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I know, as I am sure most of you do, that it can be challenging to stick to your routine while on vacation; what is easier than 10 pro travel tips that keep you healthy while being on the go!

After all, isn’t vacation for relaxing and getting lost?

10 Pro Travel Tips for staying healthy while on the go!
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But relaxing doesn’t mean being unhealthy and not doing what your “normal” day consists of. What it does mean, is doing what makes you happy. Think about it, what makes you happy while at home? Working out? Eating well? Rest? Exploring and finding new hidden gems?

For me, what makes me happy is living a healthy lifestyle while having fun too! Basically all of the things I just mentioned. I work out 3-5 times a week, I eat healthy 85% of the time, and I enjoy my champagne. I no longer enjoy the late nights of drinking and being hungover the next day. I no longer enjoy not doing simply what it is that makes me happy.

So, that is why no matter where I go, I like to keep some normalcy to what I am doing. That is how I live now. But my pre-health kick, whenever I would go somewhere, I would be like oh, I’m on vacation so you eat and drink whatever it is that you want and other than site seeing and walking, I wouldn’t put exercise into my vacations.

Now, not so much.

I can successfully say that during all my travels, living in Africa and Indonesia, I have yet to get sick. But that doesn’t count the times that I may have drank too much and been hungover! LOLOLOLOL!

All of the tips below, I do. I do while I’m home and I do while I’m traveling. Maybe I am getting too old but I can’t just switch up my routine. Plus, this is what makes me happy!

What to do while traveling:

1. When your adventure starts, AKA you just arrived at the airport, don’t binge and go overboard. If you have time, grab a drink and some food. But keep it to what you normally do. Don’t throw on the, there are no rules at the airport, hat!
Let the adventures begin!
2. Find a little market near where you are staying and get healthy snacks; always local! You know, fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc.
Local market for healthy snacks and buy local!
3. Drink lots of water, especially if it is a warm climate. Be mindful of where you are; Mexico, bottled water. Portugal, you can drink the tap. Ask an the hotel of where you are staying, if you’re unsure.
Water is the best medicine!
4. Bring comfortable walking shoes and tennis shoes. You will want to be doing a lot of site seeing and you will want to be comfortable! Get in a workout in the morning, whether it is in the gym where you are staying or a run down the beach.
Comfort is love!
5. When you eat out, which you will, try not to eat completely unhealthy. I get it, believe me. Bread come here. Cheese, you too! But, everything in moderation.
Give me all the food!
6. Get plenty of rest. Don’t sleep just 4 hours because you feel the need to stay up all night. Also, take breaks during the day while you’re getting lost.
Rest is key!
7. Wash your hands, as well as carry hand sanitizer.
Take sanitizer with you everywhere!
8. Bring a travel pack of wipes. Wipe down the surfaces in the plane and carry them while out and about.
Wipe down surfaces and carry a travel pack while you’re out and about!
9. Bring vitamins, Emergen-C and airborne.
Keep your immunity up!
10. Don’t stress. Take the trip in strides. Even if a flight is delayed or your activity schedule doesn’t go exactly to plan. Simply do what makes you happy, as that is the most important. Have fun, duh!
Relax and take everything in strides!

At the end of the day, be you, do you, for you! Traveling is just an extension of your every day life, just with a change of scenery and more memories being made!

What are some things you do to keep “normal” while you’re traveling?

Do you know that I enjoy long romantic walks down the airplane aisle and that my favorite words to hear are, ‘This is your pilot speaking’! What are somethings you enjoy?

Make sure you check out my post, ‘8 Reasons Why Traveling is Good for Your Mental Health‘ if you need any other reasons as to why you should travel to be your best!

17 replies on “10 PRO travel tips for staying healthy while on the go!

  1. This is great info for when we are able to travel again. Can’t wait!

  2. robynsnest1970 says:

    I never thought of traveling as just an extension of everyday life but with just a change of scenery. Very healthy perspective. If I have to workout on vacation, though, I think it’s only fair that I get to indulge in a meal or two! 😊

    1. It really is an extension. Oh, yes I indulge too. Just don’t make the indulging the whole trip.

  3. Those are some good tips. Looks like the travel plan is on hold for me but whenever I do next time I will keep these in mind.

    1. On hold for all of us, but please, keep them in mind! I will be traveling as soon as possible!

  4. Oh my godddd!! This is making me want to go travelling! Great tips!!

  5. One of my problems when I travel is that I always end up indulging in unhealthy foods way too much! This post was really helpful.

    1. Used to be me too! But I just noticed I would get back from trips and be so blah. Don’t get me wrong, indulge and have a good time! But moderation!

  6. Ah! Sticking to a healthy routine while traveling is so difficult, these are great reminders of what to do! I mainly travel the US so I always bring a reusable water bottle. Thanks for all the tips <3

    1. You’re welcome! It can be, I just try to remind myself how I feel when sticking to a healthy routine while vacationing.

  7. I’ve never thought about bringing vitamins with me before but I feel like that would come in so handy, especially on longer trips! Will definitely keep that in mind in the future, thanks for sharing your tips!

  8. acook1123 says:

    I definitely need to focus on being healthier when traveling. I travel too much to go into “vacation mode” each time!

    1. I know what you mean! I definitely splurge but I try to keep my routine while I am vacationing…I just feel better!

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