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Cure For Jet Lag

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Cure For Jet Lag

We’ve all experienced soul crushing jet lag. But what if there was a cure? Just in time for the holiday travel season, Travel + Leisure has an overview of what causes jet lag – and how to avoid it. Stay hydrated! Avoid alcohol and caffeine! Move around the cabin! No more fatty foods! One interesting tip is to trick your circadian rhythm by regulating your exposure to bright light. “If you’re traveling westward, exposing yourself to light in the evening helps you adjust to a later time zone,” writes Andrea Romano. “If you’re traveling eastward, exposing yourself to morning light is better to adapt to earlier time zones.”

Ultimate Nonstop

Want to test out Travel + Leisure’s jet lag tips? Book a 19-hour flight. Qantas just set a new record for the longest continuous flight of all time. The airline’s plane took off from NYC on Friday night and didn’t land until it reached Sydney, 10,066 miles away, 19 hours later. “This is a really significant first for aviation,” Qantas Group chief executive Alan Joyce said in a news release. “Hopefully, it’s a preview of a regular service that will speed up how people travel from one side of the globe to the other.”

Like A Local

The “travel like a local” movement is almost a cliché at this point. But what does it really mean? The New York Times’ Geoffrey Morrison is diving deep into where to go, how to fit in, where to stay and much more. “I’ve spent most of the last six years traveling the world: six continents, 57 countries and countless cities,” Morrison says. “I might not always fit in, but I try. You can, too.” One great piece of advice is to travel during the “off-season,” which can result in more authentic and meaningful interactions with locals.

Footprint Reduction

Whichever way we travel, one thing’s becoming increasingly clear. If we want to have great places to visit, we have to treat the environment with more respect. And that means flying less. Guardian travel editor Andy Pietrasik explains how a flexitarian approach can enable us to enjoy exploring the planet without increasing our carbon footprint. What’s a flexitarian approach? It comes from the food world: Flexitarians consciously reduce the amount of meat they eat. You can do the same when it comes to air flight.

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