An article on shine.yahoo.com recently offered five simple tips to help you eat clean and stay healthy while travelling on vacation.
- Stock up before you go – Visit your health food store and stock up on healthy snacks and treats to keep you going between meals.
- Bring your own water bottle – Travelling is thirsty work, so bring your own bottle, fill it whenever you find a filtered water supply and drink lots of water to stay hydrated and to help flush the toxins from your body.
- Keep exercising – Don’t put daily exercise on hold while you’re travelling. Allow twenty minutes a day for exercise wherever you are. This will help with digestion if you’re eating more than you usually do, and will improve your energy levels as well.
- Stock up when you get there – Most towns have a health food store these days, so ask the locals where it is and drop by while you’re in town. Stocking up on healthy alternatives along the way can help you avoid having to eat junk food if that’s all there is available where you’re staying.
- Go vegetarian – Wherever possible, choose the vegetarian option on the menu. Meat sits heavier in the body and takes longer to digest. Stick with lots of light, nutritious vegetable dishes and you’ll feel much better for it on your travels.
There are plenty of ways to save money on travel, according to an article on smh.com.au. Here are just a handful of the best:
- Book your holiday when the Aussie dollar is high to avoid paying more overseas.
- If breakfast isn’t included with your room, eat out at a local café as it will normally be cheaper than a hotel breakfast.
- Avoid duty-free purchases at the airport unless you know the normal price back home of the item you are buying is more.
- Travel in the off-peak season if you can. You’ll avoid the crowds and pay less for everything.
- Book a package holiday. Packages are usually cheaper because travel agents buy in bulk at lower prices.
- Get an apartment rather than a hotel room. You’ll save money on everything, including meals.
- When shopping, avoid locals offering to guide you. Shop alone and always haggle for a bargain.
- Make lunch the main meal of the day, as restaurants charge more for dinner.
- Go on a cruise – This is one of the most cost-effective holidays of all, as your accommodation, meals and entertainment are all included.
Many families dread school holidays because they can quickly become one of the most stressful times of the year. Fortunately, that stress is easy to avoid according to Professor Bob Montgomery, the president of the Australian Psychological Society.
Montgomery believes that most of that stress is caused by parents’ failure to properly calm children. He thinks that calming strategies can make school holidays the relaxing experience they’re supposed to be.
There are plenty of great spots to visit while you’re holidaying in Sydney. What’s more, you don’t necessarily have to pay a cent. The Telegraph listed ten of the best attractions that are all free.
Coogee to Bondi walk – take a stroll along the coastline with breathtaking views and idyllic coves and beaches to explore along the way.
Holidays are fun but they can require a lot of work. All of the planning that goes into a trip can be overwhelming.
IReport.com provided the following tips, to help you smooth away some of the rough edges of travelling.
Road trips are a great family activity, but it pays to plan ahead to ensure the most relaxing ride for everyone. According to Travel + Leisure, author Jamie Jensen’s top tips for a smooth road trip include:
- Get children involved in planning the route or destination. Include points of interest for them such as places they can play their favourite sport – don’t forget to pack the sports equipment too.
- Make the car a comfortable haven for the trip. Lose all the clutter that has accumulated and throw in comfy cushions and blankets as well as entertainment for the journey.
- Make regular stops throughout the day and use the opportunity to speak to people and stretch your legs.
- Don’t feel bound by the itinerary; it’s okay to go off-plan if something looks interesting or fun.
- Insert some educational value into the trip by encouraging children to write about their experiences on the road as you travel.
The science behind sleeping well on planes could come down to just one inch of extra space.
A study by Airbus, which manufactures aircraft, reveals that an 18-inch wide seat can result in better quality sleep than snoozing in a 17-inch seat. Participants in the study fell asleep 14.7% more quickly in the wider seats and spent more time asleep on long-haul flights.
Travelling as an individual or as a couple is a different proposition than travelling as a family.
The first journey together outside of the comfortable boundaries of home can be fraught with worry, but there are things travellers can do to ease the stresses ahead of time. Here are a few tips from Lonely Planet to help you make the experience run smoothly.
Pack smartly for your trip with these top tips from Travel + Leisure:
- Minimise wrinkling and maximise space by folding clothes in half before rolling them up.
- Business travellers with suits and shirts to transport should place a layer of tissue paper between each item of folded clothing.
- Try leaving clothes on hangers to make unpacking at your destination quick and easy.
- Bulky items can be sucked down to size with a compression bag – use a vacuum to remove air from the bag after filling to save a huge amount of space.
- Removable inner pockets will keep all your small items together and help with organisation and unpacking at the other end.
Travel + Leisure offers several tips for packing shoes:
Social media has made it possible for people to stay more connected than ever before from anywhere with an internet connection. Naturally, that’s translated into more connectivity while travelling. Travel + Leisure provided the following tips for using social media.
Social media can provide a wonderful way to supplement travel planning, by getting in touch with critical contacts at destinations in advance. Letting a hotel manager know, for example, that the trip is to celebrate a birthday, honeymoon, or other significant event is a wonderful idea. It can give hospitality venues the opportunity to go above and beyond their regular service.