5 Tips to Sleep Better on Your Next Trip
We all have tricks to beat jet lag and get a good night’s sleep when traveling, but these five tips will help, no matter where you roam.
Getting some shuteye on a plane is a perennial challenge for travelers, but there are a few low-tech tricks that can make switching time zones and taking long haul flights a little easier. David Hamer, director of the Travel Clinic at Boston Medical Center and a professor of Global Health and Medicine at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine, shared some strategies for catching a few z’s at 30,000 feet. The New York Times
4 Places Where The U.S. Dollar Is Really Strong Right Now
The U.S. dollar has had its ups and downs. For many travelers, some parts of the world are just prohibitively expensive; for Americans, that included most of Europe. But over the past year the euro has weakened significantly in relation to the dollar, and it is cheaper than ever for Americans to finally start crossing places off that European bucket list. But Europe’s not the only place where the dollar will get you far. Here are six places around the world you should visit right now, while our fickle global economy is on your side. Huffington Post
When and Where to Save the Most Booking a Last-minute Hotel
According to data from HotelTonight, all of the top 10 U.S. cities where people are most likely to book hotel rooms for that night are located in the southern part of the country.
HotelTonight reports that 77% of their bookings in Atlanta were for the same night. But it differs for different cities.
“If you’re looking to book a last minute spring staycation, Sundays tend to be the best day to book a hotel room across the board,” said HotelTonight spokesperson Emma Leggat. “But if you look at the rest of the week, some days are better than others in different cities.” Travel + Leisure
The Top 10 International Airlines
Thanks to a strong U.S. dollar and highly discounted airfares, more travelers than ever are going overseas — and discovering the joys of flying on Asia- and Middle East–based airlines. With economy cabins that offer far more amenities and comfort than many of their U.S. counterparts, these airlines score highly with our readers for their roomy seats, high-quality menus, and luxurious premium-cabin amenities. So it’s no surprise that eight out of the top 10 international airlines in this year’s World’s Best Awards hail from these regions. Travel + Leisure
6 Tips to Save Big on a Trip to Tokyo
Tokyo isn’t typically a destination for budget travelers, according to Jonathan Alder, a travel agent and Tokyo expert. “Hotels, dining out and transportation are all quite expensive in the city, but you don’t need to have deep pockets to have an upscale trip,” he said. Here are some of his best tips to enjoy a luxury Tokyo getaway for less.
Mr. Alder recommended visiting Tokyo from November through February, when hotel rates are at their lowest and the weather is mild to chilly. The summer season commands higher hotel rates — not to mention the temperatures can be uncomfortably hot and the air incredibly humid. The New York Times