Traveling was something Meghan, Duchess of Sussex had done long before she met Prince Harry. The former Suits star traveled a lot between Los Angeles where she is from and Toronto where the legal drama was filmed. Prior to becoming a member of the royal family, Meghan ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig and shared a travel tip with fans that Leonardo DiCaprio uses.
Read on to find out what that is as well as her own tips to stay comfortable and pass the time while flying.
Meghan revealed her best travel tips
“The best way to kill time on a flight is to drink wine and watch movies,” the future duchess told Good Housekeeping in 2016. “It’s like a vacation in the sky.”
She also warned against wearing heels and said sneakers is the way to go. Meghan revealed that she likes to wear “comfy” trousers too instead of jeans and leggings and always flys with “a scarf or thin cashmere blanket that feels like a hug.”
Something she said she has to have with her every time she goes on a trip is tree oil.
“The one thing that I cannot live without when I’m traveling is a small container of tea tree oil,” Meghan told Allure. “It’s not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a small breakout, no matter what it is, it’s my little cure-all. It’s inexpensive, it’s small enough to carry on, and I bring it with me all the time.”
On The Tig, she informed her fans of a hack to avoid getting jet lag. She got the tip from her pal, Misha Nonoo.
“[She] once told me that if you eat on the schedule of wherever you’ve landed, you won’t feel jet lagged,” Meghan wrote on her now-defunct blog. “I was skeptical at first, but as Misha shared, it’s your stomach that tells your brain when it’s feeling wonky. By simply eating a meal at the time the locals are when you land, you trick your brain a bit and stay much more on track, and much less cranky.”
She shared advice from Leonardo DiCaprio to keep from getting sick
Meghan posted that another friend gave her a tip from DiCaprio about what he does to stay healthy when he flies.
“He puts a little Neosporin on a cotton swab and coats the inside of his nostrils. Not only does it create a barrier for germs, it also lubricates the skin in the nose,” Meghan explained. “That’s important because when the skin cracks, germs can come a running in, so the coating of the Neosporin doubly protects you.”