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Fighting Germs on Your Journeys

While you can’t always count on skies being friendly these days, you can count on them being germy. According to Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, the three most bacteria-laden spots on airplanes are toilets, tray … Continue reading

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Save Room—Wear Your Pillow

In my opinion, one’s pillow can make or break a good night’s sleep. I prefer a fairly flat pillow, filled with genuine down, that I can fluff exactly the way I want my head and neck to be supported. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Packin’ Poodles

My cousin Joyce is a dedicated “doggy mom” to two adorable poodles, Tuffy and Looney. As a great mother—and daughter—to humans too, she often travels by air to visit family. Naturally the dogs come along. Joyce has trip-preparation with her … Continue reading

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Make the Most of Your Onboard Personal Item

You already know you can usually take one carryon bag and one personal item aboard flights. Now that the most airlines charge extra for checked luggage, we travelers are getting creative with our personal items. My solution is to use … Continue reading

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Staying Warm While Traveling Light

Ever since I became a guest professor at a Midwest university every January, I’ve had to endure Indiana’s wintery weather. I’ve survived well—even when traveling with a carryon only—thanks to my down coat. I purchased the coat at least seven … Continue reading

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Dehydrate Your Hair Conditioner

One of the biggest challenges of flying with just a carryon is how to limit your liquids and gels to what will fit into a quart-size zip-top bag. Did you know that one such elimination can be hair conditioner? Now, … Continue reading

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Space-Wise Pill Holders

I’ve tried many methods of packing vitamin supplements and over-the-counter medications when I travel. Those plastic holders marked for every day of the week are handy, but experts warn against storing different kinds of pills and capsules together. Doing so … Continue reading

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