Travel Tips and Essentials!
Hey Friends! I know it’s been a while since I last wrote a post and to be completely honest, I think it’s a combination of getting busier but also not being super inspired by anything. Well, that has changed! I was away this past weekend for my friend’s bachelorette party and felt inspired to share some of my travel tips as well as some things that I always bring with me when I travel. I know traveling is something a lot of us do and it can be quite stressful, especially if you are someone who appreciates your routine and lifestyle (like me!). I am hoping these tips help you to make your next trip that much better!
1. Drink your greens the day you are traveling, and before your flight if you are flying and can. Green juices are full of vitamins and minerals but will also help to reduce inflammation and alkaline your system, which is helpful because flying can be acidic. This brings me to my next tip…
2. Do not eat during the flight. Due to the pressurized cabin and high altitudes our digestion essentially stops during the flight. Therefore, eating light beforehand and fasting during will best help our digestive system. (FYI: This is why we can tend to feel really bloated after flying.) During a flight, I try to stick to herbal tea (ginger and peppermint are my go to’s) or if needed, I will bring fruit because it is easiest for the body to digest.
3. While green juices and fasting are great, sometimes our bodies need more support. Try to load up on vitamin C before and during travel. The Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C packs are my family’s favorite and can be purchased on Amazon. For digestion, pack a digestive enzyme to take with meals, and/or magnesium to help stay regular. I also recently discovered doTERRA’s DigestZen oil, which helped with bloating and acid reflux on one of my recent trips (just rubbed it on my stomach!).
4. Traveling can be stressful, tiring and test your limits. Be armed with your favorite essential oils, crystals, malas, or anything that helps you to de-stress, stay calm and find that inner harmony. For me, I usually always have a calming oil like lavender or doTERRA’s Serenity, and I always travel with whatever crystals are speaking to me at that time and are helping me to feel grounded.
5. Don’t forget a good book, sun protection, and a journal. The book and sun protection go without saying, but a journal is not always at the top of peoples list. It’s nice to have something to either document your favorite places, restaurants, sights, etc. but also traveling can tend to “bring up stuff” so it’s nice to have a journal to work through those thoughts.
6. Last but not least: let go of the idea and need to control everything. Give yourself the permission to just BE. There is so much that is out of our control when we travel. From the Uber drivers attitude, the exact time the plane or train leaves, and of course being able to stick to our regular diet and lifestyle routines. It is probably why some many people find traveling to be so stressful. So instead, do your best to go with the flow when it comes to rude people, delays and restaurants that don’t offer a full vegan and gluten free menu (for example). Chances are you are able to make a meal out of the veggie sides and whenever you get to your destination, you get there. It all works out in the end!
I hope these were helpful and as always, I love to hear from you! Feel free to comment below with any questions/thoughts or head on over to my Connect page and reach out directly!