YOU’RE HALF­WAY AROUND THE WORLD. HERE’S HOW TO AVOID SUC­CUMB­ING TO JET LAG AND TOURIST- TRAP MIS­ERY.

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ON THE WAY

“It’s al­ways worth in­quir­ing about a ho­tel or flight up­grade when you check in or be­fore board­ing,” says Ta­mara He­ber-Percy of lux­ury travel com­pany Mr & Mrs Smith. She also rec­om­mends buy­ing a day pass for an air­port lounge if you have a long lay­over. “They’re of­ten packed with free-to-use ex­tras and they let you es­cape the hus­tle and bus­tle at the gates.”

WHEN YOU AR­RIVE

Keep your sleep sched­ule on track by for­go­ing your nap. “The minute I land, I push my­self to be out­side and walk; fresh air is the best cure for jet lag,” says de­signer Tanya Tay­lor, who fre­quently trav­els to L.A., London and Paris. “When it’s fi­nally time for bed, I have a glass of wine and a bath and avoid heavy carbs.”

OUT AND ABOUT

We’re all for hit­ting the ob­vi­ous photo ops, but if you re­ally want to learn about a cul­ture, you need to dig a bit deeper. Visit.org hooks trav­ellers up with ex­cur­sions (from cook­ing classes to boat tours) that have so­cial ben­e­fits. Or, if you’re a fan of the quirky sites in the Louis Vuit­ton City Guides but hate try­ing to fit the books in your Ca­pucines bag, the brand has an app ver­sion.

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