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Jet Lag Tips, Presidential Candidate Travel

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The New York Times has posted two travel-related articles on August 14th and 15th on beating jet lag and things the candidates can do to help the budget traveler.

As a pretty frequent jet setter, I disagree with the article on jet lag because Ambien works wonders.  The health concerns are certainly valid, but if you’re a Foreign Service Officer/Specialist that’s worldwide available, chances are you can handle an Ambien on that 18-hour flight to Canberra.  Otherwise, just tough out that first day/night in your new locale and you’ll be golden the next evening/day.  Been there, done that.

The candidate checklist is light on substance, but entertaining just the same.  Americans will never take well to the metric system, nor will they ever figure out tipping in foreign countries (hint: you usually don’t have to, unless you’re in a country so poor that the native population knows you can afford it).

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Written by OSB

15/08/2012 at 15:48

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  1. How long can a frequent flier worth his salt sustain an addiction to Ambien? At what price? Chances are if you are ok with Ambien you are ok with other off label drugs,….. Where does that lead

    thejetspert

    19/08/2012 at 16:09

    • If used as directed Ambien is not addicted.

      OSB

      22/08/2012 at 11:31


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