Tips for Avoiding Jet Lag

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Flying between time zones can really throw off a traveler's internal clock, making you feel as though you need to nap right when you arrive at your destination instead of getting out and enjoying the place. While there isn't an official "cure" for jet lag, these suggestions for things you should do before and during the flight will help prevent jet lag from occurring. 

1. Stay healthy before your trip. Do your best to eat well, get a full night's sleep, and exercise before your trip. A few days before you depart, try to gradually adjust your sleeping and eating schedules to fit with those of your destination. You'll be used to that schedule by the time you arrive at your destination.

2. Stay hydrated. One of the most important items on this list is to stay hydrated while in the air. Try your best to avoid beverages that contain alcohol or caffeine. Instead, drink lots of water or juice to keep hydrated. We suggest drinking a glass of water or juice each hour you're in the air.


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Best Hotel Pools

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It's already August, and it seems like this summer has flown by! Before the fall season rolls around, we set out to visit some of the country's best hotel swimming pools. These gems aren't your average places to splash around—they are top-notch, and we can't wait to dive right in!

  • Viceroy Miami, Miami: Take in the stunning skyline views while you float in Florida's longest infinity pool. Just past the hotel buildings, you can see the nearby bay. If the colder water isn't your thing, step over to one of the two oversized heated whirlpools—they are heavenly.
  • Grand Wailea, Maui: Waterfalls, rapids, and caves—oh my! Grand Wailia's Wailea Canyon Activity Pool is one of the most exciting pools we've ever seen. It consists of nine pools on six different levels, all connected by a river to carry swimmers from one to the other. It has slides, rapids, a rope swing, a sand beach, waterfalls, caves, and the world's first water elevator! Adults can chill out in the mosaic-lined Hibiscus Pool, where no children are allowed and relaxation is encouraged.

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