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7 Tricks For Stress-Free Travel

Written on December 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm , by

Take note to make any adventure more enjoyable, affordable and fun. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

John DiScala, or Johnny Jet as road warriors know him, is no amateur when it comes to hitting the road. The Travel Channel expert has flown 127,467 miles this year alone! Since a day at the airport can be more exhausting than a day at the gym, we screened Johnny Jet for his secrets to book, fly and sleep—minus the stress—just like an expert jet-setter.

  1. Be flexible! “I just bought a ticket to Florida a couple days ago and only paid $168 because I left a few days earlier than planned (the 21st). You can sign up for airfare alerts to be notified when the best deals are available.”
  2. Go postal. “Ship bags and gifts ahead of time via FedEx or UPS ground five to seven days before your trip to make it affordable. If you do pack presents, don’t wrap them, because there’s a good chance the TSA will unwrap them.”
  3. But do come bearing goodies. “Bring a box of chocolates for the gate agents and flight attendants! You will get the best service and possibly even an upgrade.”
  4. Come early, come prepared. “You might have to sit around at the airport longer if you leave extra early, but it’s so much better than getting stuck in traffic or long lines and rushing. Bring something to keep you busy after you make it through security, like a computer, book, magazine or knitting project.”
  5. Try self check-in. “Always print your boarding pass at home so you are already checked in. You won’t miss the cutoff point, but I still recommend arriving two hours before domestic flights at large airports or 75 minutes at smaller airports.”
  6. Eat well on-the-go. “Your best bet is to go to a supermarket before you leave and bring non-liquid eats. But you can find some healthy options at major airports. I always get a shot of wheatgrass from Jamba Juice.”
  7. Mix it up. “When booking a hotel, try doing so with loyalty points and cash. For example, Hilton HHonors members can book a standard rooms with the a Points and Money reward. It’s a great option for those looking to save on a room who haven’t accumulated enough points for a free stay or prefer to save their points for future use.”

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Judy Greer Gets Reluctantly Healthy

Written on October 7, 2011 at 2:51 pm , by

Check out the first epsiode of Reluctantly Healthy to learn how to make a healthy pantry chili recipe! (Photo courtesy of Yahoo!)

When you really think about it, it’s pretty ironic there are a slew of shows on TV dedicated to busy women who need fast recipes to whip up during the week when the shows themselves run anywhere between a half hour to an hour. If you’re really that busy, who has time to watch a show on how to not be quite as busy?

That’s why Yahoo! has decided to launch a new series called, Reluctantly Healthy, a weekly three to five minute Webisode hosted by actress and comedian Judy Greer on how to stay healthy on-the-go, whether you’re constantly traveling, work long hours, or just don’t have time to constantly watch what you’re putting in your mouth. We got the chance to chat with Greer about the series and some quirky tips she’s picked up along the way. See what she had to say below.

What makes Reluctantly Healthy different from other shows out there?

The fact that it’s short and simple is key. No episode is longer than five minutes because busy women don’t have time to watch a half-hour show on healthy habits. Each show features myself with a dream team of experts—trainer Tanja Djelevic, chef Jared Sokoloff and nutritionist Carey Peters asking questions on how to exercise faster, eat better and make healthier choices in everyday life.

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