FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Fly Chicago

Avoid the Common Cold While Traveling

by Holly Godbey

Mar 15, 2015

© Photographerlondon | Dreamstime

Tips / Travel

You can feel it before it happens. You think you’re just a little under the weather — maybe you’re a bit tired or maybe it’s just allergies. Then you’re finally hit at full-force and you find yourself miserably taking shots of cold medicine in your hotel room. There’s nothing worse than being sick while traveling, whether for business or for pleasure. The common cold especially can be an extreme nuisance, if not an all-out end, to your travel plans. Unfortunately, traveling exposes you to many environments — airplanes, public transportation, crowded conference venues — where it can be easy to pick up a cold. While there may be no cure for the common cold, you can take several preventative steps to make sure your body’s immune system is ready to battle out any circumstances that compromise your health.


First and foremost, make sure to stay hydrated. There’s no shame in admitting the majority of us aren’t drinking our recommended eight glasses a day, but try doubling or even tripling your typical daily amount. Your skin and digestive system will thank you for it. You can even add in healthy green and Echinacea teas that will give your immune system an extra boost.


Incorporate immunity-boosting foods into your diet both before and during your trip. Fruits and veggies are your friends, and have many more benefits other than just fighting off illnesses. A piece of fruit with breakfast or as a snack and some vegetables with lunch and dinner can go a long way. You definitely don’t want your post-travel diet to consist only of unhealthy fats and sugars that can weigh you down.


If you don’t have any conflicting health issues, consider taking a supplement. There are many different kinds of supplements that come in either pill or powder form, and they have a variety of uses. Simple supplements that increase your vitamin intake are excellent for your immune system and are typically inexpensive at any pharmacy. Emergen-C and Airborne are two specifically designed to stop the common cold before it even starts.


Catching the common cold can be a nuisance during your travels for both you and your traveling companions, but it doesn’t have to be. A little extra water throughout the day, vitamin-rich foods, rest and the proper supplements can make your life a bit easier. By making responsible decisions in preparation for your trip, you can proactively prevent a cold before it has a chance of starting.



Insta Feed
Destinations / North America
Dec 7, 2023

Relish in a Festive, Fashionable Stay in America’s Walking City at The Revolution Hotel

Winter in Boston is a magical experience; from a stroll across the frosted Public Gardens to holiday shopping on Newbury Street, the festive season comes alive in Boston.

Discover Nashville Neighborhoods

Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.

Destinations / North America
Dec 7, 2023

How to Spend the Holidays in Central Massachusetts

A perfect New England holiday season awaits in Central Massachusetts. West of Boston, the state offers plenty of small-town holiday charm and events.

Destinations / Europe
Dec 6, 2023

48 Hours in Madrid: What to See and Do

Spain’s capital brims with historical sites, tapas and neighborhoods to explore. Home to world-class art museums, breathtaking architecture and a spectacular dining scene, Madrid is a feast for all senses. If you only have two days to explore the city, don’t worry. We spoke with Four Seasons Hotel Madrid’s concierge team to give you the best insight for your short trip to Madrid.

Unearth Seoul’s Hidden Gems

Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.

Destinations / North America
Dec 6, 2023

Experience a Unique Holiday Getaway at Oasis Resort

For travelers looking for a dessert escape this holiday season, Oasis at Death Valley awaits. Ancient waters bubble up from the ground to support an entire ecosystem at Oasis at Death Valley, a secluded resort tucked into the dramatic desert setting off Death Valley National Park.