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  1. What does one keep in mind when going for a trek?
  2. How does one deal with seasickness?
  3. How should one dress while skiing?
  4. What precautions should one take before traveling?
  5. How should one take care of one's suede leather shoes?
  6. How does one plan a perfect romantic get-way?
  7. How does one carry jewelry when traveling?
  8. How does one help ease the fear of flying?
  9. What does one pack for a baby while traveling on a flight?
  10. Tips for traveling when pregnant.

What does one keep in mind when going for a trek?

  • If trekking abroad, ensure all official documents and permissions are in order.
  • It is advisable to get a medical check-up.
  • Where equipment is concerned, take only high quality gear.
  • Sort out gear according to what to wear on the trail and carry in the backpack.

How does one deal with seasickness?

  • Get plenty of rest before undertaking your journey.
  • Don't skip eating before sailing.
  • Don't eat greasy or acidic foods before your journey.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Don't drink alcoholic beverages before or after you begin traveling.
  • If you are feeling queasy, look out over the horizon. Don't lie down, it'll only aggravate your problem.

How should one dress while skiing?

  • Wear your skiing clothes in layers so you can tailor your dress to the needs of the moment according to the demands of exertion and weather.
  • Aim for several layers of lighter items. These different layers trap the warmth of your body and enable you to remove a layer or two to allow heat and moisture escape.

What precautions should one take before traveling?

  • Make an appointment with your doctor, discuss your travel plans, and get his or her approval. If you have a chronic medical problem, make sure it won't get in your way. For example, if you have emphysema, high altitudes will affect you, if you have foot or leg problems, walking the hilly towns in Italy might be too much of a strain. Travel guides and the Internet offer a wealth of information about any destination you might choose, so do your research, gather what you have learned, and check in with your doctor.

How should one take care of one's suede leather shoes?

  • If suede leather shoes get wet, soak up excess moisture with a clean towel. Then allow the suede to dry naturally; do not use a heat source to speed up the process.
  • After the shoes dry, restore the nap (the raised fibers typical of suede) with a suede brush.
  • Use a nail file to remove dry mud and scuff marks on suede shoes. Gently file away the stain with delicate strokes.
  • Major stains will probably require professional care. Take your suede item to someone who specializes in leather and suede; inexperienced dry cleaners or cobblers can cause more harm than good.

How does one plan a perfect romantic get-way?

  • Once you nail down a place, research bed-and-break-fasts, small inns and private cabins in your destination area.
  • Research idyllic beach walks, gentle mountain trails or picnic areas you will be visiting.
  • Investigate cozy restaurants in and around your destination, and make a reservation for two.
  • Allow plenty of relaxation time. If you're traveling for a weekend, but have a long drive, skip out early on Friday.
  • Arrange for special treats to greet you when you arrive. Champagne, chocolates and flowers are quintessential romantic treats.
  • Bring scented candles, bubble baths and incense to create an extravagant setting within your hotel room.
  • For added mystique, plan a romantic trip as a surprise. Ask your significant other to pack a bag, and then blindfold him or her and lead the way.

How does one carry jewelry when traveling?

  • When carrying expensive jewelry while traveling, ensure they are securely packed in your small carry on.
  • Keeping them in a box would not be feasible as the box could add to the weight of the luggage. One must also keep in mind the regulations regarding the transport of jewelry. A call or visit to the customs office would yield information on the limitations when carrying jewelry on your body or in the bags.
  • Diamonds are difficult to value, so it is advisable to get a certificate clarifying its value. Declare all jewelry before embarking on the journey so when returning, you will not face declaration problems.

How does one help ease the fear of flying?

  • Just before take-off, people with a mild fear of flying should take a deep breath, immediately exhale forcefully, and then hold their breath for six to ten seconds. That is the advice of Professional Association of German Psychiatrists (known by its German initials BVDP), which said the technique relaxes muscles and takes the mind off one's fears. BVDP chairwoman Christa Roth-Sackenheim advised affected persons to refrain from alcohol and caffeinated drinks like coffee, black tea and cola so as not to heighten the body's state of agitation. Fear of flying can manifest itself in nervousness, an abnormally fast heartbeat, heavy sweating, anxiety and nausea. People who repeatedly show these symptoms should seek medical help. People should admit to themselves that they have a fear of flying, especially business people who have to fly a lot, said Roth-Sackenheim, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She added that fear was a serious symptom of a disorder, not a figment of the imagination that one ought to be ashamed of. With the help of education and confrontation therapy, affected persons can break the vicious circle before they try to solve their problems with avoidance behaviour and alcohol. About one in three airline passengers is believed to fear flying. According to a survey by the German Fear-of-Flying Centre, most sufferers are frequent fliers. Many have experienced a critical situation during flight, others are suddenly gripped by fear of a crash.

What does one pack for a baby while traveling on a flight?

  • The most important thing to consider is what you pack in your diaper bag to carry onto the plane. You need enough diapers to get you through the trip to wherever you are going.
  • Other things to consider are extra clothes, toys, blankets, and of course bottles or food if needed.
  • The next thing to consider is how are you going to carry the baby; depending upon if you are going to let the baby have its own seat on the plane or not. If you are going to share a seat with your baby, then the best thing to have is a front carrier. It allows you to hold the baby and have your hands free to carry luggage or carry-ons. On the other hand, if you are going to have another seat for the baby, then you can bring the car seat for the baby to sit in and you have your hands free.
  • If you should ever need help with your infant, ask someone sitting next to you or a flight attendant. Whatever you do, do not let yourself get stuck in a situation where you do not want to ask for help. Do not be afraid to ask other people for help. Lastly, be cool, calm and collective.

Tips for traveling when pregnant.

  • Plan a trip during the second trimester, weeks 14 to 28. The risk of miscarriage has passed and it is before the possibility of premature labour in the third trimester. In addition, the nausea and fatigue will have lessened or ceased by this time.
  • Try to plan relaxing vacations as opposed to major tours.
  • Avoid sitting for extended periods of time when traveling. Walk, stand or stretch at least every hour or two. Get up and walk up and down the aisle of the plane, train or bus.
  • Drink at least one litre of water every two to three hours to avoid dehydration.
  • Keep a bag of high fiber, nutritious snacks on hand such as granola bars, raisins, apples, carrots, bran muffins and crisp rye bread.
  • Wear loose and layered clothing, along with comfortable shoes.
  • Carry a small pillow to place under your back to avoid strain.
  • Keep a copy of your prenatal record (obtained from your obstetrician) with you at all times.
  • Schedule an examination shortly before your departure date. If you are traveling a long distance, locate the nearest hospital to your travel destination that handles births.
  • If traveling by car, be sure to place the seat as far back as possible.
  • Ask for a seat with more legroom. Seats by the emergency doors or aisle seats usually provide the most legroom.
  • With the proper precautions and permission from your obstetrician, leave for vacation with peace of mind!

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