What happened to your land legs (and how can you get them back)

For Katy Breuer, the symptoms start as soon as she steps off a cruise ship. She feels dizzy and disoriented, can’t eat and can’t find her land legs. “It’s debilitating,” says Breuer, an executive coach from Vienna, Va.

It could be worse. For some travelers, the rocking never ends. They suffer from mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS), a rare and chronic form of reverse motion sickness. Instead of getting seasick on board, their illness begins when they hit dry land — and it never ends.
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Ready for the cold? Meteorologists share their winter travel advice

Never check luggage. That’s the winter travel advice of CNBC correspondent Contessa Brewer, who, coincidentally, was emailing me from a plane en route to cover a weather disaster.

“Bring carry-on luggage,” she told me. “It makes it much easier to rebook flights. And don’t take no for an answer.”

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