As we age, our bodies change. Sometimes, after the wear and tear of everyday life, bunions form on our feet. And this can be a literal pain if you’re someone who walks a lot when you’re traveling.
Bunions mostly show up in women, especially those who used to wear tight, pointed-toed shoes such as heels when they were younger. A bunion is swelling of the joint on the big toe. It can be very painful and make shoes uncomfortable.
Fortunately, there are some ways to manage bunion pain and even remove them. But before you consider surgery, consider if these products will relieve your bunion pain.
If you get to travel, it often means you’re lucky; lucky to have taken the time off work, to have saved up enough for the trip, and sometimes in the case of solo travel, to have convinced friends, family, or your partner, that you’re totally fine alone.
So the last thing you want to do is put a gigantic damper on your good work by getting sick before, during, or after your time away.
We’ve put so much focus on not catching COVID these past two years, that we’ve almost forgotten about the many other common illnesses which you can pick up when you travel if you’re not aware or being properly cautious.
So now that borders are reopening, and we’re all vaccinated and armed against the pandemic, it’s time for a refresh on the basics of avoiding other common sickness.
It can often be difficult to accept a low mood when we’re traveling. After-all, you’ve planned and saved for this vacation for months, so why can’t you enjoy this moment?
Travel can be a lifechanging and mood changing milestone, unburdening ourselves of our worries and stresses at home, breaking free of routine, and stimulating our creative energy once more. It allows us to rest, rejuvenate, and offers a reset. But the biggest mistake travelers often run into is thinking that travel is an escape, and will instantly make us feel energetic and elated.
If you struggle with low energy levels / mood in your day to day life, taking a trip may be your shot at finding yourself once again. But low mood is often the side effect of underlying issues, which don’t always respect that you want to leave them at home when traveling.
The stresses of travel can often exacerbate issues like fatigue, or trigger them meaning you experince it for the first time when you’re already out there on the road. There are many different causes of low mood, though if you’ve gone through your list and still can’t figure out why you’re so low, here are three surprising things which could be tanking your mood abroad.
It’s no secret that pollution is 100% the fault of our society. From water to land to air, we have polluted the most essential resources this planet provides us to survive.
While both countries and individuals alike are working to better the environment and our effect on it, you may not want to wait to experience better quality resources.
Whether you are looking for somewhere to vacation or to relocate entirely to a place where our environmental impact is more heavily considered, these are the cities with the best air quality in the USA.
Like every other emergency, a dental emergency puts you in an uncomfortable situation that often requires emergency attention, made even worse when you are away from home without access to your normal dentist.
How you handle such emergencies can have a massive effect on your dental health afterwards, so it’s important to know what to do and how to do it if things go south for your mouth! Regular dental checkups while at home, or scheduling one before you leave on a trip if you haven’t had one in a while, is always the best way to be practive about the health of your teeth, and catch potential issues before they might even arise.
But accidents do happen despite our best efforts and preparation, so here’s some info on common dental emergencies you may experience while traveling, and your best course of action.
Most people understand that travel insurance is a good thing, but beyond some rather vague ideas, not many, when questioned, know what they should be covered for.
The following is a quick list of things travel insurance can cover you for – make sure the following items are included in your policy – use this post as a quick reference point / checklist!
Medical tourism is when someone travels to another country for a dental or medical procedure. There are many reasons someone may choose medical tourism over domestic care, including seeking treatments not approved in their country, or saving hundreds of dollars on a procedure.
Medical tourism is on the rise and millions have tried it. But what exactly are the benefits of traveling abroad for surgery or dental procedures? These are some of the top benefits of treatment abroad.
It’s always tough balancing your stress levels before heading out on a trip; not only can the travel planning process itself be a stressful time, but the last minute rush to fit everything on your to-do list in.
It always seems to be the case that there’s never enough time to get everything done before you board the plane; housework piles up, work piles up, and the aim is of course to get ahead and front end your work for the time you’ll be away.
But working yourself too hard, and taking on too much in the weeks immediately before a trip can leave you burnt out by the time you leave. And while exhaustion is definitely a solid strategy for sleeping soundly through a long haul flight, you don’t want to be spending your first few days of vacation totally worn out and tired; you want to seize every second of your vacation time and feel energized.
If you identify with the above, and find yourself phsyically and mentally exhausted before you leave for a trip, utilise these tips for avoiding burnout in the lead up to your travels.
It goes without saying that one of the last things on your mind when traveling is likely taking care of your teeth. But without maintaining proper oral health while traveling, your trip can easily be plagued with various oral heath challenges.
