Traveling soon? Here are 5 natural ways to cure jet lag

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By: Sean Dowling

Any long-distance traveler knows jet lag is the downfall of a far flung trip.

Travel company Expedia came out with a list of ways to get over it naturally.

When you arrive at your destination, don't go to sleep. Instead, spend the day outside. Experts say daylight will regulate the body's biological clock.

When you exercise, avoid working out close to bedtime because you won't be able to sleep, no matter how tired you are. If you drink natural tea, each sip of ginkgo biloba and ginseng may recharge your body and mind.

Chamomile teas have chemicals in them that help relax the nerves and muscles, promoting a restful sleep when ready. At all cost, skip alcohol & coffee because both are stimulants. They'll confuse your system since you're already so tired.

Finally, shower up. Take a warm shower in the morning, and a cold one in the evening.

Changes in body temperature will release melatonin, promoting sleep. Traveling east causes worse jet lag because you're losing hours. 96% of people have suffered jet lag after a long distance flight.

Scroll through to see the trendiest bags to take on your trips:

The 9 best travel bags
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The 9 best travel bags
Sole Society Mason Vegan Travel Satchel
We love this modern take on a classic leather duffel that has a zippered bottom, which is perfect for keeping your clothes separate from your shoes and cosmetics. 
Everlane The Twill Weekender
This simplistic bag is the ultimate companion for a weekend away. With no frills to get in the way, traveling will be a breeze with this weekender.
Herschel Supply Co. 'Novel' Duffel Bag
With a shoe compartment on the side and a zippered pocket on the back, there is no shortage of space in this duffel. Plus, its light weight material keeps it from weighing you down.
Bric's 'X-Bag' Carry-On Rolling Duffel Bag
If you're traveling far enough that you have to get on a plane, than this rolling duffel is for you, with wheels for seamless travel and several zippered compartments for easy packing it does all the work for you.
Kate Spade New York 'large lyla' stripe tote

This tote is ideal for the spontaneous travelers that just like to throw everything into a bag and go. With a cute pattern and room to spare, this bag is a luggage staple.

Frye 'Campus' Leather Overnight Bag
Even if you're traveling for a whole week, this sleek bag can handle it all. Plus, the leather looks better the more you use it!
Tumi 'Verona - Quinn' Leather Satchel
How can you not love this satchel's classic structure and deep sapphire color? Travel in rain or shine, and rest assured that this water-resistant bag will keep your stuff safe. 
Longchamp 'Le Pliage' Expandable Travel Bag
We are obsessed with this versatile weekend bag! Unzip the middle section to expand the bag or convert it into a backpack in a snap.
Ted Baker London 'Large Falconwood Grey' Rolling Duffel Bag
This is another great rolling bag that makes a terrific carry-on option for when you don't want to risk losing your bag or waiting hours at baggage claim for a suitcase.

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