CR: Use your phone to find out what the time is where you're going to and plan your sleep according to that. The day you leave, go for a walk, and try to get as much vitamin D as you can. When you land, repeat that. Don't fall asleep until after 8pm, don't nap during the day, and avoid leaving your phone by your bed (the blue light isn't your friend). If all else fails, wear white on arrival so you don't look so tired.
CR: Avoid sugar (sorry, not too much wine), caffeine and wild children. I have my own ear plugs and mask. And I find magnesium tablets are helpful for sleep.
CR: I prep a week before I leave: I add, I subtract, take nothing that needs to be ironed, stuff socks into shoes, stick to three colours and add a fold-out bag (like a Longchamp) in case I do extra shopping. I also use either Lapoche travel bags to compartmentalise or these pretty embroidered lingerie bags I got in Vietnam. Everything has its place.
CR: Go to Instagram, hashtag where you're going, see what's popular, what they're wearing and what's respectful. Then
look up the weather app to see what temperatures you're heading into. Boom, your phone is key!
CR:Join the corresponding hotel club – it's free. Work with a travel agent and ask them to milk their contacts, and always dress as though you belong in first class. No-one was ever upgraded wearing a tracksuit.
CR: Wet Ones, a Band-Aid, Lanolips, a moisture spritzer, hand sanitiser (Bondi Wash), emery board, Panadol and magnifying mirror (Change Skincare has a light-up one). For OS, I do pack extra knickers, deodorant, Clarins' Beauty Flash Balm, socks and Cetaphil wipes. Anything to avoid the cabin loo.
CR: Dress as though you belong in first class. Trust me, no-one has ever been upgraded wearing thongs, a onesie, exercise clothes or Uggs.
CR: I don't. I respect border security laws!
CR: I used to do all this – pre-book meals etc – but I always get food envy. I avoid carbs. I like the little salami sticks they offer on Jetstar, and no-one ever seems to offer plain olive oil! Please, call Cobram, they'll sort you out.