How to Tackle Long Flights, Anxiety + Traveling Alone

And Embrace The Joy of New Opportunities

Article by Staff Writer

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They say getting there is half the battle. 

Except once you are there, what happens if things don’t go according to plan? Especially if you’re by yourself? 

Here’s expert advice from seasoned travelers on how to tackle some of the challenges that go hand-in-hand with seeing the world. 

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10 Tips to Survive Long Haul Flights

Often some of the best destinations mean enduring exceedingly long flights. Looking at 10 hours or more can feel overwhelming, but pre-planning can help with entertaining yourself and take the fret out of flying. Here are 10 ideas that don’t include just relying on the plane’s entertainment system for an enjoyable flight.

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Embrace the Unexpected While Traveling

Part of the joy of traveling is being open to new experiences. You never know where a response of ‘um, yes?’ is going to lead. In this case, it was the cockpit on a commercial flight to the Faroe Islands, resulting in an unplanned air tour of landmarks, listening to communication with air traffic control, and getting this unobstructed view of the runway when landing. Here’s to embracing unique opportunities! 

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20 Tips for Traveling Alone for the First Time

Will you finally take that first solo trip? It’s time to get over the worry and stigma of traveling alone. You get to do what you want, when you want, without having to cater to anyone else. Here’s how to get started and enjoy yourself with fun and safety in mind. 

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Tips for the Anxious Traveler

“Is the plane going to crash?” “Will there be an attack?” “Is someone going to pour acid on me?” Here are some tips to get all those crazy thoughts out of your head so you truly can sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight. 

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