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Holiday Weekend Travel Advice

Posted on May 25, 2017

Traveling during a holiday weekend is often short lived but well worth it! Avoid some unnecessary complications by reading through these tips to ensure you get the most out of your weekend trip.

Choose Green Tea Over Coffee

Yes caffeine will keep you going, but will also dehydrate you and make you irritable. With usually limited time on Holiday weekend travels, you don’t want to waste time dealing with a caffeine crash. Instead, avoid it all together and try green tea. Green tea will hydrate you and keep away the onset of jet lag, so that you can enjoy yourself once you are off the plane.

Bring Lumbar Support

Avoid restless tossing and turning by simply bringing an extra pillow, blanket or sweater for support. Wedging a pillow blanket or even jacket behind your lower back may feel strange at first, but will ultimately save you from discomfort and back pain during and after your flight.

Do In Seat Exercises

Avoid the pain that is often accompanied by sitting in one place for too long with simple exercises and frequent movement. While it is not suggested to be walking up and down the aisles during your flight, there are some more subtle in seat exercises you can do to increase circulation. Try simply rolling your shoulders and rotating your feet for 4-5 minutes every hour.

Pack Snacks

Not much is fun when you are hungry, avoid the irritability and avoid the cost of buying snack in the airport, but bringing your own. Fueling your body before, during and after your trip will save you from unwanted agitation. Before packing your snacks, check what your airline allows so that you don’t have to throw anything away.

Sit by the Planes Wing

Many travel experts claim that seats near the plane’s wing experience less turbulence since they are closer to the planes center of gravity.  Save yourself from some possible uneasiness and snag a seat by the window!