Traveling across multiple time zones can often mean flying through the night. While some travelers have upright, plane-seat sleeping down to a science, it’s not as easy for other passengers who find it difficult to feel at ease in the uncomfortable seats of an airplane. Here are a few tips for catching some zzzs on your next overnight flight.
Prep with accessories. For those of us who aren’t passed out before the plane even takes off, it can take a bit of extra help to doze off. Pack your carry-on with an eye mask, comfortable neck pillow and ear plugs and/or noise-canceling headphones to block out the elements.
Use your smartphone. Download an app or two to help you either shut out the world around you or learn how to adjust to different time zones. Apps like Relax Melodies let users create custom sound combinations, like white noise or an oscillating fan, to aid in relaxation and block out surrounding noise, while Entrain helps users develop a sleep pattern and light adjustment plan to make it easier to adapt to a new time zone.
Schedule book-end naps. Plane naps are often unsatisfying as bumps, noise and other distractions can disturb slumber. Boarding the plane adequately rested and allowing for a nap when you land to help your body acclimate are wise ways to stay ahead of the jet lag and allow your body to rest properly.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Somewhere between Paris, Provence and the border with Switzerland is the charming riverside city of Lyon, a burgeoning culinary capital in a country with one of the world’s best cuisines. Lyon’s reputation as a food destination grew within the past decade, and visitors flock to the less-crazed and friendlier town for a more laid-back approach to French cuisine.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
For winter hikes or cold-weather activity in general, it’s important to stay warm and protected from the elements. With that said, you’ll also be pretty active and may want to be mobile, able to remove or add layers and adapt to your changing body temperature. Consider packing some gear to help you stay on top of it all.