5 Tips for Fertility Friendly Travel
I'm heading off for a week in California where I will spend some time in San Fransisco, San Diego, and Santa Cruz. I absolutely love California not only for its beautiful weather and high vibes, but also because its a great place for health nuts to eat. I don't have to do as much preparation for my trips to California as I do my trips back to my hometown of Oklahoma City. In Cali, there's a juice shop on every corner, there are broth bars, and plenty of places for me to find tonics and elixirs. But just because I'll be headed to gorgeous California does not mean I won't be preparing myself for my trip.
Travel can be really disruptive. I found this out first hand after a full year of traveling every month and my cycle being all over the place. Luckily I've now got a system down that keeps me healthy, rested, and fully able to enjoy my trip without having to worry about venturing too far from my normal routine.
Here are a few tips:
1. Pack Your Own Food |
You can take most food through security at the airport as long as it is not a liquid. I have brought my own sandwiches, salads, and wraps with me with zero problems. Also, think about what kind of snacks you might want to bring. Chopped fruit and veggies make for an easy snack. Nut mixes are also easy and great for snacking on. Avocados are an absolute must for me, just don't forget to bring TSA safe utensils.
2. Do Your Research |
The moment my husband told me he booked our tickets to California, I started researching places to eat and grocery stores near our Airbnb. This is a really important tip that I highly recommend. If you loosely plan what you're going to be eating each day, you will be far less likely to binge on something you might not want to eat. You can still plan the treats and sweets, but find options like a vegan ice cream shop or a yummy California green smoothie. This is also another plus of going with an Airbnb instead of a hotel. You get a full kitchen to cook in so you don't have to rely on going out to eat.
3. Bring Probiotics |
Never leave home without them, or your digestive enzymes if you need them. This is really important if you're going to be traveling overseas. While in Bali two summers ago, I had no digestive issues and I attribute this completely to bringing along probiotics and enzymes and making sure I took them regularly.
4. Support Your Immune System |
People can be really gross and germy, especially when traveling. I can't tell you how many times I've watched someone use the bathroom in the airport and leave without washing their hands. You don't want to get sick while you're away so make sure to start supporting your immune system weeks BEFORE your intend to travel. I love using medicinal mushrooms, herbs, and fruit to do this.
5. Find time to Rest |
Why is that we come back from vacation exhausted? Shouldn't we leave exhausted and come home rested? That has always been my husband's and I's philosophy when we travel. We like to rest. A vacation jam-packed with activities and a full itinerary does not sound fun to me. What does sound fun is relaxing on the beach with a good book in hand. Find time to relax when you're away so that you don't come back drained.