Getting sick is no fun, especially leading up to your big trip. Use these tips to deal with your pre-vacation maladies.
The recycled air on planes is dry and will dehydrate you, so be sure to ask the flight attendant for an extra bottle of water. Green and black tea with lemon will also help soothe any throat problems you get, but stay away from coffee. The dry air in the plane can wear away at the thin layer of mucous in you nose and throat, so getting a nasal spray or gel could also be a good idea.
Adjust your sleep cycle
Jetlag can exacerbate your symptoms, so adjusting your sleep cycle in the lead-up to your flight can help you get over the change in time zones. For a little extra help, over-the-counter melatonin pills are safe and effective in getting a few more zzzs before you arrive at your destination.
Stock up at your pharmacy
Whether you’re still packing or you’re ready to board at your terminal, a visit to the pharmacy can make your trip go by more pleasantly. For stomach concerns, a probiotic can help soothe your stomach for the plane ride and any exotic foods you might eat. Vitamin C and echinacea can give your immune system a boost, which could be useful in a foreign land with different germs. Also, remember to get your liquid medicines in travel-size containers.
Check for medical facilities
Your hotel’s staff will have a list of urgent-care clinics as well as hospital referrals in case something serious were to happen. Remember to carry your insurance card, but it’s a good idea to check your health insurance, as you might not be covered overseas. Depending on the country, some hospitals and doctors might require payment.
Rome is one of Europe’s most-visited destinations (if not the top-visited destination) and at no time is this more evident than in the summer. School tour groups, retirees and backpackers descend upon the ancient city in droves, making a leisurely walk through Trastevere a distant hope. But if you find yourself in Rome and face crowds of epic proportions, here are a few ways to get away from the masses and enjoy Rome as more of a vacation destination than a tourist trap.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
The more you travel, the more you learn about what works for you in terms of packing, preparing, lodging, locations and more, so it’s inevitable you’ll develop your own cache of travel tips likely to result in the most enjoyable experience for you. But when it comes to the broader travel community, there are some tips and tricks that can apply to any traveler. Here are a few that can help you progress toward expert travel status.