My father nurtured one, and passed it on to me.
And then in turn, I passed it down to my sons.
It must be a Patek Philippe watch, right?
You never actually own a Patek Philippe.
You merely look after it for the next generation.
Nope. In actual fact it’s a bad back.
Which brings me to my first travel tip, in our NYC Travel Note Series.
When you sit in an airplane seat you need a lumbar support, especially if you have a bad back. And since something like 70% of the population has one or will have one, this tip goes to the heart of any travel plan.
For years I would stuff a pillow or blanket behind my back. I stopped doing this, not because the airlines started charging for pillows and blankets, but because they don’t work.
Years ago I discovered the Eagle Creek Lumbar Support. This thing is brilliant. It inflates with a puff of air to give outstanding lumbar support. The killer feature is that it conforms perfectly to your back and the seat. Plus it has a bit of give during the bounces.
You can forget the traveler’s checks, but don’t forget your lumbar support.