We invite you to find out what healthy practices you can do while you travel, from your clothing to mental hygiene.
- Travel light and with few items of clothing. Small suitcases are much appreciated when you are at the destination and have to move to different accommodations.
- Make sure that the clothes you choose are in a colour that is easy to match.
- Take at least a pair of comfortable shoes, such as trainers. Check the temperatures at your destination before packing to see if you need to pack more or less warm clothing.
- Buf neckerchiefs offer you many protection options and take up very little space.
- Take a hat or cap with you (depending on the time of year).
- Don’t forget your sunglasses and of course your prescription glasses (if you wear them).
- Bring a mackintosh just in case.
- Take a small backpack with you for urban and rural outings.
Food and beverage
- Drink plenty of natural water regularly, especially if you exercise and the weather is hot.
- Eat fruit with the pulp to fill up vitamins and fibre to help regulate bowel movements.
- Choose low-fat, low-fat dishes, preferring grilled, roasted or grilled foods, to reduce the risk of stomach upset or bloating.
- Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and sultanas, … will be good companions on your journey, so you won’t be tempted to eat the wrong things.
- Always carry a reusable water bottle with you. Better if it is not made of plastic.
- Discover local healthy food.
- Always remember to wash your hands before eating or handling food.
- Get around on foot or by bicycle whenever possible.
- Avoid exercising in the central hours of the sun if you are in summer. Never go out alone if you are walking or cycling in the mountains. Going out in a company is more fun and much safer.
- Moisturise all areas exposed to chafing. Pay close attention to your feet. Purified petroleum jelly is an excellent and inexpensive option.
- Take a high-factor sun cream (body and face) (50 is ideal), lip balm, plasters, mosquito protection, something in case you’ve already been bitten and a bandage. Don’t forget your usual medication and those you know help you in case of problems that a doctor has previously prescribed.
- Don’t forget your toothbrush, toothpaste, razor and foam, small scissors and nail clippers.
- Clean yourself daily and moisturise your body after showering, particularly in areas exposed to friction, such as the groin and feet.
- Do not use too much soap. Insist only on the parts that require it, such as underarms and intimate areas.
- Get enough sleep to feel energetic the next day.
- Practice once a day a little Mindfulness or meditation.
- We have weekend workshops that can help you acquire these skills.
- Turn off mobile devices. Enjoy what you see, hear, feel and the company of other people. You will get your mobile back when you return to your routines.
- If you are staying for several days, consider taking a good book with you and reading a little each day.
- Leave your everyday problems at home and don’t take them in your suitcase.
- The trip will only be entirely satisfactory if you decide to enjoy yourself and have a good time before leaving home.
- Beware of generating unreasonable expectations in your travels. When you think that everything has to be perfect (the weather, the fellow travellers, the meals, the hotels, …), not only are you not being realistic, but you are also boycotting any possibility of honestly assessing the services you are offered and the people who accompany you or who you meet along the way.
A memorable experience
- We advise you to always carry a travel notebook with you, where you will write down the incredible or remarkable things that happen to you, and you will take your time to capture in a drawing those landscapes, scenes, and situations that you want to perpetuate in your memory. If you want to know more about the experience of travelling with a travel notebook, we recommend you visit our website and sign up for one of our Art of Travel workshops.