One of my favorite parts about interviewing frequent travelers for my podcast and YouTube channel is learning how they travel and discovering their best travel tips. The latter is usually my last question in any given interview and it always provides readers, viewers and myself with valuable travel information. One of the answers recently really surprised me since I’d never heard of it or thought of it but it’s brilliant, cheap and effective. RELATED: Why You Should Add These 8 Health Items to Your Toiletry Bag When You Travel
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Laura Davidson, who has been a PR maven for decades, is based in NYC and has clients all around the world including in Australia and Scotland. Her best travel tip? She told me she always packs two packages of cough drops in her carry-on bag because there’s almost always someone next to her on a plane coughing. Instead of offering her seatmate just one drop, she offers them the whole pack.
It’s a brilliant idea and especially with COVID-19, no one wants to be coughing, even if it’s just an innocuous tickle in your throat. Instead of waiting to get to the airport to buy over-priced cough drops (or anything, for that matter) stock up in advance.
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My favorite cough drops are Honees. They’re made in Italy from real honey and they’re available on Amazon.com for cheap. I wrote about them five years ago after a colleague gave me one at a conference when I was coughing and I was immediately hooked.
I just ordered a box of 24 of the original Honees for $20 so that’s less than $1 a pack. Amazon also sells them in packets of 20 starting at $4.34 or a pack of 12 for $28.45. I’ve never tried the Honees menthol version but I might have to. They come in two flavors: Honey and Honey Lemon
And in case you’re not a honey fan, like my wife, then here are other cough drop flavors.
39 Travel Questions with Laura Davidson
Laura Davidson is the founder of LDPR, a leading travel and lifestyle PR agency based in NYC with staff in CHI, LA, SFO and was named one of the top PR agencies for 2021 by Forbes magazine. Laura’s traveled to 100 countries so I asked her all kinds of questions, including her best travel tips. Listen to the podcast here or watch the video below.
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- How to Use Your Wireless Headphones to Watch In-Flight Movies
- 10 Airport Security Hacks Every Traveler Should Know
- How to Get the Best Coach Seat on the Plane
- The Sleep Hack Every Traveler Needs to Know
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