January 11, 2023

Covid Restrictions Have Eased: How Do I Maintain My Health On A RTW Trip?

With Covid restrictions easing up in most destinations, who’s to say we have to put our health on the back burner when on a RTW trip?

While your holiday should be nothing but relaxing, fun and adventurous, your health shouldn’t suffer. We’re not saying you can’t enjoy fresh gelato in Italy (in fact, we encourage it!). But it is important to prioritise your health no matter the destination – without letting it interrupt the enjoyment of your trip. These are Airfare Geeks’ top ways to maintain your health on a multi-city trip.

Visit a Travel Doctor

Once Airfare Geeks has taken care of all of the booking information for you, take the time to book in with your travel doctor. These experts will provide you with the recommended vaccinations you need to avoid getting any nasty diseases that will cause your trip to a halt. While every destination won’t need a set of vaccinations, you’re always best to check what might be required before jetting off on your RTW trip.

Hydration is Key

Travelling and being abroad is fun and exciting. However, we often slowly slip out of our daily routines and healthy habits. When flying and upon reaching your destination, it’s essential to stay hydrated. The low air pressure in aeroplanes can exacerbate dehydration. When travelling, either bring your own reusable water bottle or buy a pack of several, keeping them in your room so you can have access to water whenever you need it.

Watch What You Eat

We’ve all heard the stories of eating spiders in Cambodia and eating skewered insects in Thailand. It’s fun and thrilling, an opportunity to try something different and go outside of your comfort zone. No matter where you are, exercise caution regarding food overseas to stave off the classic ‘Bali belly’ and reduce unwanted downtime or expensive hospital visits. Stick with the rule that if it looks dodgy, it probably is. Remember, the Australian industry is highly regulated, and this isn’t the case at all destinations. If you go by this policy, you shouldn’t run into food poisoning during your trip.

Bring Your Own Medicine Cabinet

When travelling overseas during your RTW trip, you never know what kind of sickness, bug, or odd medical issues you’ll encounter. So when packing, create a little medicine cabinet you can take with you, kept in a small bag or pocket. Bear in mind what you can take on the plane. Some recommendations include bandaids, bandages, painkillers, eye drops, Gastro-Stop and anything else you see fit. Of course, if you do forget to pack your own medicine, you can always visit a pharmacy when you arrive to ensure you have everything you need.

Walk Everywhere and Maybe Throw in a Workout or Two

When travelling, it’s easy to fall out of maintaining a healthy exercise routine, but it’s important to integrate physical activity. Throwing in a no-equipment workout here or there will do wonders. Not only will you feel better overall, but you’ll sleep better, and your mental health will thank you for it. Of course, it’s about creating a balance between working out where you can and still enjoying your holiday.

A great alternative to this is walking everywhere, instead of catching transport from place to place within a city. Not only is this a great way to get some exercise but it’s also an incredible way to see a city – you’ll notice so much that you may have missed if you were to take transport. So trust us, when you fly from Australia to Singapore in economy class from $3146, it’s worth walking through the streets of NYC. Don’t let the streetscapes pass you by from the back seat of a cab.

Don’t Skimp On Sleep

It’s easy to stay out late each night on your trip, and while you shouldn’t limit yourself from activities and outings, don’t skimp out on sleep. Sleep is a massive contributor to how we feel and our health, so it’s no surprise that it contributes to maintaining your health while travelling.

Sanitise Where You Can

If Covid has taught us anything, it’s that there can never be too much sanitiser. When travelling through airports, remember that they’re a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Of course, with this comes the need for sanitiser. Having a small bottle near you at all times is a great way to ensure germs can stay away and won’t impact your trip.

Protect Our Skin

We’ve all heard awful stories of travellers enjoying a sun-filled destination, only to return with the worst sunburn you’ve ever seen. We’re here to remind you that bringing and, more importantly, wearing sunscreen is the best way possible to protect your skin. When you travel, you’re constantly walking around outside, sightseeing and discovering the hidden places that our specialist travel agents have recommended. When you’re exploring all of these amazing places, it’s so important that you keep your skin protected. We can promise you that the last thing you want is to be recovering inside your hotel when you could be lying on a tropical beach.

All of our specialised travel agents at Airfare Geeks know how life-changing travelling can be, so while it’s essential to maintain your health, don’t let it restrict you from having fun. Get in contact with one of our specialised travel agents today to book the round the world trip of your dreams.

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