Healthy Travel Tips

Gluten Free Travellers

Did you know you can access travel cards in 63 languages to help explain your dietary requirements all over the world!
http://www.celiactravel.com/cards/ has downloadable cards to help you on your next venture abroad. This can make a massive difference to travelling with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance and reducing the risk of accidental exposure.

Food safety- Eat Busy

We love to eat our way around a destination, but it can be it can be tricky to balance the “safe” option of a hotel meal with launching yourself into the unknown of local food stalls and restaurants. My golden rule is always to “eat busy” – if it’s packed with locals, it’s got to be OK. It doesn’t matter how clean or inviting a place looks, if there isn’t another soul in sight – or if the only diners are tourists – then go elsewhere!

I also love going to small, intimate places and asking other people what they are eating or what the house specialty is. Be game, be brave and be bold! You might be surprised at what you discover…

Stay hydrated when flying

Adequate hydration while flying may help prevent fatigue (jet lag included), headaches and nausea, meaning you can enjoy your trip so much more. Flying itself is dehydrating, let alone if you are a nervous flyer (sweating) or like to enjoy a drink to two to relax. While none of us enjoy the airplane “facilities”, staying hydrated can mean a much more enjoyable trip and a healthier you.

Pack a Basic First Aid Kit

Unfortunately accidents happen and it pays to be prepared. You never know when you are going to need it and you cant always get it when you do and it can be very expensive.

It can depend on where you are headed but we suggest to pack some band-aids and an antibacterial cream for cuts and scrapes, perhaps some pain relief for those who take it, a small bandage, maybe some electrolyte sachets in case of tummy upset.