Travel is one of my life’s passions! I love visiting different places, even when getting there isn’t the most enjoyable experience. Luckily, I travel often enough to have nailed down a healthy day-of-travel routine. Just a little extra preparation will get you through your next travel day with ease so you can arrive at your destination stress-free and ready to enjoy yourself! Next time you’re traveling, remember these simple tips to get you from take-off to touch-down as smoothly as possible.
We all know that airport and airline food tends to be high in calories, low on nutrients and expensive. You can avoid the trap of eating poorly while traveling by bringing along snacks that are healthful and easy to transport and that keep you satisfied throughout your day. Here are a few of my faves.
Trail mix: Nuts, seeds and dried fruits (try apricots or goji berries) combined make a healthy and super-satisfying trail mix with no added junk.
Whole fruit: Bananas and apples make for easy travel vs. other fruits such as berries.
Hard-boiled eggs: Pre-peeled for easy eating.
Energy bars: I’m not typically an advocate of energy bars, however, these two get my stamp of approval because both are certified organic, gluten-free and made with whole food ingredients.
I always drink an immune booster to fight off any germs I may have come in contact with while traveling.
Just to be on the safe side, I’ve gotten into the habit of always drinking down an immune booster to fight off any germs I may have come in contact with while traveling. My top choices are Airborne and Emergen-C. You can find both in most drugstores and supermarkets.
Warm water with lemon: Start your day off right with this simple, cleansing combination.
Limit caffeine and alcohol: Lack of humidity and dry, recycled cabin air leads to dehydration, whether you’re aware of it or not. Alcohol and caffeine are diuretics which lead to further dehydration.
Coconut water. My go-to for keeping hydrated. As soon as I get through security, I purchase the largest bottle I can find. (You might want to select an aisle seat if drink a lot of water like me!)
Hydrating facial spray: a must for longer, international flights
My favorite hydrating mist is from Caudalie. It’s an all-natural spray with grape, orange blossom, rose, balm mint, and rosemary to make you feel refreshed instantly!
Have you learned a few tricks of your own for healthy travel? Share them in Comments so we can all learn from each other.