With the holidays just a few weeks away, we're ramping up for a season of festivities, travel, and spending time with loved ones. But while we can't wait to get back on the road (or up in the air) after years of being extra cautious with our travel plans, nothing ruins a holiday like catching a cold or experiencing fatigue from being outside our normal routine. So with that, here are a few of our favorite healthy holiday travel hacks—pack them alongside your gifts and sweaters!
1. Pack Healthy Snacks
Not all of it, obviously—you need to save room for Grandma's cooking. But pack healthy essentials to keep you on track. Foods like nuts, dried fruit, Vukoo bars, and oatmeal can all go with you in your carry on luggage. As long as it is not a liquid, it can pass through security. Liquid I.V.s are also great for staying hydrated.
2. Bring Your Yoga Mat
Travel makes our backs hurt. Seriously. After hours on a plane or in the car, we need to stretch. And don't get us started on the old mattress in our childhood bedroom when staying at Mom and Dad's. Bring your yoga mat (and your foam roller) to keep your body limber. It's good for your health.
3. Don't Forget The Water
Carrying a water bottle while you travel is a great way to drink more H20 and help out the environment (no plastic water bottles over here). Speaking from experience, bringing your own (empty) water bottle with you on your travels increases water consumption. You can fill it up at the airport or inside gas stations at the soda dispenser. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! It will keep you from getting sick.