Bye, Jet Lag! 12 Easy Ways to Outsmart It for Good

Whether you’re an avid globetrotter or a casual traveler, jet lag will likely play a role as you become acclimated to your new destination—but it doesn’t have to ruin your trip.

Stay hydrated

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Travel writer Ramsey Qubein (aka @DailyTravelTips on Twitter) flies over 400,000 miles annually as a contributor to a number of major news and travel publications. He recommends always staying hydrated while flying. “Drink lots of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Of course, this is not always easy for passengers in middle seats (getting up to the bathroom can be annoying) or those enjoying premium cabin amenities.” When you land, drink as much water as possible. “Cold water is even more refreshing,” he says.