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Olympic Bid Holds Tournament On 7 Continents Over 7 Days

Olympic Bid Holds Tournament On 7 Continents Over 7 Days Apr 17th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Traveling to seven continents in seven days is grueling enough. Throw in a daily match against a former professional squash player and that makes for some pretty exhausting travel. Two former pro squash players, Peter Nicol and Tim Garner, are in the midst of a week-long, 40,000-mile world tour in an effort to get squash into the 2020 summer Olympics. Their whirlwind competition ends in New...

5 Tips For Holiday Travel With A Baby

5 Tips For Holiday Travel With A Baby Nov 15th, 2012 at 9:00AM: With Thanksgiving days away, 'tis the season for screaming infants and squirming toddlers packed onto planes, right? Flying with a baby doesn't have to be a nightmare, even during the very busy holiday travel season. Whether you are flying home to introduce your baby to the grandparents, or taking a much-needed island vacation with your newly-expanded family, here are some tips to help you (and...

5 strategies for beating jet lag

5 strategies for beating jet lag Nov 1st, 2011 at 1:00PM: When traveling, jet lag can really put a damper on plans. Instead of struggling to make it through the day and spending sleepless nights tossing and turning in your hotel room, try these five strategies that help to beat jet lag. Practice before you leave Before you leave for your trip, begin resetting your biological clock for the time zone you will soon be entering. About three days before...

Knocked up abroad: flying with a baby

Knocked up abroad: flying with a baby Oct 31st, 2011 at 10:00AM: This is the second in the Knocked Up Abroad series on travel with a baby. Read more here about planning a trip with baby, from choosing a baby-friendly destination to booking an apartment rental. Before traveling with my baby for the first time, I was very nervous and apprehensive. Not about the baby, but about the other passengers. I've flown many times and know full well of The Look that...

Coping with a fear of flying: the secret rituals of aviophobics

Coping with a fear of flying: the secret rituals of aviophobics Sep 6th, 2011 at 11:00AM: My name is Laurel, and I have aviophobia. I, like millions of Americans, am scared shitless of flying. Aviophobia can manifest for a variety of reasons: a traumatic experience on a previous flight; claustrophobia; fear of heights; fear of loss of control (ding, ding, ding!), even a fear of motion sickness. After years of researching the subject, I've learned that I fit the classic profile of an...

Knocked up abroad: pregnant travel in the first trimester

Knocked up abroad: pregnant travel in the first trimester Mar 16th, 2011 at 11:30AM: For more on pregnant travel, see parts 1 and 2 of Knocked up abroad: pregnancy in a foreign country here and here. There's no question that having a baby changes you: your body, your lifestyle, even your shoe size. One thing I hoped not to change altogether was traveling, as long as it was reasonably safe and comfortable for me and the baby. From the beginning of my pregnancy in Istanbul, my...

Photo of the day (10.14.10)

Photo of the day (10.14.10) Oct 14th, 2010 at 5:00PM: For many of us, dreaming about travel and planning a trip is a favorite part of a travel process. Those early days of discovering a destination and imagining the delights it may hold, before the reality of long airport security lines, bad hotel rooms, and jet lag spoil the fun, are some of the sweetest. This photo by Flickr user Chris Maki titled "Wanderlust" recalls the immense possibilities...

Top 10 jet lag strategies from Gadling readers

Top 10 jet lag strategies from Gadling readers Sep 28th, 2010 at 1:30PM: Jet lag is a complex problem. It can be embodied as an annoying propensity to yawn through some of the grandest experiences of your trip, an embarrassing incapacity to stay awake for drinks after a business dinner or a highly inconvenient invalidity upon returning home. It can cost you time and money. It can lose you a business deal or even cause you emotional distress. Everyone hates it, and...

Virgin Atlantic releases innovative mobile Jetlag Fighter app

Virgin Atlantic releases innovative mobile Jetlag Fighter app May 12th, 2010 at 1:30PM: Virgin Atlantic just released their newest mobile application - Jetlag Fighter. Last year, we took a look at the Virgin Atlantic "Fear of Flying" app, and the airline continues the trend of well designed applications with this newest application. In Jetlag Fighter, you are offered an impressive array of tools to help battle jetlag, and anyone who has suffered through the symptoms knows that you...

