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Tips to Stay Healthy on a Traveler’s Diet

With spring break around the corner, upcoming travel plans can be the biggest threat to your waistline.  Even with your best intentions to be health conscious, your eating regime goes on vacation the minute you leave home.  The long wait times at the airport, delays, and solitude (if you’re traveling alone) sometimes allows us to submit to the gauntlet of grease, cinnamon, sugar, and buttery goodness at the airport terminals or train stations.

I’ve learned several helpful tips to stay healthy and fight the battle of the buldge while traveling:

Keep Hydrated

Buy a bottle of water once you’ve cleared security.  Water will keep you hydrated while you’re on the plane and help fight the high-calorie soda temptations.

Brown-Bag It

Miracle on the Hudson: A Lesson Learned

It has been over two weeks since New York City took a front-row seat to the emergency splash landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the murky Hudson River.  Several days ago, the last part of the left engine was recovered for further investigation into the accident.  Meanwhile, veteran pilot, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger received a hero’s homecoming in Danville, California.

Passenger Josh Peltz of Charlotte, N.C., sat in the exit row on the flight and remained calm as he tugged and twisted open the exit door. Were his swift actions critical in helping to save 150 passengers and the five flight crew from the plane that was slowly sinking into the icy river?  Would you have done if you were one of the passengers on US Airways Flight 1549? Would you know the right thing to do?

Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling With Food

Last time I visited home, I had been away too long and missed my mother’s cooking. So she insisted on packing my bags full of home-made pork buns, sweet bread, chocolate chip cookies, and chicken noodle soup so I could bring them back east (I didn‘t have the heart to tell her that I now get my cookie fixes from Rocco’s).

Many people heading back after the holidays have to figure out how to schlep their home-made goodies and gifts all the way back while trying to deal with the complex security restrictions on food. For this reason, it’s no surprise that according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the number one question travelers have for the TSA Contact center is, “Can I take my pie with me on the plane?”