5 Tips To Make Your Flight More Comfortable

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We all know that flying long distances can be very uncomfortable and even painful. With all the noise happening around you, the upright seats which seem to get as hard as stone by the end of the trip, and the list goes on. Luckily there are some things that we can do to make our flights (especially our longer flights) more comfortable.

Below are 5 tips to make your flight more comfortable and ultimately more enjoyable.

Wear Comfortable Clothing

Sometimes we concentrate on looking presentable and don’t think about comfort. Ever been at an airport and you see someone wearing sweat pants and a comfortable looking sweater or fleece? You think to yourself, that must be so comfortable. So why not wear these clothes too?

Travel Pillow

Airlines these days often do not provide pillows for their passengers. This is why it is so important for you to bring your own. A travel pillow can help you sleep better as well as possibly preventing soreness in the neck.

Lose Weight

In another cost cutting exercise by airlines to fit more seats in a plane, they have made the seats narrower. So if you are overweight and sometimes even just a little, this can make the seat a tight squeeze. Try using weight loss shakes for a few days before your flight for that little bit of extra comfort.

Bring A Good Travel Mask And Ear Plugs

These are things that many people do not think of until it is too late. You are about to go to sleep on the plane and see other people putting on their face mask and ear plugs and then it hits you. Why didn’t I bring those too? A good travel mark can help you sleep by dimming the light around you and can help you sleep at any time. Same goes for the ear plugs, there is a lot of noise in a plane, ear plugs sure do help.

Bring Something To Do

Often we concentrate so much on bringing our passports, and make sure we pack everything. Then we forget about something to do on the plane. Luckily, many planes these days have personal screens on the back of each seat so you can watch movies. But, there are still many planes flying today that have no entertainment system at all. So bring a iPad or something similar.

Sources:

http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/shameless-ways-to-make-your-flight-more-comfortable.html?id=814

http://topratedweightlossshakes.com

https://www.apple.com/ipad

Top 5 Golf Courses Around The World

Best Golf Courses

Now with commercial airlines so readily available and affordable, these days we can go to pretty much any golf course around the world. But for goodness sake, if you are going to one of these golf courses, please do a little golf training before you go. You don’t want to make a fool out of yourself. These are pretty professional courses. Find out what they are here.

Pine Valley Golf Course – Clementon, New Jersey

Founded way back in 1913, we have given Pine Valley Golf Course the number one position. It is an extremely private course which is breathtaking. It really has that feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. This par 70 18 hole golf course takes our number one position.

Cypress Point Club – Pebble Beach, California

Cypress point is another very old golf course, founded in 1929. This par 72 course is spectacular. Like Pine Valley Golf Course, it is also extremely private. You won’t see too many casual golfers here as they just don’t know how to get to the course. It is located just south of Pebble Beach in California and runs along the coast line. This is also an 18 hole course.

Miurfield Village Golf Club – Gullane, Scotland, UK

Now this is an old course! Founded in 1744! And no, that is not a typo. This par 71 course is the course that Jack Nicklaus won his first British Open. This 18 hole course is not for the amateur of weekend worrier. This is a very tough course and probably shouldn’t be attempted by anyone unless they know what they are doing.

St Andrews (Old Course) – St Andrews, Scotland, UK

This is possibly the most famous course in the world. And it is even older then Miurfield Village Gold Course. This course has actually been around since the 15th century. This place is massive. There are 5 x 18 hole courses and 1 x 9 hole course. The 9 hole course is the one more for beginners. For anyone who loves their golf, this is an awesome place to play. You will never get bored here and you will be challenged. These courses are public but reservations are needed, don’t expect to just get up there and play a game of golf. The old course is a par 72.

Pebble Beach Golf Links – Pebble Beach, California

This is also one of the most famous courses in the world and probably the most famous in the United States. This par 72 golf course is also an 18 hole course. Founded in 1919, most of the fairways are very narrow which makes this course very tough for the weekend worrier. There are also spectacular views of the Californian coast line so try not to get too distracted while playing your shot.