There are a number of health issues that can arise from poor oral health including serious heart-related diseases. While you may on top of your game when it comes to brushing and caring for your teeth and gums at home where you can easily stick to a set schedule, traveling has a way of breaking your healthy routines.
Let’s take a look at how you can avoid unnecessary tooth decay and gum disease with an effective oral hygiene travel plan. I’ll cover a range of ways you can better prevent dental problems from wreaking havoc during your next holiday.
We’re all excited to get back to travel now that borders have begun to open and restrictions are easing up. But travel is obviously very different now than it was a couple of years ago.
While we’re looking forward to leaving the pandemic behind us, one change here to stay are face masks; they have become standard now across many destinations, transport, and public gathering places.
While many places like airlines might give you a mask, it’s worthwhile traveling with your own which you know is yours, and you’re comfortable wearing.
The CDC recently updated its mask guidelines, so the next logical question before you jump on that plane, bus, or train: What is the BEST face mask for travel to keep you safe?
It’s likely been awhile since many of us have been on a flight somewhere, therefore we could all probably use a refresher course on some of the items that can make flying more bearable or possible even quite enjoyable.
And because health, both mental and physical, seems to be a priority in the current climate, let us focus on flying tips to keep you both safe and sane on your flight.
Eating healthy both before and during your travels will do wonders for keeping both your mind and body sharp, and one way to make sure you’re getting proper nutrition is to incorporate various superfoods into your diet.
You’ve likely heard about a number of popular superfoods including acai berries, avocados, kale, turmeric, and ginger among the line up of foods that are super-charged with health benefits. Foods such as these which have garnered the title of being a superfood are often packed with healthy vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which can help to boost things like energy, focus, and stamina while also aiding your immune system to function as it should be.
Travel really can affect both your mental and physical health in substantial ways thanks to jetlag and adjusting to new time zones, falling into new sleep and eating patterns, exhaustion, and being exposed to new allergens and pathogens.
In order to give your body and mind the best chance of staying healthy, stick to a well balanced diet and try incorporating some of these lesser-known superfoods you may not be familiar with the next time you travel.
If you find yourself stuck in a bit of a rut, contemplate booking a plane ticket to somewhere new to allow yourself the opportunity to see that life can be whatever you make it. Here are 7 incredible ways that travel can affect your life in a positive way.
Traveling can be stressful for anyone, but for those suffering from a physical disability or mental illness it can be exponentially more difficult. Many with disabilities or mental disorders rely on the support of an accompanying family member or friend when traveling to ensure they can enjoy their travels and stay safe.
Travel is something that should be enjoyed by everyone and no longer is having a disability or mental illness stopping people from seeing the world. Having a physical or mental disability may mean you have to do a bit more planning and take extra precautions, but it can be done, especially with the assistance of a family member or friend who travels with you.
If you’re that family member or friend that will be traveling with someone that suffers from a physical or mental disability, there are a number of things to be aware of when booking your travel and to ensure their safety and wellbeing during your trip.
Here is some helpful advice that will allow you both to travel with less stress and anxiety and hopefully enjoy a successful holiday.
You’re nearly ready to hit the open road, feel the wind in your hair and see what adventures lie waiting for you. Road tripping is one of the best ways to explore and see parts of a country you might have not seen before.
You’ve got your road trip playlist all sorted and most importantly you have checked your vehicle and you’re nearly ready to drive off into the sunset.
Don’t forget about the food though! Here are some delicious food ideas to take with you on your next road trip.
Looking after yourself is one of the most crucial to-dos, especially when you are away from home. But so many of us see travel as an escape, that we tend to let our self care slip.
I’m personally guilty of the ‘calories on vacation don’t count’ mentality, and forgetting to apply sunscreen as I would in my normal day at the beach (if you haven’t seen photos of my sunburn in the Galapagos and Antarctica they’ll make you cringe!).
So to make sure we’re having the best vacation possible, and returning home without needing a self care recorrect, here are four areas of self-care worth your attention when traveling.
Travel is supposed to be about relaxing and getting away from your normal daily stress and anxiety, which makes it quite surprising that recent surveys have shown nearly 90% of people consider travel these days to be stressful.
So is there any hope of escaping stress on your next escape and hopefully enjoying a sense of happiness?
The sad truth is that we only have ourselves to blame for being stressed while traveling, whether it’s trying to tick a long list of experiences off we feel we need to have or not giving ourselves enough flexibility to deal with unforeseen events or circumstances.
Thankfully, there are adjustments you can make to enjoy happier and less stressful travel and it often starts simply with changing your perspective and getting rid of expectations. No matter the destination or your budget, any vacation can be a successful and rewarding experience if you want it to be.
