Tourism Ireland

Items for Nervous Flyers

by Katie Skrzek

Mar 21, 2019

© Gaudilab | Dreamstime

Products / Travel

Air travel can be stress-inducing for nervous flyers. Are you or your traveling companion anxious about flying? Try some of these products to ease your nerves before your next flight.


Pre-Flight Preparation

Ahead of your trip, download the SOAR app. The fear-of-flying app offers helpful information about your flight and planes in general, plus tips for managing anxiety. The app is free to download on iTunes.



Purchase some aromatherapy oils to dab on your pulse points during the flight. Lavender is particularly helpful for calming stress and anxiety. Be mindful of your seatmates and don’t overdo it with oil application.



Download some television shows or movies to your device before your trip. Be sure to pick something light you enjoy. Put on your noise-canceling headphones and immerse yourself in the entertainment. If you prefer doing something more practical, bring a book of crossword puzzles, Sudoku or an adult coloring book to distract you.


Sleep Masks

If you are able to sleep during a flight, purchase a sleep mask for extra relaxation. Try a weighted option to alleviate eye strain and achieve better rest.


Stress Ball

Sometimes a simple stress ball can help get you through bouts of turbulence.


Insta Feed
Tips / Destination
Apr 19, 2019

Budget Bites in Orlando

Orlando may be best known as home to Disney World, where finding cheap eats is nearly impossible. However, there are plenty of options throughout the city for those dining on a budget.

Enjoy the Open Road on Your Terms

For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.

Tips / Other
Apr 19, 2019

What to Look for on Free Comic Book Day

The first Saturday in May is a special time of year for comic book fans all over the country. Free Comic Book Day functions exactly like it sounds. Comic book stores across the country host a day of festivities where, regardless of whether you buy anything, you can walk away with free books.

Trends / Top Trends
Apr 18, 2019

Trazee In-Depth: Not Your Usual Spring and Summer Festivals, 2019

With the early days of spring behind us, the busy days of summer festivals and events will be here before you know it. Most festival favorites, like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Coachella, Lollapalooza, CMA Music Festival and Austin City Limits, have lineups already announced, early-bird pricing expired and tickets mostly sold out or close to it, but, don’t worry, there are far more unique events taking place all over the world. If not this year, at least keep them on your radar for next.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Celebrate International Tabletop Day

International Tabletop Day started a few years ago as a reason for people to get together and participate in a hobby they love.