Blog posts
Top Tips for Staying Healthy During Your Travels

Top Tips for Staying Healthy During Your Travels

Traveling is something that many people dream of from an early age, when they wait for the day they can gather enough money to spend on luxury vacations and exotic getaways. Yet despite the glamorous images you see on postcards and over social media feeds, people often neglect the many health problems you can encounter when you are abroad. Luckily, there are many steps you can take before, during, and after your trip which will ensure you stay your healthiest self. The healthier you are, the better memories you can make and the more you can enjoy yourself as you explore the world.

Have the appropriate vaccinations 

If you are traveling to places such as Southeast Asia and South America, you must consider the diseases and health problems people can encounter during their travels. These include Yellow Fever and Malaria, both of which can be fatal if you don’t have the appropriate vaccinations before you set off. To ensure you are getting the best vaccinations, and that you will stay protected during your trip, you should visit your local travel clinic a few weeks beforehand, so that your body has time to adjust to the vaccination. Often, you will get given tablets or follow up appointments to attend after you’ve returned, which you shouldn’t miss out on.

Eat a balanced diet

Exercise is not something you will miss out on while traveling, especially if you are spending days exploring the wilderness of new countries. Healthy eating, on the other hand, can become hard to fit into your new routine. The key is to ensure you get enough vitamins and slow-release energy foods into your diet so that you can sustain yourself on your travels and keep your muscles strong.

Don’t ignore pain

Travel trips are filled with fun activities and unique days out, some of which can involve lots of physical activity. During one of these times you may cause yourself an injury which can be easy to try and push under the rug for the time you are away, as you don’t want to cut your travels short. However, this can lead to more severe problems if you have an injury which isn’t treated. Though you should rely on your travel insurance to receive care in the country you are traveling to, many people also elect to travel home to fix their pain, so they can start their trip afresh feeling healthy. If this is the case, you should have a pain expert such as Rishin Patel Insight Medical Partners on hand to help. This is also ideal if you are hoping to solve any chronic pain before you initially go away.

Personalise your first aid kit

Having a first aid kit (I recommend this travel one!) is essential while traveling, to help with any minor health problems. However, each person will need different first aid kit during their travels to suit their personal needs. This means packing any prescription medications, any herbal remedies, and pain relief to help keep your mental health and physical health intact. 

Pin This!

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. The tip about having your own little first aid kit is so important! You never know what little issues could arise when you are away from home or your local pharmacy!

    • Carmen Edelson

      So true, you never really know!

  2. Christine

    These are great tips! It’s so important to take care of yourself when you travel. There’s nothing like an unexpected pain or illness that can ruin it all. Thanks for sharing!

    • Carmen Edelson

      It’s so important!

  3. I have to say that my family and I actually eat healthier on vacation than we do at home! haha No snacks in hotel rooms helps! We eat more balanced and at regular times without all the crazy schedules . For the longest time, my little one would get sick on every single travel trip, she’s all good now, but that was not fun

    • Carmen Edelson

      Aw, I’m glad that doesn’t happen anymore to your little one!

  4. It never occurred to me that I should pack a first aid kit! And I’m so accident prone so this should’ve been a no-brainer for me lol

    • Carmen Edelson

      Ha, well now you know 😉

  5. Great idea about the first aid kit. And yes…proper vaccinations are so important!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I totally agree!

  6. Your own personal First Aid kit is such a genius idea. Nothing generic about it. You know you best, pack accordingly. LOVE IT!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Glad to hear it!

  7. Great and Informative Blog!
    All these tips are so important and hold their respective importance.

    I am glad that i came across such insightful post.
    It’s really helpful for the one’s who love travelling.

    Three Cheers To Carmen 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      Thanks, I appreciate it!

  8. Very informative thank you so much for this quality post.

    • Carmen Edelson

      You’re very welcome, She!

  9. Yeah, it’s true we should n’t ignore the pain. if we didn’t treat it properly with medicine then there may be chances that small pain turns into a big problem. So first aid kit is must have while we are travelling!!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I totally agree!

  10. Having an emergency kit is a must-have especially for those travelers that like to go on foot and hike. Its not really that big of a package to bring because you could pack the essentials in the kit. First aid kits can save your life if it depends on it.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, they can save lives for sure!

  11. Definitely, bring your medicine kit. And if you have health problems that need a doctor’s attention you should do check first before traveling. Anyways, great post!

  12. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips with us. these tips are very helpful, especially for me.
    kristine pigford recently posted…5 Money-saving Home Improvements Before You SellMy Profile

    • Carmen Edelson

      I’m glad you think so, Kristine!

  13. When we travel, sometimes we are not aware of the food we are eating for a day most especially if you love to try new cuisine. It’s great to stumble upon here, Carmen. And Great shot by the way.
    Bariatric Eating recently posted…Journey 3+3 Bariatric Multi Caps, 60 servingsMy Profile

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes it’s so hard to overlook your eating habits on vacation!

  14. Rashed Siam

    Hi Carmen. Thanks for such an informative topic. Maintaining healthiness and staying fit are really essential for a happy life indeed.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes definitely essential!

  15. I like travelling and i love trying food in every country where i travel. So, i usually have stomachache haha. Thanks to all your tips. Love your post.
    Lukman recently posted…6 Penyakit Tubuh Para Blogger dan Tips Cara MengatasinyaMy Profile

    • Carmen Edelson

      Travel and food definitely go hand in hand 🙂

  16. Thanks for reminding me that I have to get myself checked at a nearby clinic first before traveling. I’ll be spending months overseas and although there’s no vaccine for coronavirus yet, I think it wouldn’t hurt to get a flu shot before leaving. I’ll try to look for medical clinics here in Tifton, GA, and see if I can schedule an appointment.

    • Carmen Edelson

      That’s great to hear!

  17. I like to travel and love to eat food while traveling. thanks for your valuable tips. great
    love from India
    beardoofitness recently posted…प्रोटीन क्यों जरुरी है हमारे शरीर के लिएMy Profile

    • Carmen Edelson

      I do too!

  18. Great Article!! Your tips are really helpful. I got too much information about travel tips which I wanted. So, I am glad to read this awesome article. Thanks for sharing such a helpful article. Keep Posting!!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Glad it was helpful for you!

  19. Prince

    Good post

    • Carmen Edelson

      Thank you!

  20. Water is an essential, same goes with your vitamins and supplements!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes I totally agree!

  21. Great Post! This is very helpful for health. I will follow according this post & I am glad to read this awesome article. thanks for sharing such a great post.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Glad to hear it!

  22. Awesome Post! This is very helpful for health. I will follow this tips & I am glad to read this awesome article. thanks for sharing such a great post.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Aw thank you Louie!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.