Plane Travel Tips
When packing a suitcase for a plane trip, roll items instead of folding them. Folded clothes don't stay nice and flat when the suitcase is carried a lot.
To pack delicate items when traveling, place in freezer bags, fill with air, and seal them. The air provides cushioning. Pack them in the middle of the suitcase.
When traveling with a spouse or friend, each of you should pack one outfit in the other's suitcase. If one suitcase gets lost, you will both have something to wear until it is found.
We usually need to pop our ears when taking off or landing in a plane. Little kids may not know how to do this on their own so give them gum to chew just before. Babies are more susceptible to pain from the change in pressure, but they can do lots of swallowing during take-off and landing by sucking on a bottle or pacifier or by nursing.
You might as well choose one of the gums that contain Xylitol, like
Biotene Dry Mouth Gum,
or Orbit Sugar Free Gum, which helps fight bacteria, cavities, plaque and gum disease, and helps whiten teeth. (Xylitol is a sugar that occurs naturally in foods, including berries, vegetables and oats.) Chewing Xylitol gum regularly has been shown to prevent inner ear infections by keeping the bacteria in the mouth from moving up into the nose and ears.
Don't Drink the Water
Traveling to other countries can get you sick. Most people know to not
drink the water. But, a locally bottled drink may be made with water that is
not purified, pasteurized, boiled, etc., and so may still get you sick. Ice is
one more thing that some may not realize is a danger. You buy a can of Coke that
was canned in the US so you feel safe, but then you pour it over ice. The ice
was made from the local water and so is also not safe to drink.
Taking Natural Apple Cider Vinegar regularly can prevent stomache upsets and diarrhea if you forget to be careful. Even enough water to brush your teeth can be hazardous to your health in some areas.
Or you can go high tech and carry a small tool with you.
The SteriPEN can fit in your purse or pocket, it purifies water in seconds with a UV light, and it will treat up to 3,000 liters.