How To Not Get Sick While Traveling

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Flight Travel, Health and Beauty

How To Not Get Sick While Traveling

Traveling has become a way of life for most of us. And while indulging in it for business or pleasure can be necessary, the germs and ickiness that comes with it can be annoying and can make you ill. Recently during a flight from Las Vegas to St. Louis, I experienced an asthma attack. Now of course asthma is something that you can’t catch, but it is something that can get progressively worse while flying, especially with the cabin pressure on the plane. Luckily, I made it through the flight okay and was able to come home and recuperate. It got me to thinking about things that I can do in the future to not get sick while traveling. Here’s what I came up with: Wash, wash, wash your hands All of the research I’ve studied suggests that washing your hands well and often with moderately warm to hot water with an anti-bacterial soap will cut down on most of the germs you come in contact with. When washing your hands, dry them thoroughly. Also, keep hand sanitizer on deck at all times as well. Wipe it down When you check into your hotel, clean the phone, TV remotes, lamp switches, and other high-germ areas with cleaning wipes. You can also do this on the plane (trays, seat belt, etc.) Stay up-to-date on your shots Make sure you are vaccinated and up-to-date on your vaccinations. And yes, this includes flu shots for those over six months of age. Vitamins, please Vitamins and supplements such as Echinacea can help boost your immune system. Start taking it about 4-5 days before you are departing. Vitamin C also can do the trick as well to help keep you healthy. Water Staying hydrated can help your body, especially when flying since the humidity on planes is so low. Stay home If you are sick, or even feeling like you may be coming down with something, do yourself a favor (and others as well) and do not travel. It is only sure to get worse on your trip and you could also be spreading it to others. You can also be proactive, and have on handy a healthy travel kit that you can take with you to help keep those germs at bay. The Skyready Kit is fabulous kit for travel that contains hand sanitizer, vitamin C, mask, surface wipe, earplus, and eyemask. It was created by frequent traveler Rachelle Michelon, a mother of two, and an emergency nurse for the past 15 years. After seeing many emergency room patients with illnesses, she wanted to create something that could help prevent them before they started. I personally have tried Skyready and I love it, and it is awesome to travel with (I recently reviewed it in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide). Click for more info on the Skyready Kit. No one likes to get sick....

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Auto Brands Introduce Cars With Wifi: Perfect for Family Travel

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Family Travel, Travel

Auto Brands Introduce Cars With Wifi: Perfect for Family Travel

Last month, I attended the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and was given an inside view at the latest technology and gadget innovations hundreds of brands are offering now and in the near future. One trend that I saw a lot during the show was the addition of 4G LTE WIFI being offered in automobiles. As car brands work on making their vehicles safer, more intuitive, and more integrated with our lives, they are coming up with ways to keep us handsfree while plugged into our ever growing social world. Automobile brands Audi and Chevrolet introduced vehicles that will have AT&T 4G LTE inside the car. This will basically make your car a mobile hotspot, allowing all of your gadgets to be connected to the vehicle’s Internet hub. For long trips in the car, this is perfect. Your kids can stream parent approved movies and shows on tablets via Hulu, Netflix, and more, which may cut down on those “are we there yet, moments”. What’s more, in the Chevrolet Impala and other vehicles will have the ChevyAppShop available so that you can completely put away the phone and use the car to plug-into your favorite apps while you drive. This system is totally voice activated, and it can read emails, texts, give turn-by-turn directions, and so much more. It turns the car into a smartcar just like your smartphone. When your car can turn your phone into a feature it can use in the car while it is put away, it adds to the safety of everyone driving. No longer having to even look at your phone, the phone becomes a part of the car—allowing for complete handsfree usage. For long family trips in the car, I can seeing this new feature in cars being something many parents will be opting for in their next vehicle. Other car manufacturers at CES like Toyota, Ford, and Kia also had similar offerings. Toyota Entune works much like the ChevyAppShop, and is something that is already in many of their cars on the road currently. What do you think about car hotspots? Would you opt to have this in your next...

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How To Handle Your Fear of Flying

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Flight Travel

How To Handle Your Fear of Flying

I have a confession, I absolutely hate flying! I know what you’re thinking, but Raijean you are always on a plane. This is true, however I really have a huge fear of flying. It doesn’t matter how many times I get on the plane, I’m always hit with a huge wave of anxiety. As soon as the engine gears up, I go into panic mode! No matter how much I psych myself up to fly it never works. Especially, when we hit turbulence and I know that I’m not the only one! I think for me my fear of flying stems from not being able to be in control. I literally feel like my life is in someone else’s  hands and that’s when the crippling fear begins to take over. Since I know first hand that a fear of flying isn’t easy to get over here are a few tips for handling your anxiety when it comes to flying. Breathe: I know that this may sound silly but breathing allows me to focus and when I’m focused I’m calmer. Get Some Sleep: I never get a lot of sleep before I catch a flight, I find it easier to sleep on the plane because I’m exhausted. Pray: This is something that has always calmed my spirit, when a flight isn’t going as smooth as I would like, I turn to prayer. Listen to Music: Nothing brings me more peace than listening to my favorite tunes. Make Conversation: I find that talking to my neighbor takes my mind off the flight, allowing me to get my mind off my troubles. These are just a few things that I do that allows me calm my nerves and continue to fly. If all else fails remember statistically it’s safer flying in a plane than it is driving and there is no sense in worrying about something you can’t control. When it’s my time, it’s my time and worrying isn’t going to stop me from flying. These are some of my tips to get over my fear of flying, what do you do to get over your fear of...

