How to Beat Jet Lag in 3 Easy Steps

3 Easy Tips from The Professor

Author: The Traveling Professor/Monday, April 15, 2019/Categories: Travel Tips

Rate this article:

The Traveling Professor has learned a few methods over the years for getting the ol' body clock in sync with local time.

Here are his tips to conquer jet lag:

Don't Struggle to Sleep on an Overnight Flight:  Most transcontinental flight are overnight in very uncomfortable planes.  For many people, the more they try to sleep, the more difficult it is.  Just relax, read a book, watch a movie and I'll bet you will doze off for at least a couple of hours.

Power Through Your First Day:   The key to defeating jet lag is to get on local time as quickly as possible.  That means if you have lunch at 1 pm regularly in at home in Pittsburgh, have lunch at 1 pm in Paris.  If you go to bed at 9:30 pm at home in Denver, go to bed at 930 pm in Dublin.  Do not go to sleep or take a nap upon arrival.

Re-Set Your Watch:  Upon arrival, put your watch on local time and don't check what time it is at home.

Number of views (343)/Comments ()

Tags: jet lag
«May 2019»

Discovering Southern Italy's Jewish Heritage

Italy's Jewish HeritageOur dear friends, Tess and Elena have been running wonderful tours to Southern Italy for some time now.  Their company is called The Heart of Southern Italy.  Like us, they love to show small groups the real Italy, especially in Puglia, one of the most beautiful places all in Italy.  Puglia is the home of the best food in Italy and wonderful scenery.  It is far away from the throbbing crowds of Rome, Florence, and Venice.  Now they have introduced a tour The Traveling Professor highly recommends, Discovering Southern Italy's Jewish Heritage.  Read all about it in their guest blog post.

Read more

How We Pack for a 3 Week Tour to Europe

eBagsLinda and I will be departing on a 21-day small group tours to Paris, Normandy Invasion Beaches, Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands.  Everything, as usual, goes in our carry-on.  We will take one suitcase each and a small backpack.  We will take into consideration the weather, the terrain we will be walking on, the sites to be visited.  21 days is actually a short trip for us, we have gone on trips as long as 44 days with just a carry on.  Look at the blog post to see how we pack and what we pack.

Read more

3 Almost Off the Radar Places to Visit in Paris

3 Almost off the Radar Places in ParisEveryone knows the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Orsay, Rodin and the Arc de Triomphe.  They are some of the most popular places to visit while on a tour to Paris. However, Paris has many more attractive options to visit. In this blog post The Traveling Professor lists 3 of his "almost off the radar" places to visit on your next trip to Paris.

Read more