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10 Tips for Nervous Flyers

Fear of flying is a common affection that cripples countless travelers. Air travel is, after all, the process of tearing through the sky in a winged tube at 600 miles per hour, thousands of feet above solid ground. So to help us keep our natural human anxieties in check, we turned to Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist and author of The Anxious Brain and The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques. Dr. Wehrenberg, who has worked directly with patients suffering from a fear of flying, imparted a few wise tips for managing anxiety in the air. Here are 10 ways nervous travelers can keep calm and carry on when flying.

13 Mom-Approved Walt Disney World Hacks

When I was a kid, I remember feeling perplexed by my mother’s strange behavior whenever we were on vacation.

She would hover around us, peering intently into our faces, pestering us with questions every ten seconds. “Are you having fun?” she would ask anxiously. “You’re having fun, right? Do you love every minute of this trip?”

We would often wave her off like a buzzing fly, laughing a little at how weird she was. Why on earth was she so worried about the level of fun we were having? Asking us if we were having fun wasn’t very fun, you know?

10 Top Spring Break Destinations

If the winter blues is lingering and you’re in desperate need of Vitamin D, it’s time to book a spring break getaway. Kayak has compiled a list of the top 10 destinations for spring break based on its travel search engine.

Surprisingly, the top spot wasn’t a Florida beach town, although the fact that Austin, Texas, made it to number one isn’t all that shocking either considering how the town has increasingly been on the radar of the cool kids in recent years, especially with the South X Southwest music festival.

7 Ways to Improve Your Cruise

No doubt about it: There’s a certain been-there-done-that aspect to many cruises. Unless you’ve booked yourself on outliers such as an expedition ship to the Galapagos or a port-intensive, low-occupancy river cruise in Europe, travelers who board large mass-market ships have largely the same experience: Rush to the port, get on the ship, go crazy with 4,000 new best friends, get off. Nothing wrong with this (hey, you’re on vacation!), but there are a multitude of ways to put a little zip in your next cruise. Here are 7 of them:

1. Get There the Night Before -- and Extend the Fun.