“From headaches and exhaustion, to disturbed sleep to even diarrhoea, the symptoms of jetlag can be a nightmare for frequent flyers.
The reason why travellers jetting around the world suffer is due to the body’s natural 24-hour clock being disrupted by crossing time zones, according to a new infographic.
The visual (click below) explains how jetlag is caused by the direction of a flight – not its length.
And reveals that over-60s are even more susceptible to the symptoms than younger holidaymakers.
Compiled by Thomas Cook, the infographic offers holidaymakers advice about what they can do to ease jetlag – including wearing sunglasses and drinking lots of water on board the flight.
Other ideas include staying on ‘home time’ for short trips, seeking sunshine in the afternoon when travelling east, and taking short naps to recover lost sleep. ” (via dailymail.co.uk) by TRAVELMAIL REPORTER
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“The Caribbean, the West Coast, and North America’s ski resorts…. During the winter months, these spots are bustling with tourists who are either looking to escape the cold, or are seeking it out for that fresh powder. But summer months see their crowds dispersing for destinations like the beaches of the East Coast, Europe, and theme parks around the world, where temperatures are generally high — as are the prices.
That’s why we think it’s a great idea to not overlook your favorite wintery getaway as a possible summertime escape. Not only are hotel rates nearly cut in half, but winter destinations can be just as fun (dare we say more so?!) in the summer as they are during peak season.
Here are eight popular winter destinations where you can enjoy an amazing, and affordable, summer getaway! ” (via abcnews.go.com) by Jane Reynolds – oyster.com
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“From ice cream at Hawaii’s Matsumoto to lobster at Martha’s Vineyard’s Beach Plum, our advisors are giving you the best picks in summer foods and where to eat them in 2014.
here’s #1 of 10 - Best Ballpark Food
Steering away from the ballpark classics (i.e., peanuts, hot dogs, French fries) we’ve got our eye on the best ballpark food at Washington DC’s Nationals Park stadium: the roasted cauliflower sandwich from Chef Mike Isabella’s G. “There is no better bite during a ballgame than a sandwich from G,” says Nevin Martell. “Choose from a ragù-rich chicken Parmesan accented with Thai basil or a roasted cauliflower soaked with poppy paprika lemon vinaigrette,” add Martell. The roasted cauliflower sandwich packs a flavorful punch, especially for vegetarians or vegans looking for something delightful at the game.”(via travelchannel.com)
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“President Obama may have visited Cabo for the G20 economic summit of world leaders, but the vast majority of high-profile celebrities who come to Cabo San Lucas are seeking weekend rest and relaxation away from the dream factories of Hollywood.
Cabo is a mere two-hour flight from California’s entertainment capital, and proximity – as well as a winning combination of luxe seaside resorts, beautiful beaches, and world-class spas and golf courses – have helped make this resort city at the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula the de rigeur getaway destination for some of the world’s most famous people.
It’s relatively easy to share the same hotels and resorts as Hollywood royalty. All you need is enough money to stay at the sort of places where infinity pools, five-star restaurants and private butlers are considered standard amenities.” (via 10best.com ) by Chris Sands
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“Maya Angelou, who died at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives — as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer.
To learn more about her, step inside museums from California to Georgia and find an exhibition that features the extraordinary woman who so eloquently informed us all about poverty, racism and abuse.
–Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets, Washington, D.C.: Recently the museum started to display a portrait of Angelou that was unveiled last month. During the ceremony, Angelou flashed her magnificent smile — one that flashed right back from the painting by Ross Rossin.
–Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., L.A.: Angelou’s life journey is on display in an exhibition called“Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves.” She is one of four subjects — along with comedian Billy Crystal, Grammy winner Carlos Santana and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre — who shared what dreams inspired them the most.” (via latimes.com) by MARY FORGIONE
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“Sunday, Disneyland announced that the price of a single-day, one-park ticket for travelers 10 and up increased $4 to $96, and the price of an adult Park Hopper pass (this allows you to go to multiple parks) jumped from $137 to $150.
But perhaps most strikingly — at least for locals — is that Disney is no longer going to sell the SoCal Annual Passport, which gave locals discounted admission to both Disneyland and California Adventures theme parks, and that holders of its SoCal Select pass won’t be able to use it on weekends.
Other packages also increased in price including the Deluxe pass (up $20 to $519), the Premium pass (up $30 to $699) and the Premier pass (up $50 to $1,029).
This isn’t the first time Disney has raised prices (the company raised single-day, one-park ticket prices by $5 last year around this time as well), and it likely won’t be the last. So MarketWatch asked experts to share their best Disneyland savings tips.” (via marketwatch.com) by Catey Hill
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