I’m a happy camper.
It never dawned on me that the sunlight coming in from the plane’s windows could be dangerous. I always figured they were like a car’s window and somehow blocked all the bad rays. Well, it turns out that a car’s windows only block SOME of the bad rays, and the same goes for the windows on a plane…
If there’s one thing that can put a damper on a vacation that requires a lot of walking, it’s getting one or more blisters on your feet. Blisters HURT. Sometimes they’re inevitable, but with some planning, you may be able to avoid them. Or if not, we’ve got some advice on what to do with them…including the age-old question: “Should I pop a blister, or no?”
“Let’s Go Somewhere Together!”
Going on a vacation with friends. Sounds like fun, right? Even if it’s just a trip for you and your bestie, there are some things you need to consider before you start planning. While some of these might seem obvious, if you don’t settle them before the trip there might be some awkward moments ahead.
Here are six things you should decide before you start planning a trip with your friends: