There’s nothing worse than being sick on vacation. It can be tough to prepare for all possible illnesses, but here are a few natural remedies you should never travel without.
Ginger Ginger candies or chews are excellent for combating nausea, motion sickness, and indigestion. A powerhouse of benefits, ginger offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Probiotics The health of your gut plays a significant role in your immune system. Keep your immunity up and digestive system operating healthily with probiotics.
Magnesium Magnesium is a must-have for aiding sleep, proper bowel function, and relaxing the nervous system.
Ginseng Help the body acclimate to different environments, climate changes, altitudes, jet lag and stress with ginseng
Tea tree oil Dap a few drops of diluted tea tree oil to fight infections, fungal infestations, insect bites and to be worn as an insect repellent. Read more about essential oils HERE!
Be sure to eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water to continue supplying your body with all the nutrients needs to function optimally.
Stress can reduce your immune systems function..especially on vacation.......here are my tips to help with that! Not to fret, you can have the vacation of your dreams on any budget!
Get inspiration from TEDx video by Tomislav Perko, a travel writer from Croatia: https://youtu.be/R7vmHGAshi8
Pack Less Traveling with a lighter load allows more freedom and mobility. This can also help reduce your travel cost by not having to pay for checked baggage. Skip bulky items and pack only the essentials. You can even check with where you’re staying to find out about laundry services.
Plan Ahead Look for and research activities and potential costs before traveling. Try to avoid over-planning your trip to the point of having to rush from one activity to the next. If you’re big on schedules, schedule downtime throughout your trip to prevent stress.
Know Your Budget Write down your budget and factor in expected and unexpected costs. One of the best ways to stick to a budget is by using cash. Charge only what you need to and use cash for daily expenses.
There’s nothing better for your mind, body, and soul than connecting with nature. If you’re planning a trip, keep this in mind as you choose a destination. From lazy days by a lake to falling asleep to ocean waves, a vacation planned around nature is guaranteed to boost your health. You can opt for a health and wellness retreat where meals and activities are scheduled for you, or create your own tailored to you and your family.
Here are some travel destinations to excite the senses and awaken the soul.
Look for places near National parks. Some of the most visited national parks include:
-Great Smoky Mountains National Park -Grand Canyon National Park -Rocky Mountain National Park -Yosemite National Park -Yellowstone National Park
Hiking is an excellent experience for the entire family! Not only can you experience the awe of something bigger than you, if you’re traveling with children, you can also instill in them the importance of connecting with nature.
Beaches and lakes can also be very calming vacation spots. If you’re looking for more of a working/educational vacation, search for an Agritourism destination. Agritourism is where agriculture and tourism meet to provide you with an amazing educational experience, whether it be a tour of a farm or ranch, a festival or cheese-making class.
The point is to get out and experience the great outdoors! You never know what’s waiting for you or what you’ll discover about yourself.
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” -Eleonora Duse
I couldn't write about travel without sharing my favorite tech to take!!
Here is a list of my favorite travel apps! Now there are no excuses for not staying on track with your health goals during your vacation.
Prevent traveler’s diarrhea and other illnesses you might get from contaminated food and water with the CDC’s Can I Eat This?
If you or someone you’re traveling with has gluten restrictions, check out Find Me Gluten Free.
Use MyFitnessPal to track your daily food and macro intake as well as your exercise and water consumption.
Achieve travel zen with a meditation app such as Insight Timer with nearly 4,000 guided meditations to choose from.
If you want to stay fit from the road, try the MindBody app to locate nearby classes, or 7 Minute Workout to get in a quick workout from anywhere.
With these handy apps, you’re well on your way to vacationing while maintaining health!
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Thank you for reading this series! A change of routine can add an extra challenge when trying to keep on track with health goals, but if you’re willing to be flexible, you can have the best of traveling and health. I’d love to hear your number one takeaway from this article. Has anything inspired you or given you insight on healthy travel? No matter where you wake up in the morning, there are always opportunities throughout the day to make healthy choices. Find your happy balance for your best vacation.
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