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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. 

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About the author

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


  1. Reese Woods
    May 18, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    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
      May 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

      So true, you never really know!

  2. Christine
    May 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    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
      May 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

      It’s so important!

  3. Teresa
    May 18, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    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
      May 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

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

  4. Blu
    May 18, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    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
      May 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Ha, well now you know 😉

  5. Erica
    May 18, 2018 at 5:58 pm

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

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 20, 2018 at 7:41 am

      I totally agree!

  6. Tairalyn Ciulla
    May 18, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    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
      May 20, 2018 at 7:42 am

      Glad to hear it!

  7. Dr Nitin Khanna
    May 23, 2018 at 5:53 am

    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
      May 23, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks, I appreciate it!

  8. Sher
    June 13, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Very informative thank you so much for this quality post.

    • Carmen Edelson
      June 13, 2018 at 8:42 am

      You’re very welcome, She!

  9. farenexus
    July 10, 2018 at 9:08 am

    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
      July 25, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      I totally agree!

  10. Erika Ann
    July 31, 2018 at 2:23 am

    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
      August 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Yes, they can save lives for sure!

  11. April Estor
    August 1, 2018 at 3:08 am

    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. kristine pigford
    April 4, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Thanks for sharing these helpful tips with us. these tips are very helpful, especially for me.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      April 5, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      I’m glad you think so, Kristine!

  13. Bariatric Eating
    October 18, 2019 at 3:49 am

    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.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      November 21, 2019 at 3:16 pm

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

  14. Rashed Siam
    August 6, 2020 at 1:49 pm

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

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 7, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      Yes definitely essential!

  15. Lukman
    August 30, 2020 at 5:13 am

    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.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      September 10, 2020 at 4:22 pm

      Travel and food definitely go hand in hand 🙂

  16. Zoe Campos
    September 14, 2020 at 6:08 am

    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
      September 20, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      That’s great to hear!

  17. beardoofitness
    September 24, 2020 at 2:05 am

    I like to travel and love to eat food while traveling. thanks for your valuable tips. great
    love from India
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    • Carmen Edelson
      September 28, 2020 at 7:35 am

      I do too!

  18. Laveena Yogi
    September 29, 2020 at 5:15 am

    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
      October 6, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      Glad it was helpful for you!

  19. Prince
    December 3, 2020 at 6:43 am

    Good post

    • Carmen Edelson
      December 13, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you!

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

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 6, 2021 at 1:01 pm

      Yes I totally agree!

  21. Morgan West
    May 21, 2021 at 6:15 am

    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
      May 24, 2021 at 2:47 pm

      Glad to hear it!

  22. Louie Evans
    May 25, 2021 at 1:14 am

    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
      May 28, 2021 at 2:52 pm

      Aw thank you Louie!

  23. Mymona
    August 3, 2021 at 10:25 am

    The tips are really valuable. We should always take the necessary things before stepping out. The First- aid kit is one of them. We should also be cautious about the food we eat. So that it does not create any health issue.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 10, 2021 at 3:36 pm

      Yes I agree!

  24. Ashley Richie
    August 11, 2021 at 4:20 am

    This is a really good piece of advice. I’m sure it will be useful.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      August 11, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks for reading, Ashley!

  25. isnad uddin
    September 2, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Really great informative blog. Your all heath tips would be very beneficiary for me. Thanks for sharing

    • Carmen Edelson
      September 4, 2021 at 12:57 am

      I’m glad you think so!

  26. Fahim
    September 5, 2021 at 10:52 am

    That information was great.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      September 23, 2021 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks for reading!

  27. Tanvir
    January 31, 2022 at 10:09 am

    nice post

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 3, 2022 at 9:41 am

      Thank you 🙂

  28. Daily vite
    March 22, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Great blog! I can’t agree with you more on sticking to your morning routine, it really makes you stay on track and stay healthy.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 24, 2022 at 7:08 am

      I’m so glad you agree!

  29. Ethan
    May 6, 2022 at 7:13 am

    I love the Idea of having first aid kit while travelling, I would like to thank you for this knowledge full Blog

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 7, 2022 at 3:59 pm

      No problem, Ethan!

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