Travel: fantastic. Getting there: crummy.
In the coming weeks, many of us are hitting the road, the rails or the skies to visit loved ones. Travel, as we know, is just about the best thing since sliced bread. It's that bit in between your home and your destination that can throw you for a loop! At best, it's a bit of a slog, at worst, the stress of modern travel can wear you down to an exhausted heap.
Wherever you roam, I find it helps to hedge your bets with some carefully curated bits of TLC. Pack it in your carry-on luggage for easy access, and you'll enjoy the best of both worlds: the comforts of home en route to the people and places that bring you joy.
Wellness Travel Musts
Large wrap or scarf. It doubles as a blanket or pillow.
Travel size vial of your favourite moisturizer. Airplanes are dry, dry, dry.
Reusable water bottle. Drink water religiously while en route.
Lip balm. My absolute favourite is Burt’s Bees Original Beeswax Lip Balm. It has saved my lips from the Sahara to the Andes to the Caribbean.
Ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones. So easy to pack, and if you need them, you’ll really wish you had!
Three Essential Oils: Peppermint, Lavender, and Lemon. Sprinkle a few drops of each in your hand, blend and rub behind your neck and at your temples. Spa-on-the-spot.
Tea bags of your favourite herbal tea. Such a little item, such a big benefit.
Traveler probiotics. These will keep you healthy. Buy a quality brand from a health food store.
Chia seeds. If regularity is a problem when you travel, these will keep everything moving along.
Wellness Travel Nice-to-Haves
A travel pillow
An eye mask
A journal and a luxurious pen
A killer playlist and some great podcasts
Healthy snacks; nuts, fresh veggies, or even a nutritious packed lunch
Prep for your journey with an antioxidant fresh green juice as you set out. It helps to boost you for the journey ahead!
These little things can make the difference between fresh and energized or tired and cranky upon arrival. They’ll give you an edge, boost your morale, and will allow you to focus on all the great things you'll do when you get there!!