It is not secret that we all love to go on vacation. The promise of warm temperatures, exotic locations, and the experience of a new culture are all alluring and exciting. To put these good things into life follow healthy and beauty tips for travelers below.
- Make sure you have appropriate travel insurance. This is invaluable if something were to happen to you on your trip. Out-of-system trips to doctors, hospitals, and emergency rooms can be costly so checking out your insurance company's policies is key and essential for your piece of mind. Also, make sure that you have your doctor's contact information with you as well as copies of all your prescription medication.
- Touch as few things as possible. This may seem impossible, but all you have to do is think about how many people have touched things before you. Handrails, doorknobs, elevator buttons, drinking fountains, public restrooms, and hotel rooms...the list could go on and on. Since no one can realistically avoid contact with most of these things, make sure to was your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth after you have touched these public fixtures. The germ threat that these things hold is great, so make sure to take the proper precautions.
- Eat carefully if you're going to a country with an increased risk of traveler's diarrhea. Steaming-hot, well-cooked food is usually safest. Avoid eating foods from street vendors, unpasteurized dairy products, and raw or uncooked seafood. Peel fruits yourself. Drink water from commercially sealed bottles or drink carbonated beverages. Avoid ice. Use bottled water when you brush your teeth.
4. Take preventive medicine for malaria as prescribed by your doctor if you're going to a country with a risk of malaria. Remember to start taking your malaria medicine before you leave on your trip, take it during your travels and keep taking it for 4 weeks after you get home.
5. Going to a country with an increased risk of mosquito-borne disease, protect yourself against insects. Insect repellents that contain DEET work the best. Wear permethrin-coated clothing and use bed nets while you sleep.
6. Avoid swimming and other water activities in freshwater lakes and streams. Schistosomiasis (also called bilharziasis) is a disease you might be exposed to in some African streams and lakes.
7. Try to avoid taking overcrowded transportation. Try not to ride in vehicles without safety belts. Wear a helmet if you'll be riding a motorcycle. Try to avoid driving at night or in unfamiliar areas without local help and directions.
8. Bring a first-aid kit with you. Put in the medicine and vitamins your doctor prescribed. If you have important prescriptions or supplements, bring extra and give some to the trip leader for safekeeping. If one supply is lost or damaged you will have a backup.
9. Remember that your skin needs special care while you are traveling. Starting from the airplane and finishing with coming back home suntanned. Have thermal water or any moisturizer with you in the airplane to prevent your skin from dehydration as air in the plane is dry. Sun protection lotion or sunscreen as well as beach umbrellas should be essential parts of your package.
10. One more important part of your body that will require special attention while you are traveling is your feet. Wear comfortable shoes. It may sound simple but wearing comfortable shoes is essential when you spend many hours of vacations time on your feet. Comfortable shoes will help alleviate the discomfort caused by corns and calluses and prevent blisters.
11. If you have followed all the above mentioned healthy and beauty tips, vacations will not still satisfy you completely. You will ask, "Why?" Can you guess? The answer is good mood and attitude. A positive outlook is worth more than three bags of expensive gear and high-tech clothing. Be flexible and ready for anything-that's why they call it adventure travel! Do not bring work, stress, and worries with you. Easier said than done, right? It might be hard to quit thinking about upcoming deadlines, house and car payments, or family worries, but there isn't much you can do about any of it from the Colorado backcountry. Try to enjoy where you are and what you are doing, and you'll find yourself more relaxed and better able to deal with whatever is waiting for you when you get home.