11.18.2016

Holiday Travel Tips

travel tips Yup, the holidays are here and I don’t know about you, but I always look around to get inspired, or reminded, of some travel tips during these busy days. I love seeing other people’s ideas and creativity, because let’s face it, when it’s time to travel, people come up with really great ideas especially for food…

I love to travel and I’m the kind of person who can eat anything they serve on the plane. Definitely the food is pretty blah and I feel awful once I land, but there’s something about it. Then, we have my daughter, who told me when she was 5 that she wasn’t going to eat the food they give you, so I better get her something before. I call that a win!

Besides the fact that plane food is not the best, another advantage is that you can both control the quality of the ingredients and you can save money if you bring your own stuff. Granted, it may take some space but, wouldn’t that be the same space than buying food once passed security?

Food ideas

  • Nuts or individually packed nut butters – be careful with this. Some people are extremely allergic to nuts and can’t even be around them. I’m still amazed at some airlines giving peanuts at snacks considering how many people are allergic to them. I would say, if you can, you should avoid eating them on the plane.
  • Protein bars – I’m not a fan of them but they come pretty handy. Make sure they have just a few ingredients.
  • Fruit – just make sure it won’t get mushy. I love bananas but I usually get them passed security.
  • Shakeology – I always bring a couple of packets with me just in case. I can mix it with water in my shaker cup, eat a banana, and that’s my breakfast or lunch.
  • Veggies – carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes.
  • Crackers – I love Mary’s Gone Crackers
  • Cheese sticks
  • Salad – if you bring it just make sure that the dressing is treated under the 3-1-1 TSA rule.
  • Hummus – same as the salad dressing.
  • Yogurt – same as the salad dressing.
  • Seeds (pumpkin or sunflower seeds)
  • Sandwiches or wraps – so much better than the airplane food.
  • Dried fruit
  • Chocolate for your sweet tooth – you’re welcome.

I would suggest you avoid salty foods because it’s going to make you even more dehydrated. Speaking of which, don’t forget your water! You’ll need to stay hydrated since the cabin will suck the moisture out of you. You may require to visit the bathroom more often, believe me I’m with you, but it will be worth it.

Other tips

  • Bring antibacterial wipes to clean the tray. It gets gross and unfortunately they don’t get 100% clean.
  • An empty bottle of water that you can fill once passed security or to use with your protein powder or Shakeology.
  • Once you get to your destination, get moving. Unless you get at night and there’s barely not time change, try to get out and move. Exercise or just move. You’ve been stuck in a plane with stale air and not moving. Get that blood pumping!
  • Bring your own entertainment. I can’t sleep or read on planes, not sure why, but I can watch movies for hours upon hours. I’ve been in several planes where my screen was broken, so having my laptop with my movies saved my sanity and my husband’s. You never know, so plan accordingly.
  • Have your toothbrush, toothpaste, face cream, deodorant, makeup remover wipes, and an extra pair of undies in your carry on. You’ll be happy when you’re stuck in a hotel without your suitcase because it didn’t make your connection. I’m glad I had this with me when I travelled to Nashville last summer.

What tips and trick do you have when you travel?