My Life Inflight: July

The longer I work this job, the less I find mself writing about my flight atttendant life and more about my life when I get home from being a flight attendant. Typically because those moments are rare and special.. because of my chaotic flight attendant life. I spent a lot of time doing non-inflight things this past month because I looove summer so much.. but … Continue reading My Life Inflight: July

10 Ways to stay Healthy While on the Road

Air crew often lead unhealthy lifestyles; we sleep at irregular hours and in different time zones, work extremely long days, are exposed to high levels of radiation, eat a lot of processed and packaged foods, struggle with maintaining relationships of all kinds and in my aircraft, don’t have access to running water to wash my hands for sometimes 14 hours at a time. As you can imagine we build resilient immune systems but this lifestyle wears on us mentally and physically. So these are my top tips on how to stay healthy living this lifestyle:

1. Pay attention to your diet

It can at times be extremely difficult to eat fresh and healthy foods while on the road. Often I find my foods go bad or hotel fridges freezing them which leaves me frustrated by both the wasted food, and the wasted money. Adding in commuting flights to my pairings makes it even more difficult to either find the time to meal prep or meal prep for the amount of time that I’m gone! I find myself snacking on buy on board items or junk food (especially by the end of the pairing when I’m all out of food and extremely exhausted). The best change I’ve made is packing fresh food for the first 2 days, some preservable foods like oatmeal or soup (I just found this dry pea soup that just needs hot water!!), and some healthy snacks like nuts or granola bars. I typically give myself one meal that I get to eat out on the pairing (which is also good for staying social – another important part of staying mentally healthy!) Then I look into my pairing before I leave and make sure there are a few destinations I’ll be able to stop at a grocery store to buy more fresh foods. A lot of grocery stores have prepackaged veggies, fruit, and salad. My go-to for a while was a bag of broccoli and a thing of humus. It lasts a few days and its cheap and healthy.  Continue reading “10 Ways to stay Healthy While on the Road”

My Life Inflight: June

oooohhhh we’re halfway thereeee ooooohhhh. Can you believe it? Already half way through 2017. I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone by. I’m so grateful for all the amazing experiences (and crazy ones) i’ve had the past few months. I’m even more grateful for all the wonderful places it has taken me – across Canada and abroad. I’ve made some great friends and worked with some wonderful people these past few months. It’s been such a privilege and these memories will last me a lifetime. I can’t wait to be a grandma and one day get to share these stories with my kids and grandkids. Thinking about the future makes me excited, but I’ve lived life so far in a way that if I weren’t to make it to that age I wouldn’t be regretful. I never want to wait to live life – life is meant to be lived every moment. How do you feel about the first half of 2017? Are you grateful for the accomplishments and memories made, or are you wishing things could have been different? We still have 6 more months left so make it count!  Continue reading “My Life Inflight: June”

Day 6: Aka the 24 hour day

Most people associate being a cabin crew member with awesome travel privileges and idealize these individuals with a glamorous life of jetting off to stunning places for less than a few hours pay. What people don’t always think about is that when you have these discounts.. you’re always flying standby. And sometimes that means having days like the day (or night) I’m about to tell … Continue reading Day 6: Aka the 24 hour day

Day 5: Canyonlands National Park and Colorado

We headed to Canyonlands National Park first, which was only about 30 minutes from Moab. This Park was a bit different from the rest we had visited. The reason for this may have been its size – this place was freaking HUGE.  It seemed like the canyons went on forever. Had we had bikes this would be the greatest place to go for a ride. … Continue reading Day 5: Canyonlands National Park and Colorado

Three Days in LA: Packing List

LA might be the most fun place to pack for. All I need is some cute bikinis, sundresses and sunglasses and I am good to go. 24 hours till I’m lounging on Venice Beach! The only slight catch for me is that I’m heading to work the day after for 4 days and I have to make it all fit in my carry on! Clothing: … Continue reading Three Days in LA: Packing List

My Life Inflight: May

Where has the time gone? How it is ALREADY june 9th!!! It’s been so nice out lately that I’ve been slacking really hard with my blog posts. So here is the quite delayed post for May. Enjoy! 1. For starters, and maybe the most exciting part of this month – end of runway construction at Pearson!!!!! HALLELUJAH! Let flights finally be on time (or closer … Continue reading My Life Inflight: May

Day 4: Arches National Park and Moab

This morning we really slept in and it was aaaaammaaaazing. I’m not sure I was tired from all the driving and hiking or if I was tired because Tony was yelling at me in his sleep to “SLOW DOWN!!! STEPH, SLOW. DOWN.”  I guess he thinks I drive too fast. Today we headed to arches national park and to our very happy surprise that was only a … Continue reading Day 4: Arches National Park and Moab