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A Travel Bloggers Tips For Staying Healthy
This year alone, I’ve traveled to The Dominican Republic, South Africa, Jamaica, countless cruises through the Caribbean, and am currently in a beautiful little spot in Mexico which I'm so anxious to share with you next week! All the different climates combined with huge time zone changes makes for a shock to any immune system. My number one Travel Blogger Tips is to learn to pack efficiently.
You'll find yourself organizing your home wardrobe according to travel climates. Only separating out casual comfort from more dressy dinner wear. It's a huge time saver when you need to grab and go, especially last minute! The same applies to all the personal products and health related items I bring on each trip. When what to throw in my suitcase and carry-on, Ricola® Revitalizing Herb Drops are always a must have.
Whether your travel plans take you down historic Route 66 making stops at funky off the beaten path joints or jet setting across oceans to beautiful, exotic places all travel blogger tips will include keeping yourself healthy. For me, it gets harder every time seasons change and my allergies start acting up. Toss in a few different times zones and little sleep it could really be a recipe for disaster. The whole reason I enjoy my job as a travel blogger is getting the opportunity to enjoy new and exciting places. No one wants to feel sickly and down when a new white sandy beach is waiting for you to explore. And we all know a sore, scratchy throat is no good when the local cuisine is just as tempting. So, here's my Top Travel Bloggers Tips For Staying Healthy, good anytime of year!
It seems like a no-brainer in this day and age that sunscreen would be in everyone's bag. And, not just when you're headed for fun in the sun. Those UV rays can be just as harmful when it's cloudy and cold too. When's the last time you had a really bad sun-burn? It wasn't fun I'm sure. Rather than buying giant tubes, grab a few travel sizes to bring with. Put 1 in your suitcase and 1 in your purse. They even have those handy push-up stick tubes that I really have found to be effective and easy to take anywhere.
REST REST REST
Getting plenty of sleep is the heart of keeping healthy. Your body rejuvenates and your immune system restores all while you're getting a good nights sleep. I know, you want to pack as much awesome sights and events in to the time you have. But you won't enjoy a second of that time away if you're only half awake while here. I was once told to stick to your home time zone while traveling rather than going off local time. It helps keep your sleep cycle regular and may eliminate jet lag completely! And really, every travel bloggers tips top pick says there's nothing wrong a good nap if you're on vacation now is there?
HYDRATE - FLUIDS ARE YOUR FRIEND
You can go from feeling fine to being down for the count in no time if you're dehydrated. And, the warmer the weather, the quicker that will happen. Your body tires out double time when your intake of fluids doesn't off-set what you're sweating off. Exhaustion is no joke. And no. Those fruity cocktails with cool umbrellas in them don't count. In fact, they make it worse. Enjoy those with care! Sometimes, the local water can be sketchy. Always grab a cold bottled water when possible just be be safe. Put a couple bottles in your purse or travel pack before you leave the hotel for the day.
BRING YOUR MEDICATIONS AND VITAMINS
Of course, don't forget your prescription meds. But also, any type of over the counter pain relievers, vitamins, Band-Aids, and allergy medication like Benedryl if you eat or even touch something your body reacts to. And in case you come across some exotic food you've been dying to try but your tummy says 'Oh nope', some anti-nausea meds will be super helpful! It's way cheaper to grab some travel sized bottles before you go than pay sky high resort or local prices for all these. And in some places, you may not even find them available. My favorite take along is always Ricola® Revitalizing Herb Drops. They are perfect when dealing with colds, coughs and they annoying allergy sneezes. Also, I find them really helpful in giving me a natural boost, thanks to their effervescent center and refreshing lemon flavor. Since they are made with ginseng as well as B Vitamins they help restore energy after long flights. They contain a mixture of Swiss alpine herbs and Chrüterchraft, a natural herb found only in Ricola products from Switzerland. I bring them everywhere and not just when I'm traveling. You know that little tickle you sometimes get in your throat out of nowhere? Totally kicks it to the curb!
I hope my Travel Bloggers Tips have been helpful. Drop me a question below in the comments section if you need any advice for your next adventure! And remember, life is about the journey, not simply reaching you destination. Make every second of your journey amazing my friends!
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
I got sick one year while we were in Disney world. It was absolutely awful.
I love Riccola drops. I use them all the time when I have a cold. I'll have to get some of their herb drops, too!
Great tips! You absolutely have to stay hydrated. When you're dehydrated, your body can't perform at its best, and that includes fighting off sickness!
We always get a cold after a flight,we just plan for it in the daily lives on vacations LOL, but these are great points to help say healthy!!
I just came home from the grocery store a while ago and bought two packs of Ricola sugarfree candies. These are awesome tips!
I have to say until recently I never thought to bring meds but I have had some times when I needed them recently. Now I always pack my vitamin c and some headache medicine. I do love Ricola if I have a throat tickle.
Great tips. For some reason, I always forget the sunscreen. Once I get to the hotel I normally scope the closest store to buy a 6 pack of water for the room. It helps me remember to stay hydrated.
Those are awesome tips! It can be so difficult to stay healthy while traveling a lot!
All those places - I bet you do pack to stay healthy! I never thought to pack cough drops but always end up scratchy when I travel. Must pack them now!
These are awesome tips. i find after I've been traveling a lot, that my system gets worn down. These tips would help me stay strong and get sick a lot less often.
These are great tips. It is so important to get enough sleep especially if you are traveling.
It is so important to do your best to take care of yourself when traveling. Getting plenty of rest and taking vitamins is a great way to help boost your immunity.
I always remember to put on my sunscreen everyday. Even when i am not travelling i put it on in the morning.
I have Ricola in my purse all the time. It's so nice to have something soothing right at your fingertips when a scratchy throat comes along.
These are really great tips. I currently do not do a lot of traveling, but I hope to in the near future!
I bet traveling can take a toll on your body if you don't fight back! We take B12 and a bunch of other supplements to keep healthy.
Great tips! I know when I travel, I never eat right nor do I get enough sleep!