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New sleep technologies that can aid sleep-deprived travelers

November 27, 2017

It is often more difficult to get a full night’s sleep while traveling. But the truth is, a very high percentage of us have trouble sleeping whether at home or traveling. Some 41 million Americans alone (30 percent of the U.S. population) are sleep-deprived — sleeping six or fewer hours per night — according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you’re wondering if you are suffering from lack of sleep, consider this list of sleep-deprivation symptoms from You’re always hungry. You’ve gained weight. You’re more impulsive. Your memory isn’t what it used to be. You’re having trouble making decisions. Your motor skills (coordination) is off. Your emotions are erratic. You’re getting sick often. Your complexion is blemished. Keep in mind that lack of sleep can be a serious health issue. The good news is that there are a host of new tech gadgets that poor sleepers can use to enhance their nighttime rest … (click on the headline to continue reading)

High-flying luxury for airline passengers willing to pay a premium

November 18, 2017

Luxury on some of the world’s airlines has never been more luxurious for those with the means and desire for extra space and special attention from airline crews. Consider some of the most luxurious options. Qatar Airways has introduced double beds with privacy panels allow couples complete privacy from flight attendants and other passengers. The “room” comes with a DO NOT DISTURB sign. The seats in the luxury cabin are finished with hand-stitched Italian leather and satin rose gold finishing. Nice. Not to be outdone, Singapore Airlines first-class cabin is … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Dream come true: Napping pods for stranded travelers

October 26, 2017

Extreme weather, canceled flights and other traveler afflictions at airports can leave people stranded for hours or even through the night. If you have ever tried napping or trying to get a night’s sleep in an airport terminal, you know that only the most resilient and deepest of sleepers can get any meaningful shut-eye in that environment. The good news is there are companies trying to ameliorate the problem with the introduction of airport napping pods to give stranded travelers a fighting chance to enter the Land of Nod. Several companies that manufacture the sleeping modules and are angling for space in the world’s airports. Bloomberg recently reported the names of four companies battling for precious airport terminal space … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Why take a ‘staycation’ and 4 tips for making it successful

October 17, 2017

On its face, the staycation (a vacation spent in one’s own local area) would seem to pale next to the more exotic possibilities afforded by the traditional vacation. But there are significant advantages to staycations. For starters, a staycation can be far less expensive undertaking, taking pressure off sometimes strained household budgets. Second, it can be a great supplement to a person or family’s annual vacations. Third, they can be more relaxing than long-distance travel to another time zone, as the trip to and from our destinations are often the most stressful part of the sojourn. Getting to your destination in less than an hour also gives more time for touring and relaxation, and staying in the same time zone will likely result in better nights of sleep. Fourth, it’s a great opportunity to visit local attractions that you never got around to seeing. So, assuming your sold on a staycation, here are four tips for making it successful … (click on the headline to continue reading)

AARP report shows baby boomers still big on leisure travel

September 27, 2017

One of the major cohorts of American society is the baby boomers, that post-World War II reproductive explosion. Now numbering about 75 million, baby boomers are those born between 1946 and 1964 and made up almost 40 percent of the U.S. population at their apex. Today, that graying cohort doesn’t concern itself so much with hot cars and weekend dates as it does with healthy living and knocking things off their bucket list, which inevitably includes a good deal of leisure travel. The American Association of Retired Persons, better known as AARP, pays a lot of attention to such matters when it does its annual travel survey of its members. It’s hard to imagine a more travel-oriented group, when you consider that 99 percent of baby boomers tell AARP that they plan at least one leisure trip during 2017, with an average of five or more trips expected over the course of the year. Some 51 percent … (click on the headline to continue reading)