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5 Fabulous Pink Travel Accessories That We Love

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Tech, Travel

5 Fabulous Pink Travel Accessories That We Love

As you can see, we are a couple of gals who love the color pink and enjoy traveling. And while we understand that a lot of the time, traveling can be a cumbersome and not so fun thing, it also can be fun and fabulous too (which is why we created Around the World in Pink!). Because we like to celebrate our favorite hue while globetrotting, I’ve curated an awesome and glam list of items that are fab, fun, and PINK. What could be better? Check out my list of 5 Fabulous Pink Travel Accessories That We Love. Peep the rundown below: Pink Passport Jacket For the globetrotter in all of us, this pink passport jacket is perfect for showing off a little of your personality. This jacket holds your passport and ID snugly and securely. Made with real leather by Royce. eBags, $30.99. Pink, White, & Wine Diamond Monogrammed Travel Accessories Bags Despite being a Digital Debutante and living in an electronic world, there are still items we carry when we travel that are in the paper form. This neat and handy travel accessory bag is pink and fabulous, and able to be personalized with your monogram for extra hauteness. Zazzle, $36.95 OGIO Hampton’s Women’s Tote Bag, Raspberry This bag isn’t quite pink, but is close enough. I have this exact bag in the “tide” color, and I absolutely love it. It fits all of my tech items while I travel, (iPad, iPad Mini, Samsung Smart Camera, MacBook Air, WIFI hotspot, and Philips Sound Shooter Speaker with all cords and plugs) fashionably and snug. To get a full review of the bag on The Cubicle Chick, click here. I promise you, you will love this bag! OGIO, $70.00. Pink Travel Mug Mugs are supposed to be boring, right? Well this one isn’t. First of all, it’s pink, and it was created for traveling with hot or cold liquids. So you are getting the best of both worlds. Perfect for on-the-go! Poppin, $8.00. Flat Iron Case As a travelista and beauty maven, chances are you travel with a flat iron or curling iron. Keep your gadget safe and secure in this pink Clipper Flat Iron Case. Flat irons cost a mint these days—protect it with this fab sleeve. eBags, $17.00. Fly, fabulous, and fab! What better way to...

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What Are Your Travel Pet Peeves? Here’s My Top 4

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Travel

What Are Your Travel Pet Peeves? Here’s My Top 4

Traveling is a public sport these days. Whether you are sharing the road in a car, sitting on the aisle seat in the plane, trekking by train, or even sailing away on a cruise, you are sure to run into and be with—well other people. And although we all try our best to travel with P’s and Q’s in tact, there are some who don’t understand the rules and laws of travel. We’ve all come into contact with those people who have no consideration for others when they travel. So I’ve come up with a list of four of my top Travel Pet Peeves. Check out my list and make sure to add yours to the comments section. The loud phone talker Smartphones rule the world these days as we rely heavily on them. But there are some that don’t keep consideration in mind as they chit chatter away loudly on their phones, disturbing others. During my last flight, I had a gentleman (and I use that term loosely) sitting in front of me cursing out his wife, girlfriend, or significant other. And he was doing it loudly, so everyone on the plane heard him, including the small children who were also onboard. When traveling, try to keep the phone calls to a minimum—you can text, email, etc. And if you do need to speak on the phone, don’t be  loud and inconsiderate. The other people traveling with you will thank you. The parent who can’t control their kid As a mom who has been traveling with her kids for about 18 years now, I understand the plight of the traveling parent. But traveling is also a group experience, especially when you are air traveling, cruising, or taking the train or bus. Be mindful of others, and that includes the way your children behave. I’ve seen kids act a fool on flights, which can get old after awhile. Talk to your kids and make sure they know their travel etiquette, do’s and dont’s. If you are traveling with a small child or baby, have soothing techniques ready for extra fussiness. The person who doesn’t understand personal space Even in First Class, space while traveling is pretty much nil. We’ve got to respect people’s space. Once while waiting on a late flight, I was sitting at the gate and a man with about 10 bags sat next to me and began piling his bags on top of mine. Sir, where do they do that at? Invading someone’s personal space while traveling is a big no/no. Make sure you are not guilty of this. The something for nothing traveler We all know that one traveler that is always trying to get bumped off of the flight so they can get a free voucher. While there is nothing wrong with that, you can’t always get something for nothing. I once flew with...

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