Sources:

1. National Geographic
2. Golf Training

5 Healthy Snacks To Bring On Your Next Plane Trip

Snacks

Have you ever gotten onto your long haul flight and when you received your meal, you remembered that you don’t actually like aeroplane food? It’s an ‘oh no’ moment. So we are here to help you with ideas for healthy snacks on the plane before your trip. This way it will be able to help you sleep better and feel better rather than feeling sick from all the salt and other nasties that are in plane food.

Just be aware that most of these items will not be able to come off the plane with you at your destination due to quarantine regulations. Each country is different with their regulations, but as a general rule of thumb and to be safe, you cannot bring food into another country.

Here are 5 snacks that taste good, can be brought onto a plane, and are actually healthy.

Trail Mix

Trail mix is a very tasty and reasonably healthy snack for when you are on the go. Great for the plane too. It takes a while to eat so will keep you busy for longer while you are enjoying your food. Try to get the unsalted trail mix type to make the snack healthier and it will cause less dehydration.

Fruit

Fruit is a big no no if you are trying to bring it into another country, so you will definitely need to consume all your fruit before landing at your destination. Fruit is a great and healthy snack with natural sugars that are actually good for you. Much better option than the desert airlines give you on planes.

Homemade Protein Bars

Ever thought of making your own snacks to take with you? Homemade protein bars are full of healthy ingredients (as long as you make them right) which will keep you full for a long time and are easy to carry on board. If you are interested, here are some healthy protein bar recipes you can try. Good protein bars will have around 20g of protein that will keep you full for longer.

Beef Jerky

For those of you that are looking for a savoury snack, ever tried beef jerky? It may be a little too salty for some people, but they are high in protein and will help keep you full for longer.

Sandwich

A simple one but a good one. Make a couple of sandwiches before you go to the airport and put them in hand luggage for your trip. If you’re like me, I like to make my sandwiches with plenty of healthy ingredients and these sandwiches will make you feel far better than the lunch you would have received on the plane.

Remember, all airlines and countries have different quarantine regulations and policies, before bringing any snack on board a plane, please double check with your airline if it is allowed.

Happy flying.

Sources:
Realenergyfood.com
Buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/12-healthy-diy-travel-snacks-to-bring-on-a-plane

4 Annoying Things You Experience When You Fly

Plane

Anyone who has traveled a long haul flight at least a couple of times, you will probably know exactly what I mean when you go through the list below. There are many things that people do that can be annoying and when flying these annoyances become far worse being stuck in a tube flying high from the ground.

Here is a list of the 4 things that I found most annoying while flying.

Long Airport Line Ups

There is nothing more frustrating than a long line up at an airport. You have already been traveling for countless hours and now you have to wait in a line up for another couple of hours. I have experienced very long line ups in the past. And it seems to be the more in a rush you are, the longer line up is there. And this goes for airline line ups and customs line ups. In my experience, some of the longest customs line ups have been in the US. But other countries also have long line ups so don’t think that you will get through without a wait somewhere else. In regards to airline lines ups, get to the airport early and there shouldn’t be a line up. This way you go straight to the check in counter and you’ll get to enjoy a coffee with your free time.

Loud Snorers

Not sure it there is anything worse than a loud snorer or baby crying near you on your long haul flight. I once experienced this so badly. The person behind me kept snoring so loud! The person next to him kept bumping him to wake him up but he would go right back to snoring a minute later. In the end he actually gave the snorer a stop snoring mouth piece which was unused and the snorer agreed to use it. It actually worked! I couldn’t believe it and I think that everyone in the area was appreciative of it.

People Crowding The Baggage Carrousel

Have you ever waited for your luggage to come up on to the carrousel only to find that when your baggage comes out you can’t get to it? It happens more often then you may think. I have missed my suitcase a couple of times and had to wait until it comes out again. Also had a few close calls where I was only just able to squeeze through and get my baggage in time. It’s simple, stand a few steps back from the carrousel, when you see your suitcase get it quickly, then step out of the way. If everyone followed this process, things would be much smoother.

The Stinky Passenger

I think that we have all experienced this weather on a plane, public transport, etc. In a plane however, it seems so much worse as you are stuck with this person for such a long time. This includes passengers who have literally had their last puff of a cigarette seconds before they board the plane. People common! Please shower before you fly, carry deodorant with you (obviously not a spray can as they are not allowed on planes) and take some mints to freshen your breath.

Sources:
Stop Snoring Mouth Piece
CNN