Maximize Your Spring Break with These Travel Tips!

March 13, 2019

Maximize Your Spring Break with These Travel Tips!

Hey Spring Breakers! Whether you're heading to Disney World with the family or a tropical beachside getaway, changing time zones by plane or hopping in the minivan for a massive road trip -- traveling and playing tourist can leave you feeling pretty run down. You can avoid riding the struggle bus by being proactive and listening to what your body needs. We've outlined some easy actions that'll keep you feeling good so you can enjoy your Spring Break. 

1. Stay Hydrated!

This may be a big fat "Duh!" but it's amazing how many people let themselves get super dehydrated during travel. Don't fixate on the inconvenience of having to use the airplane restroom - stay focused on drinking that H20 so that when you touch down in paradise you are ready to have fun in the sun. Air travel and hot temps in warm locales can wreak havoc on your system if you're not prepared. Drinking water might just be the easiest way to avoid feeling yucky on your vacation.

2. Get Moving!

If you're trying to adjust to a new time zone and feeling a bit jet lagged, working up a sweat can help your body recover faster from the sudden schedule disruption. If your travels include a long car ride, make a plan to stop and go for a walk, do some jumping jacks or play on a playground with your kids! Shake things out so you don't feel like the tin man from the Wizard of Oz when you get to your final destination!

3. Skip Fast Food!

Tempting is an understatement when it comes to fast food and travel. If you're staying on top of your hydration, a lot of fast food options can quickly derail your efforts to feel good. Avoid the sodium filled burger and fries and opt for hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, nuts, and even cheese. These are great options that will leave you feeling full and energized rather than full and ready for a long nap. 

4. Treat Your Feet!

One day walking through the Magic Kingdome can leave you tired, sore and uncomfortable. The same thing goes for taking a tour of a new city or a rainforest hike. Before you leave for a Spring Break adventure, make sure you have good shoes and compression socks on hand (or foot, rather). Cranky legs and feet will quickly make you miserable, especially when on vacation -- compression socks will minimize travel-induced swelling and fatigue, while a solid pair of shoes will support and protect your feet regardless of the terrain.

5. Take 5

While some vacations are ALL about relaxing beachside, others can be about seeing and doing as much as possible within the span of a few days. Traveling with family, even to a quiet palm-treed paradise, can be stressful in its own way. Take 5 minutes for YOU each day to collect your thoughts, meditate or journal. Acknowledge how you're feeling, what your intentions are for the day and focus on a few things you are grateful for. This will help you deal with any minor or major hiccups that occur on your Spring Break vacay.


Do you have any items, rituals or suggestions that you find always make travel more comfortable and stress-free for you? Share in the comments below! 


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