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2019 Bold Travel Predictions

2019 is upon us and that means a whole new year of travel trends. 2019 also means a whole new set of travel predictions, so let’s get forecasting:

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10 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

Travel anxiety is becoming more and more common in the 21st century world. Fear of flying is one of the most prevalent travel anxieties, with 1 in every 6 adults suffering from “aviophobia.” Surprisingly, even 35 percent of airline crew members – which includes flight attendants and pilots – have some degree of fear of flying. Not all fears of flying are created equal; some people are afraid of enclosed spaces, alarming noises, heights, crashes, crowds, lack of control, or terrorism.

The fear of flying can be difficult to shake, despite airplanes being the second safest mode of mass transportation in the world. Believe it or not, the only safer “modes of mass transportation” are the escalator and elevator. The chance that you’ll be a victim of an airplane accident is about 1 in 11 million, whereas the chance you’ll be involved in a fatal car crash is 1 in 5000. By far, the most dangerous part of your next flight is the drive to the airport!

It seems like the saying, “you have nothing to fear but fear itself” is quite true.

Whatever the severity, here are some ways to beat down your flying fears:

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10 Natural Ways to Beat Motion Sickness

Travelling can be one of the most rewarding life experiences. But what happens when that plane, boat, train, or car makes you feel incredibly motion sick? Motion sickness occurs when the motion sensed in your inner ear doesn’t match the motion you see or feel. So if you can’t see the movement or feel the movement, you might start to feel uneasy. Uneasiness can quickly turn into sweating, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. Before travelling, here are the best methods to help prevent motion sickness.

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Countries with the Most Paid Vacation Time

The end of the year is near, and you’re probably running low on paid time off. The holidays are among us, and the urge to take a day or two off is strong. If you’re an entrepreneur, and you carve your own hectic schedule, you’re probably feeling that end-of-the-year blues too. So where in the world may people not be as stressed out and in need of PTO allowances? Where does lengthy PTO exist?

Here’s a list of the countries around the world with the most paid time off and paid holidays according to official labor laws.

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The Very Real Reasons Why Travel Advisers are Life Savers

There’s no denying that Google has influenced the world of travel and hospitality. But it has also solidified the advantage of human interaction, especially when it comes to the investment of travel. According to Forbes Magazine, on average, “Americans spend 10 percent of their annual income on vacations.” That’s a lot of money! To get the most out of your investment and to protect it, travel advisers are life savers. Here’s why.

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Top Tips to Avoid Germs on Flights

For those of you who feel like an airplane is a giant petri dish, fear not! There are several measures you can take to prevent contracting a cold or flu.

So why are you about 113 times more likely to come down with a virus on an airplane than in your daily life? The main culprits are the large number of people in extra close quarters and the low cabin humidity on-board your flight. Cabin humidity usually wavers around or below ten percent, which leads to the drying of your nasal cavities and throat, leaving you more susceptible to colds.

So let’s talk solutions! How can you help protect yourself from yucky in-flight germs?

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American Food Traps: International Dishes that Are Actually American

Traveling internationally? Looking to eat the food of the region? Here are the top 6 foods to avoid on your travels if you want to dodge American culinary tourist traps!

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Stop Jet Lag for Good

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When you travel to a different time zone, it can become a challenge to adjust to the local time. Luckily there are many tricks you can try to prevent your body from struggling through jet lag.

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The Biggest Passport Mistakes

You’ve booked your next trip abroad! No matter how experienced of a traveler you are, sometimes mistakes happen. Here are some of the most common passport mistakes you should be sure to avoid before you leave.

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Safe Eating Habits on Vacation

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Getting sick on vacation happens all too often, particularly when traveling outside of the United States. Bacteria and parasites are common reasons for why travelers get sick. Here are some ways to help you eat safely and avoid getting sick on vacation.

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