Woohoo! You made it through 2023 and now we’ve got the whole of 2024 stretching out ahead of you. But before all your resolutions fly out of the window, we’ll give you some top tips to focus on self care while you’re traveling.
When traveling, your usual acts of self care can become less of a priority. But we’re here to show you that adding some healthy habits back into your vacation routine can be easy and actionable. Explore our tips below to help look after your body and mind while on the go this year.
Find a travel-friendly skincare routine
Before you jet off, find a travel-friendly, skin care routine that actually works for you. Taking those moments at the end of a busy day to look after your skin can be really grounding and a great way to unwind.
Pack a good travel pillow
Getting good sleep is important when you’re on the go. And, of course, we can’t recommend good sleep without talking about our Trtl Pillow. You won’t need to waste any precious exploring time - you’ll arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and ready.
Bring a book you’ve been wanting to read
Vacation reading is top-tier. You get to lie back and unwind while checking off some books in your ‘must-read’ pile. Carving out time in your day to focus on one thing you’ve been wanting to do is the ultimate way to show self care.
Reflect on the sights and sounds of every new place by grabbing some pen and paper and writing it down. A travel journal is the perfect way to practice gratitude and really capture your experience in each moment. Take a look at some options here to pick up before your next trip.
Feel the burn
Moving your body is a great way to show yourself some love. And when you’re traveling there are so many different options to try. Start the day off with some gentle stretches in your room, or if you’re near the beach - go for a swim, or why not find a hike to get some amazing photos. You can even do a weighted workout with your suitcase or backpack. The important thing is to listen to what your body needs each day and get out and try new things!
Let your tastebuds lead the way
Local food is one of the best reasons to travel! So get out to local markets and grab some delicious and healthy food that will feed your body and make you feel good.
OOO means OOO
It’s simple: don’t check your work emails on your days off. As soon as you hit that ‘out of office’ button you are now on your own time. Switch off from the work worries and really soak in that much needed unwind-time.
Relax anywhere you can
If you have access to wifi, you can turn any room into your relaxation room. Try some gentle yoga or meditation to give yourself some room to breathe after the stress of traveling. For an extra pinch of luxury you could pack some face masks before you travel to treat yourself, or try out the hotel room bath one night.
Don’t forget water
The simplest form of self care is to drink plenty of water. It’s easy to forget to sip when you’re exploring new places but dehydration can make you feel slower and more lethargic. If you’re needing a water bottle for your on-the-go adventures we recommend our Trtl Flask for this.
Get out and explore
One of the best ways to feel better about anything is to get outside and go for a walk. And when you’re traveling, you have the added excitement of exploring a new place. So what are you waiting for? Unplug and get outside in nature!
Rest up and recover
We touched on it at the start but it really is worth repeating, a good night’s sleep is the best form of self-care. Try to get your eight hours a night and you’ll have time to recover so you’re ready for whatever adventure you have prepared the next day. For the ultimate sleep anywhere, we recommend our Trtl Glimpse Sleep Mask to get the full blackout blind experience.