15 Tips to Ease Your Fear of Flying

13. Get to Know Your Cabin Crew

The cabin crew on the flight are very helpful and friendly and they have experience dealing with nervous fliers. Feel free to introduce yourself to them and ask them if you need anything. They are there to help you and make sure you feel comfortable.

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14. Try an App

Did you know that Virgin Atlantic has created an iPhone app that is specially designed for nervous flyers? The app has a number of relaxation exercises, quizzes and videos to keep you calm and distract you from your nervousness. This is just one of the many different types of apps for nervous flyers that you can download and try.

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15. Don’t Forget to Breathe

This might seem obvious, but when you get nervous your breathing gets shallow and this can add to your feeling of panic. Concentrate on breathing in deeply through your nose and out through your mouth, as slowly as possible. This can be very powerful in preventing or stopping a panic attack.

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The Best Gifts for Travelers

If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

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Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.