With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety are at the forefront of everyone’s mind, but when the world finally resumes some sense of normalcy and travel can resume, staying healthy should still be a priority. Check out our tips for keeping your immunities up during your next trip.
Lack of sleep can do a number on your immune system so no matter how hectic your travel schedule is, be sure to build enough time into your trip to get your zzz’s.
When it comes to eating, it’s okay to indulge in some vacation treats once in a while, but we have a tendency to completely forego our diets when we are on the road. Unfortunately, overdoing it with sweets and junk food can do a number on your system, leaving you vulnerable to germs and illness.
Keep your body running at optimal levels by boosting your immune system before and during your trip. Probiotics are a great way to keep your gut healthy and regular while vitamins and supplements can help give your immune system a fighting chance if you are potentially exposed to bugs and germs.
Don’t rely on others when it comes to cleanliness of your personal space. While airlines work hard to keep planes clean and sanitary, planes work on quick turnaround times, which means there isn’t enough time to disinfect the seats in between flights. Your tray table is a hot bed of germs, so either bring a travel pack of disinfectant wipes to clean your space or don’t touch it during your flight.
Park and resort management company Xanterra Travel Collection announced its Book Your Bucket List sale, offering travelers savings of up to 30 percent off national park experiences. Available Nov. 23–30, the sale grants travelers access to luxury resorts, tours and cruises at discounted rates.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Hotel Chicago West Loop is Chicago’s first hotel to bring street art inside, and to every guestroom. The dual-purpose property doubles as an art gallery, and launched its “Annex Murals” exhibit in 2018 with 15 hand-painted rooms boasting the work of some of Chicago’s most celebrated urban artists, including Asend, JC Rivera and Eloo. Today, all 116 rooms at the hotel have been painted with street murals, becoming some of the most distinctive lodging spaces in the city.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Zürich changes shape as the holiday approaches, becoming a winter wonderland full of busy markets, fondue chalets, candle dipping at Bürklipatz and light installations. For the first time ever, Zürich will also feature a pop-up hotel experience Nov. 26–Dec. 26.