(Part 1 of 4)
As we prepare for this season of travel, being informed can help make the difference between a pleasantly smooth journey, and a stressful trip with confiscated personal items. This is particularly true of the TSA. In this first post of a four-part Blog series, I will share information about the TSA that will be helpful for novice as well as expert travelers, to help navigate your way through our nation’s airports.
The 3-1-1 Rule: Basics
While packing for your flight, it is important to evaluate your liquids. Any liquids that are not needed in-flight should be stowed in your checked baggage.
Liquids carried on board must pass the 3-1-1 Rule:
- 3 ounces per container
- 1 quart size clear container (such as a zip top bag)
- 1 container per person
So your 10 ounce toothpaste, 12 ounce sunscreen, and aerosol mousse will not pass TSA security screening, and will be confiscated at the checkpoint. To avoid this Continue reading The 411 on the TSA 3-1-1
As we prepare for our travels and family gatherings this holiday season, I wanted to remind you about dangers of the cold and flu season, and equip you with tools to stay healthy. These tips are useful year-round, and I hope they will help you fully enjoy your travels!
Having weathered my fair share of illnesses while traveling, there are some things you can guard against, and then there are things you cannot predict (such as an emergency appendectomy — the photo above was my view as I was recovering during my travels). Following these simple tips may reduce illnesses for you or a family member.
Healthy Traveler Tip #1: NEVER touch your face
Cold and flu viruses can infect your body when they come in contact with an entry point. Your eyes and nose are easy targets for viruses. By NOT touching your face with your hands, you reduce the chance of giving viruses access to your immune system.
If your eyes or nose itch, use a tissue to rub gently. If necessary, use the back of your hand to rub your face. It may be slightly cleaner than the fingertips, but may still carry viruses and bacteria.
If you have just washed your hands, touching your face should be safe. Things brings us to Tip #2…. Continue reading Five Tips for Healthy Traveling
Have you ever wished you had a friend that traveled the world, and shared their best travel tips and photos with you? Have you lived vicariously through a friend’s Facebook feed as they post about their travels, wishing that you could do the same? Do you think you would like to travel “someday,” but think it is impossible with your time and budget?
Over the years, we have heard this so many times from our friends and family as we have shared our world travels with them. More and more of them suggested that we should start a travel blog sharing our experiences. That is how our Chrysalis Travel blog came to be.
My husband and I have a passion for travel, and love nature and wildlife photography. Continue reading Welcome to the Chrysalis Travel Blog