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I have been blessed to be able to be on the first flight from France to the US after the volcanic eruption.
It was not an easy task to return. I was quick thinking, flexible and willing to go the long way home. Here are some tips I will suggest to folks that are stuck in their travels:

1. Be flexible. Think out of the box and consider options you never would have considered before. You may have to drive, take a boat or a train to another destination to get home.

2. Don’t believe what you read or hear from the press. Get your information first hand from the source.

3. Know where you are in relationship to major cities and surrounding countries, so you can plan effectively.

4. Travel light, only what you can comfortable carry .

5. Maintain a sense of humor and count your blessings. Keep your awareness and attitude on the positive side.

6. Stay calm and even tempered with transportation providers. You will have better results, especially with airline personnel.

7. Speak to fellow travelers and others who might be able to assist you. Don’t be shy to ask or embarrassed to ask because you don’t have all the answers.

8. Be prepared to shift your plans quickly.

9. Don’t be a sheep in the crowd. Stay alert to hear and on the internet to see changing situations and updates as they happen.

10. Have fun and see the adventure beyond all the inconvenience.

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