Travel Well: 8 Ways to Make Your Travel Healthier

Eight chic wellness essentials to make traveling way more comfortable.

Traveling is often a rich and rewarding experience, but it can also be incredibly tiring and stressful. Being outside of your element and the creature comforts of home can be hard on your system, both physically and mentally. Approaching your adventures with an open mind helps, as do these must-haves that will help you get through even the most unglamourous days of wanderlust.

Staying hydrated for your flight (that dry airplane cabin air can be harsh!) and while on the go is key. The S’well bottle is perfect for keeping your water cool for day-to-day or for active excursions, but use it also for your morning coffee or tea, too, because it will help keep it hot. And added bonus, you’ll leave a smaller eco footprint by having a reusable bottle.

A stylish, compact travel case, the Saje Pocket Farmacy is filled with five miniature versions of their popular essential oils, so you have one at the ready for whatever ails you, whether that’s pain or indigestion.

The Huzi Infinity Pillow can pass for a cool, avant garde scarf. But its best feature is its ability to assist you in getting some precious beauty sleep even if you’re sitting in economy class.

Long days sightseeing or waiting in airports call for making sure you have some healthy snacks on hand. Pick up some nuts, energy balls or dried fruit when you land in your destination and keep a Stasher reusable silicone snack bag or two filled with these goodies in your purse so you can keep your blood sugar levels on even keel.

A beauty essential for cleaning off your makeup and the grime from the day before you tumble into your hotel bed at night, these soothing Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Face Wipes are biodegradable.

Limit the effects of jet lag by encouraging a good night’s sleep by spritzing This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray onto your pillow before you tuck yourself into bed. Its blend of lavender, chamomile and vetiver helps to calm your mind so that you can drift off snoozing.

If like us, nothing stresses you out more than low-battery on your smartphone, then add an Anker PowerCore 15600 power bank to your never-leave-home-without-it items. It’s not the lightest, but it holds several phone charges and works incredibly quickly.

Cut down the risk of getting sick while you’re traveling by washing your hands frequently so you can cleanse germs. When fresh water isn’t available, this Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash kills bacteria without leaving your skin dry.