Create a snapshot of your sleep and fight off jet lag - Gadling reviews the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach

Create a snapshot of your sleep and fight off jet lag - Gadling reviews the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach Mar 11th, 2010 at 11:30AM: As part of the National Sleep Awareness Week, we've been taking a look at some gadgets and services that can help improve your sleep. Earlier this week, we introduced you to Sleeptracker, and today, we'll show off a gadget that actually creates an exact snapshot of how well (or poorly) you slept. The Zeo Sleep Monitor consists of three parts - the bedside clock, a headband sensor, and an SD...

Plan out Day One - International travel tip

Plan out Day One - International travel tip Mar 6th, 2010 at 11:04AM: When traveling across time zones, have an itinerary upon arrival: take a walk in the park, grab a coffee, and familiarize yourself with your temporary stomping grounds on Day One. Not only does this make the most of your time, it also combats jet lag and keeps your mind stimulated, allowing you to go to sleep at a regular hour. Best way to start: go online and look at websites for your...

How to deal with jetlag

How to deal with jetlag Dec 28th, 2009 at 3:00PM: Jetlag is a familiar problem for me. As a flight attendant for one of the nation's largest airlines, it's something I've had to get used to. I've crisscrossed the globe, jet-setting from one side of the world to the opposite side in a matter of days. Sometimes I feel like a time traveler. Especially when a flight from Tokyo to New York that departs at noon arrives twelve hours later at eleven in...

Travel to France for free on the Jet Lag Study

Travel to France for free on the Jet Lag Study Jan 5th, 2009 at 9:30AM: If you've always wanted to go to France but have never had the money or means, your opportunity may have just come knocking. Clinilabs, a New York City-based team focused on the study of sleep disorders is sponsoring a study on jet lag, the feeling of lost sleep and incorrect body time when you cross into a different time zone. And to complete the study you have to spend time in both of their...

Talking travel with jetlag guru Ted Ray (plus anti-jetlag formula giveaway)

Talking travel with jetlag guru Ted Ray (plus anti-jetlag formula giveaway) Jul 7th, 2008 at 4:00PM: For anyone traveling this Fourth of July weekend, Ted Ray is the guy you'll need when you touch down at that beach resort--with the worst headache in the world. He's a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who's a travel consultant to high-powered Silicon Valley execs, especially on how to get over jet lag. (He's designed an all-natural concoction to help do the same, which has been featured in the...

Anti Jetlag Diet -- another way to prevent jet lag?

Anti Jetlag Diet -- another way to prevent jet lag? May 18th, 2008 at 10:00AM: People are always trying to figure out ways to get around jet lag, the discomfort felt after traveling several hours on an aircraft. With symptoms as varied as loss of appetite, nausea, headaches, fatigue, irritability and depression, I suppose they have a reason to study the phenomenon. Jet lag affects everyone, which is part of the reason that it's so difficult to diagnose and treat. Everyone...

Combine caffeine and naps for jet lag help

Combine caffeine and naps for jet lag help May 3rd, 2008 at 9:00AM: Here's what I do to deal with jet lag. I don't go to sleep much before I travel. I think I was a hamster in my past life. I'm the type who wants to get every last project done, every last dish washed, every last chore behind me before I head out the door. I ruminate. I become more compulsive than usual. Sometimes, I stay up so late that going to bed may not make sense. That's what happened...

A Canadian in Beijing: Reverse Culture Shock

A Canadian in Beijing: Reverse Culture Shock Jul 10th, 2007 at 8:22PM: (This will be my last blog for this travel series. See the end of this blog for where to read my blogs in the future.) I have been back in Canada for just a few days and the music touring has launched in full force. Only two full days at home after three months away is not enough to recover and balance the reverse culture shock – a legitimate phenomenon that I can personally attest to...

Genius or Useless: The JetLag Light Visor

Genius or Useless: The JetLag Light Visor Apr 19th, 2007 at 12:46PM: Bio-Brite's battery-powered JetLag Light Visor ("used by NASA Astronauts") is a big white visor with a small light under the brim. Meant to help you reset your internal clock by providing light when your body needs it, the ad for the visor reads, "If it is dark or overcast out, or the weather is bad, or you are on an aeroplane you can use the Jetlag Light Visor to provide the necessary light...

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