TRAVEL TIPS

Combating the Effects of Jet Lag

Crossing multiple time zones can often send the body's internal clock out of sync. As our body struggles to acclimatize to a new time zone and sleeping patterns, jet lag often sets in. A shopper has no time for of jet lag!

Airlines and our own boredom on flights can often find us overfed and under-hydrated, adding to the effects of jet lag. Wear loose clothing, drink plenty of water and get up and stretch your body while flying. Try to avoid caffeine and alcohol, both of which are diuretics and cause further dehydration. When you arrive at your destination, assume the local time zone immediately. Try to stay awake and active. Have a shower to refresh your self, but don’t take a nap – stay awake until your usual bedtime, according to the new time zone.


Shopping: The New Diet

Shopping for 30 minutes can burn as much as 100 calories; more if you are trying on clothes.


Stay in Touch

Stay in touch with friends, family and business associates while you travel without having to lug your address book along.


Runway Beauty Notes

Drink Up plenty of water. Airplane air is pressurized and re-circulated so it lacks humidity.


Picture This...

Instead of storing your great photographs away in a photo album, have a series of buildings, people or landscapes reprinted in a larger size in black and white (more artistic) and hang on the wall.

THIS AND THAT - Packing a suitcase

If your planning a winter getaway here are a few tips to help you pack.

Avoid Lost Luggage
U.S. Transportation Department figures report that the odds are Approx.1 in 200 that your bag on any given flight will be lost or misrouted.