It’s finally the summer and it’s a VERY different summer than the last one.
We’re able to go outside, we’re able to go to the beach, we’re able to go on vacation! But if this year in the pandemic taught us anything, it helped us realize that we need to be more prepared.
Where is your dream vacation? There are so many amazing places to see in the United States! National Park visitors are at an all time high and with their majestic beauty, it’s easy to see why.
Whether you’re just going on a mini trip to your local park or taking those first flights again to somewhere more distant, these are some ideas for what to pack for the Health Conscious Traveler.
Supplements — It’s important to take all your vitamins and supplements with you on your trip. Make sure to pack that Vitamin C if you’re eating on the road, so you get all the necessary nutrients, and you’ve got to pack your Jubilance. You don’t want PMS on vacation, just throw it in your bag.
Water Bottle — Make sure to have a water bottle, you can always fill it up in the airport before you get on your flight. It’s recommended to drink eight glasses of water every day, grab that water bottle and make sure you’re still getting all that water. I know on vacation all I want are piña coladas, but I grab my water bottle to get my daily water in too!
Hat — You don’t want to get a sunburn or those harmful UV rays! Be sure to grab a hat to protect your skin, or grab a couple to go with each of your outfits!
Sunscreen/Bug Spray — Similar to the hat, make sure you’re protecting your skin with sunscreen. You should wear sunscreen every day, I use a daily facial moisturizer that has SPF 30 in it already, that way it’s super easy to get my sunscreen on! When in buggy areas, I also bring along some bug spray to similarly protect my skin.
Eye Mask — Grab an eye mask for a better night’s rest. Bring it on the plane, train, in the car, at the hotel, you never know the conditions of where you’re staying and an eye mask will help you to feel fully rested.
Melatonin — Similar to the eye mask, melatonin can help you get a good night’s rest. Consult with your doctor before trying a supplement, but this certainly helps me fall asleep, especially in a new place.
Hand Sanitizer — Hand sanitizer isn’t over, it’s perfect to bring this in your purse. Make sure you’re staying clean and healthy. Luckily hand sanitizer doesn’t cost the price of gold anymore, so grab some at your local pharmacy and make sure you’ve got it in your carry on.
Alcohol Wipes — I like to wipe down the airplane seats and tables at restaurants just for my own peace of mind, and you never know when you’ll need a wipe! They’re so easy to just toss in your purse, pull them out when you need them.
Running Shoes — Keep your body as healthy as you keep your mind, make sure you’re exercising during your trip so you feel as good as you can, even when indulging in all those amazing desserts and drinks on vacation.
Compression Socks — These are a great idea to bring on the plane. They help prevent blood clots in the air and are quite comfortable.
Meditations — Meditation calms nerves and anxiety and helps you to be able to breathe. Take a breath out and try our meditations. We have a whole series to help you, download them on Spotify so you have them everywhere you go!
Noise Cancelling Headphones — I bring these everywhere I go. They’re so helpful on planes and in other transport because you don’t hear that extra noise! I get a better nap in and love to have access to all my podcasts.
Your Favorite Book — Don’t forget to nourish your mind on vacation! We have some suggestions for those summer reads!