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Don't be the newbie on the block!

Traveling abroad can be daunting even for a well-seasoned traveler, but don’t stress we’ve got your back- and your backpack list sorted. When you travel comfort is key! Here is a list of a few items that come in very handy on your flight to your new adventure.

Tips to make your trip more comfortable

  • Get a travel pillow and use it the right way around- don't look like a noob!

  • Hydrate! Have water on you all the time

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (To freshen up before you land, travel sizes are very nifty)

  • Deodorant- another freshen-up tool (make sure it is under 100ml)

  • Comfy earphones (the ones on the plane aren’t always top grade)

  • Something for the lips! Them lips get dry when them lips fly

  • Dry shampoo

  • Warm socks

  • Charger or a nifty charging bank

  • Wet wipes or sanitizer- we will get back to this one later

Things to remember

When you are on your flight to your awesome destination there are some tips for making you more comfortable by hydrating as Airplane cabins have very low humidity levels which may cause your throat, nose, and skin to feel dry. Remember to sanitize your surroundings, good hygiene is key on long flights says Dr. Goldman of the Cleveland clinic. Walk around in the cabin if you are flying for a few hours to get your blood flow going, this will reduce swelling in your lower legs. When your ears “pop” swallow or yawn to release the pressure. Chewing gum or sucking on a sweet can also help with this. Do not sleep during take-off or landing because the lack of release (and relief) may lead you to wake up with a painful earache. When you are prone to motion sickness try to book a window seat beforehand.

Interesting flight fact

What is the dirtiest place on an airplane? The dirtiest place on a plane was found during recent studies to be the tray table on the back of the seat in front of you. There were eight times as many bacteria found here when compared to the toilet flush button! Make sure to take some sanitary wipes with you on your next journey.

Brnáková & James Tickner,, 2020.

Keep an eye out for the follow-up blog on flying abroad coming out soon!


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