I travel a lot, mostly for work, my day job that is and when possible for pleasure. Regardless of the trips purpose staying healthy on the road can be a challenge. When I say healthy I'm talking fitness, nutrition, emotions and immunity. It's the whole package for me. Am I getting enough sleep, maybe not, because workouts are always a big priority for me and I'll wake up unusually early to squeeze them in. I'm careful to pre-plan snacks and even meals when possible. I know that may sound over the top, but I feel my best when I'm fueling my body with food it knows and trusts. I go out of my way to make this happen on the road, just like I do in my day to day routine.
Here are my top 5 MUSTS when I travel.
This is first on my list because it's the most important. I plan ahead in lots of ways.
I scope out restaurants that fit with my nutritional preferences. I schedule my workouts.
I bring along a few items that help me keep to my routine as much as possible and that helps me emotionally and physically. I never leave home without these faves!
I carry all my travel
roller balls here, never
leave home without!
New addition to my travel faves.
I use this at home and when I travel.
I have tried several but absolutely love this one.
They come in a variety of beautiful solids and prints.
This seems pretty self explanatory, but it is important! I always travel with my own reusable water bottle. Either this one or this one, pretty! I make a conscious effort to minimize my plastic consumption when possible and this is a great way to do that.
Flying can really dehydrate you too, so drinking more water than usual is important!
A GOOD READ
Or a good listen...As much as I love an actual, physical book it can sometimes feel like one more thing to pack or carry. Podcasts are great and I also love checking out audio books from my local public library. Did you know you can do this? It's so fantastic. Go grab a library card and sign up with the Libby app to read or listen on the road.
I have a separate little carrying case that I pack my chargers in when I hit the road. I never want to be disconnected when I am traveling. It is important for lots of reasons, one of which is my safety, knowing where I'm going and being able to listen to that audio book on a long flight.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Let me just keep it real, traveling can be gross.
I never leave home without hand sanitizer, flip flops or some kind of slipper to walk around my hotel room in and cleansing wipes. I avoid touching or using the tray table at all cost, but if I have to, I want to wipe it down! I could go on here, but I'll start to sound crazy(er?). You get the point.
These are just a few of my musts! What are yours? I love learning new tips and tricks for when I travel, so I'd love to hear from you! And if you're reading this, go drink a glass of water. ; )