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:
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.
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.
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 advisors are life savers. Here’s why.
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?
For everyone who loves to fly to an awesome vacation spot with a small price tag (AKA everyone!), here’s a list of some of those places.
With average round trip economy ticket costs of less than 300 dollars, pack your bags now and head to one of these fun-packed US cities without breaking the bank!
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!
There are tons of ultra-popular locations in the US to travel. According to TripAdvisor, New York City, Maui, Las Vegas, Oahu, and Orlando are America’s most vacationed destinations in 2018.
But there’s also countless other United States’ travel spots that are worth checking out – and some may surprise you!
Health, auto, homeowner, life – the list of essential insurance goes on and on. You probably don’t even think twice about purchasing one of these plans, since they protect against everyday disasters.
Travel insurance, on the other hand, may be viewed as optional. Why? We all want to believe that once you turn vacation-mode on, setbacks and disasters disappear; yet this mentality is simply (and unfortunately) untrue!
Just because your email is set to autoreply and you’re wearing your favorite pink palm tree polo doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.
While we all hopefully will never have to use travel insurance for life-threatening circumstances like transportation and treatment at a US-approved hospital, there’s many more reasons to pick a travel protection plan before your next journey.
Flying First Class certainly means opening up your wallet big time. Whether it’s an extra hundred dollars or an extra few thousand dollars, First Class travel is not cheap. Most people already cringe at the bill associated with a flight. So when is it actually worth the extra dollar-dropping to invest in a premium ticket to your destination?