Wellness Travel Essentials
I love traveling. There is nothing in the world that compares to experiencing a new culture and gaining a new perspective. But I can’t go anywhere without stomach discomfort. Because I stick to such a specific and balanced diet, getting out of routine is a pretty common cause of digestive troubles. It’s more than normal for your gut to act up with time changes and unfamiliar foods. Probiotics are talked about by nearly every medical professional and health advocate because they make sure your body is producing healthy bacteria. But it’s important to do research- they are not created equal! Lovebug Probiotic is the first probiotic that has really worked for me. I take it daily, sometimes two for extra support. Lovebug is the first thing I put in my carry on to get my travels off to a good start!
Planes are gross. SOOOO gross. Carrying hand sanitizer is surely essential. Whether you can’t find a bathroom while exploring a new city or just want to freshen up, Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Sanitizer Spray is a go-to. It is made with safe ingredients and TSA certified. Lavender is known for its calming effects, so if you get anxiety or worked up while in a trip, just spray some of the essential oil infused cleanser onto your hands!
When I am experiencing the trip of a lifetime, I want to feel my best. To me, that means working out at least a few times a week. Whether it be a touristy walk, scenic hike, bodyweight workout in the hotel room, or a fun new exercise studio- I aim to get some movement in. That’s why I always pack a few sweat proof clothing items. Exercise is a part of my wellness routine which is why I always have it around. Next time you go on a trip, research some ways to stay active in your destination or write some workouts beforehand!
I rarely buy airport snacks. On road trips, I always plan ahead! Packing a little something for when you get hungry is the best way to be in control of what you are putting in your body and an easy way to save some $$$$. I find that travelers are hesitant to bring food through security, so here is a small list of TSA approved snacks:
A small container of hummus/PB
Dried fruit or veggie
Homemade energy balls
A Good Book
Getting away is the perfect time to relax and clear your mind. I see traveling as an opportunity to actually sit down and enjoy a book- without distractions! Think about it, how often do you really have time to read for pleasure? The fun part is that book will always remind you of your destination! I am currently finishing up Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.
Best for last! Or second to last. Carrying a water bottle with you is sooooooo important while traveling. You are more susceptible to illness and dehydration while away. I always empty a bottle before going through security at airports and fill it up once I have passed through. You can carry it with you while hanging out on the beach or exploring the city grounds.
A Positive Attitude
Despite my efforts, I still get out of routine while away. It’s hard for me to feel 100% when I’m not in the comfort of my home life. It’s important to remember the memories made while being away are worth so much more than feeling a little icky. Traveling from the outside looks all bright and adventurous, but it’s never all sunshine. Just remember to appreciate the opportunities you have and the once in a lifetime experiences.
All the love,