23 Apr Travel Tips
Having just been on a huge trip to South Africa I decided I would write a wee post on how I made the trip as pain free as possible, given that it took 43 hours for us to get home. It was an enduring trip, but there are a few things you can do to make it easier.
- The first thing happens at time of booking. Request a special meal and ask for gluten free. Not only does this ensure you don’t get something likely to make you feel yuk, but it also comes out first so you feel a little special.
- Then I always make sure I have some sort of protein snack. On the way to South Africa I made some meat balls. I froze them and then by the time we were on the second leg of the trip it was the perfect time to pull them out. I boiled up 6 eggs on the way back home, again popped them in a snaplock bag and pulled them out on a stop over. It makes such a difference having something like this.
- I make sure I have a big bag of trail mix. Usually raw nuts, coconut flakes and some dried berries. This goes a long way and is perfect to snack on without disturbing anyone too much beside you. Packing food makes such a big difference, all you have to do is make sure you have eaten it or thrown it out before your final destination. If you have a decent trip ahead, you can pack plenty!
- Water, water, water!! I drink heaps of water. I am constantly asking the flight attendant to fill up my water bottle instead of just a glass. Staying hydrated makes the jet lag a little better. Make sure you take a water bottle onto the plane for this
- I also make sure I pack my probiotics and keep them up while traveling. There is nothing like flights to bloat you and block you up, so probiotics keep everything moving. If I feel any sign of being run down or if I think I have caught something off the plane I double my dose that night and feel fine the next day
- I also make sure I take my cod liver oil/butter oil before, during and after the flight. There is nothing like a flight to remind you of old injuries and inflammation in your joints. This helps bring down inflammation and help recover quicker
- I travel with a neck pillow and eye covers to make sure I can get some sort of sleep on the plane and be kinda comfy…well as comfy as you can be!
- Then lastly I also make sure I pack a pair of comfy socks to pop on for the long flights