When it comes to pre-planning everything about an itinerary, from booking flights to booking a resort, from making a list of famous tourist destinations to making a list of stuff to pack, getting sick is never on a traveller's to-do list. If anything, it's a nightmare. So whether you're planning to stay healthy or avoid getting sick during your voyage, we have listed down some important steps that you need to follow to get the most out of your trip.
Get Plenty Of Sleep
When it comes to staying healthy, getting enough sleep is crucial. When you have to travel across time zones, this becomes much more important. So, before you embark on your journey, attempt to match your sleep schedule to your destination's time zone. Also, try to eat light meals and avoid caffeine when flying. Additionally, when you arrive at your location, instead of sleeping right away, go outside and spend some time in the sun to quickly acclimate to the new time zone.
Bring A First Aid Kit
Although we encourage not over packing when travelling, having a first-aid kit on hand is essential, especially if you're travelling with children. Pain relievers, bandages, disinfectants, antibiotic ointments, and antibacterial wipes are all good to have on hand. Furthermore, if you're on some particular medication, it's best to keep it in your carry-on rather than your luggage so that you can have easy access to it.
It's easy to become dehydrated while travelling, so drink as much water as you can. It's an excellent habit to start your day with a large glass of water before breakfast. Additionally, carry a water bottle with you at all times while travelling. Furthermore, try to stay away from tap water as much as possible because it may not be suitable for you and may make you sick.
Being the most important meal of the day, breakfast becomes even more vital when you're travelling. Instead of kicking off your day with an empty stomach, try taking a healthy breakfast before you begin your day's activities.
Wash Your Hands
Because you'll be spending the majority of your time outside, it's easy to pick up germs and bacteria when travelling. Wash your hands every other hour or so, and preferably before eating. If you don't think you'll have access to soap or water at your tourist destination, bring wet wipes and hand sanitiser with you.
If you're going to a place where tropical diseases are a risk, make an appointment with a travel medicine specialist prior to your trip to get the necessary vaccines.
We all know that travelling involves not overdoing things and resting as much as possible. However, if you stay physically active on your vacation, you'll most likely feel a lot more energised. So, instead of taking public transportation to a fair walking distance, go for a walk and take in the beautiful surroundings. This will also help you sleep better at night by keeping you cognitively busy.