Everyone wants a vacation full of relaxation, adventure and a time to rest. But for many travelers its just the opposite. Often you deal with anxiety and stress on top of an already compromised immune system and you end up having a disastrous vacation. All you need for a safe and a healthy getaway are a few essentials. Prepare yourself for the inevitable with these health and safety tips:
Keep Your Hands Clean
Wash your hands often, especially before eating, to ward off germs and viruses. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer when you don’t find running water. Use the sanitizer to wipe off the tray tables and before touching the in-flight entertainment system.
Beware Of Pests
Check the seams of the mattress for any pests or bugs. To prevent bed bugs coming home with you, use a travel-size bed bug killer and repellent.
Bring A First-Aid Kit
Having something handy to relieve headaches, diarrhea, insect bites is the best way to deal with minor problems. Your kit should have bandages, travel sickness medicines and anti allergic drugs.
On the road or in a plane, its important to stay hydrated while in transit to prevent achy muscles and deep vein thrombosis. Rely on bottled water if you cannot trust the tap water to ward off various bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause diarrhea and other infections.
It has a internet connection, a guidebook, maps, GPS, camera, alarm clock and a locator. More importantly it’s also a phone which can be used for emergencies anywhere you are. Keep it charged so that you don’t run out of battery in case of an emergency. Use power saving tools to save battery life.