Is a long-haul flight looming in your future? Are you dreading it? Don’t! Long-haul flights are like listening to the new Justin Bieber CD “Purpose”: not something you ever thought in a million years you’d enjoy doing, but once you tossed aside all of your trepidations and preconceived ideas, you found it wasn’t so bad after all.
Over the years I’ve developed rituals to help me tolerate fear and sleep easier when away from home. Some are fairly straightforward, commonsense practices. Others, depending on how remote and/or creepy the destination, are a tad more “proactive” — some may say paranoid.