I’ve written a lot about how climbing Mt Kilimanjaro changed my life; it pushed me to discover my physical and mental abilities, and transformed my whole perspective on life.
Oh, and I returned home from Kili with a husband (husbands not included in this March 2022 all female tour!).
But as I was climbing the mountain for my own personal development, I didn’t stop to notice that there was not one single female porter or guide. This was 2010, and fastforward 11 years, guiding trekkers to the summit of Kilimanjaro is still a male dominated world; fewer than 1% of the total guides being female.
Glory Thobias founded Tanzania Women Guides Foundation to change this by providing training and showing a career in guiding as a viable option for women. And to support these efforts, Solo Female Travelers is climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro on an all-female guide, porter and trekker team, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022.
Will you join to climb to the top of Africa this coming March?
Ever craved a deep muscle massage while traveling? Maybe your muscles are tight from all day exploring Angkor Wat, or your back is killing you from that airline seat you’ve been strapped into for 10 hours.
Massage guns have always been a tool used in fitness; they relieve pain, reduce soreness, and improve performance for both gym junkies and athletes.
Using them improves the circulatory system, central nervous system, and all of the connective tissues in your body: muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, bones, cartilage, and fascia.
But there’s another activity that puts stress on your body: Travel and outdoor adventure (OK that’s two activities, but for me they go hand in hand!)
And to cut down on the high cost of spa treatments when traveling, a massage gun that you own; that you can pull out at any time and use for unlimited recovery; is a brilliant option.
Portable, light, and in a travel case with 8 hours of battery life, the Ekrin B37 is a fantastic massage gun to take with you for travel, and have on every outdoor adventure.
Whether it’s booking a simple holiday overseas or planning a move to another country, it can be an extra anxious time if you have a disability. Knowing whether your chosen destination offers things like accessible public transport and attractions, Braille signs and currency, and information around the general legal rights and welfare system is important.
People with disabilities understand the need for accessibility. Moving is already full of uncertainty, and not knowing whether your chosen relocation destination is accessible can only add to the stress.
Thankfully, there are a number of countries that are taking steps to make disabled persons feel more inclusive by implementing ways to help them navigate daily public life.
We’re all looking for activities that allow us to practice proper social distancing nowadays, and many of our favorite travel pastimes like socializing at bars or checking out the local museums are no longer advisable in high transmission areas.
Thankfully though, many of us can still safely escape to the beach!
Outdoor settings such as beaches have been proven to be far less risky for spreading and catching the coronavirus, but there are still a few helpful safety measures to be aware of for both locals and travelers alike.
While you might think the name ‘Lion’s Mane’ refers to some type of African safari, it’s actually one of the newest superfoods to come out of North America, China, Japan, and Europe.
Named because they look like a lion’s mane as they grow (white and shaggy!), this is an edible mushroom that has traditionally been used in both cuisine and medicines in Asian countries like China, India, Japan and Korea.
Now one of the latest food trends and have become known as a superfood, Lion’s Mane mushroom has caught attention worldwide as they are believed to pack a range of positive health benefits and offer a delicious flavor.
If you’re traveling and find a dish with Lion’s Mane on the menu, be sure to take the opportunity to try it. Here are just 4 reasons why Lion’s Mane mushrooms are thought to be so special.
Traveling with CBD is fairly common; in fact, people have been using cannabis products to make traveling easier for years.
However, because the legality of CBD varies across the world, many people are unsure about whether they should or even can, pack it.
Here are some handy tips to know before you travel, meaning you can always have the best CBD capsules on hand when exploring the world.
The regular use of CBD products – either as a supplement or a health care item – has become a part of many people’s lives, especially as many countries across the world have moved to legalise.
A growing number of people are using products like CBD hemp oil and CBD topicals on a daily basis to treat long-term health conditions.
For those who use CBD as part of their daily life, the idea of traveling away from home and having to leave these products behind can be a worrying thought. Until recently, this was a very real problem for many people.
Luckily the TSA recently updated their guidance regarding CBD and medical marijuana products within the United States. As always, make sure you have researched whether your products are legal in the country you’re traveling to.
CBD oil doesn’t need to be a rarely used, expensive luxury item. Thanks to years of growing market pressure and a considerable amount of attention from society, CBD prices are lower than ever, and the products legal in many countries.
Thanks to these low prices and a significant variety of choices, CBD is now very accessible. However, many people travel a lot, making taking regular CBD oil a bit of a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be.
Here are 7 significant benefits of adding CBD oil to your travel kit. Before traveling, make sure you have completed the relevent research required to confirm that your products are legal in every country you’re visiting.