Tips to Help a Sick Traveler Feel Better

08 Apr

Traveling when unwell can be a nightmare. In fact, nobody would want to take a flight when under nausea, shivers, or fatigue duress.  You also don’t want to travel with an upset stomach. But, there are times when you don’t have the freedom to decide whether to travel or not. In some cases, changing travel plans can have serious negative consequences including significant financial losses. Visit this page to learn more about how flying may cause you to feel sick.

If that situations, there are tips that you can follow to feel better when you travel. They include the following.


A busy business person or mom may not have time to rest. However, if you rest less when you travel while sick, you will take longer to get better. Therefore, get quality rest for about 7 to 8 hours if you travel when sick. The basic mechanism for fighting the disease and fixing what is wrong with the body won’t work better if you are always tired. Therefore, make sure that you get enough rest if you travel when sick.

Keep Your Body Hydrated

If you have not been drinking a minimum of eight water glasses per day, make sure that you do so when you travel while sick. Fever, vomiting, and diarrhea are the major causes of dehydration. Your daily liquid intake can include Pedialyte, Gatorade, and coconut water. Clean water will help the body flush out toxins while keeping membranes in proper working condition. You can also carry a portable water bottle for ionized alkaline water.

Use Vitamin C Supplements

Ensure that your body has a healthy vitamin C dose. Vitamin C plays a crucial role of boosting the immune system. It also strengthens the defenses. If you intend to board a plane, use airborne effervescent tablets. It’s recommended that you take 500 mg vitamin C tablets daily. However, there are 1000 mg tablets in some drug stores.

Use Essential Oils

Essential oils are a buzz word today. Common among them include peppermint oil and drops that can be added to warm water when dealing with nausea. You can also rub lavender oil on your ears’ back to enhance quality of your sleep. When having cold, you can massage your feet’s bottom with oregano oil. Do this when traveling and you will feel better.

Use a Face Mask

If comfortable with a mask, use it. A face mask provides protection against dust, allergens, bacteria and germs. Since people don’t have qualms about a face mask, you too shouldn’t.

Use Saline Nasal Spray

It’s recommended that you use saline nasal spray before boarding a plane and after a flight. That’s because the air inside a plane is dry. This makes the mucous membrane dry thereby reducing the infection resistance capability of the body. Keeping your mucous membrane moist with this spray can help.

These tips should act as the essential measures to take whenever you travel when sick. Nevertheless, always talk to your doctor anytime you decide to travel when sick. Some medical conditions may hinder you from traveling. Therefore, make the decision to travel when sick after a consultation with your doctor.

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Ski Resort Vacation Review

28 Aug

Skiing is one of the healthiest and most invigorating workouts that you can indulge in with your entire family. Whether you are a skiing enthusiast or you just want to try it for the first time, a ski resort is one of the best places to visit for a more fulfilling experience. Perhaps, you are planning a ski resort vacation. Maybe you don’t know the best ski resort to visit. Well, here is a review of the best ski destinations in the world that you should consider.

St. Anton, Austria

For many years, St. Anton, Austria has maintained its crown as one of the best ski destinations in the world. Apart from its wild terrains and après, the resort is located in one of the snowiest regions in Europe, Arlberg. St. Anton has 340km of pistes, more than 52 square kilometers of off-piste terrain and 200km off-piste itineraries. Coupled with its efficient lift systems and glamorous chalets and hotels, St. Anton, Austria is a magnet for skiing.

Deer Valley, US

Located in Wasatch Range, Utah, Deer Valley is renowned for its upscale appeal. The resort has hosted several skiing competitions including the 2002 Winter Olympics and the International Ski Federation competitions that are held every year. It caters for an elite audience and boasts of six mountains and bowls, 670 acres of snow, 930 acres of glade skiing and convenient lifts.

Les Deux Alpes, France

Les Deux Alpes, France boasts of some of the most attractive après in Britain. It features a lift system with incredible views like the Venosc connected by gondola that makes it a unique skiing delight. The resort is open from mid June to late August and for the French half term between October and November.

Cervinia, Italy

Cervinia, Italy is a sure ski vacation destination that offers patrons up to 360km of slopes that run across the Switzerland border to Zermatt. One advantage of visiting this resort is that it gives you the opportunity to explore one of the best ski zones in the world at a fraction of the cost. Even without going all the way to Zermatt, the resort is linked to the village of Valtourneche which is also a great snow-recreational ground.

Vail, US

The Vail is a sure ski destination for mixed ability groups. It features an expansive range of runs that are split into three sections. These are the front face, Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin which are all connected with efficient lift systems. Patrons here can choose from the nursery slopes, long cruises at the front face or more challenging steep runs. The huge traffic-free resort village also features Tirolean-themed chalets.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland is a famous ski vacation resort for families, experts, ski travelers and intermediates. At the resort, guests are treated to magnificent views of the Matterhorn, the most photogenic mountain in the world. Apart from the weathered chalets that line up its narrow streets, Zermatt also boasts of snowy slopes. Visit the resort between late November and April for a remarkable experience. This is a hot spot for a friend of mine who is a professional arborist, he visits Switzerland twice a year to go skiing and also to admire the historic trees.

In addition to these resorts, there are several options that you can still consider for a fulfilling ski vacation. These include Alta/ Snowbird, US, Les Arcs, France, Courchevel, France, Jackson Hole, US, Breckenridge, US and Chamonix, France and Snowmass, US.

5 Remote Islands You Should Visit

07 Jan

Sometimes peace and relaxation is all that we need from a vacation. Enjoying a tall Martini on the beachside with vibrant sun shining on top can be the most rejuvenating experiences of all times. Islands are always the best choice for an exotic vacation, but sometimes they seem to get overcrowded.

If you are someone who is looking for a vacation spot that is isolated, remote, and magical, then here is a list of the best remote islands you should visit.

Bear Island/Bjornoya – Norway

Located on the southernmost island in the Svalbard archipelago, this island is the highest peak and is so bleak on the map. It spans only 178 sq km and has no full-time residents, besides a few people who man its weather stations.

Tristan da Cunha – United Kingdom

This island is also called Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. It shares a wide culture of isolated communities with its urbanization. It is 2,770 km from the Cape of Good Hope and has a population of only 29 people.

Cocos Islands – Australia

More than 1,000 km away from Java, this island of 2,000 km from Australia and has a wide collection of 27 coral atolls and two islands. It has a population of 600 people and after Charles Darwin landed here, he ranked this island as one of the best formations of the world.

Tromelin – France

This is a tiny French-owned island that is only 450 km east of Madagascar and is no more than 7 meter above sea level. The East India Company ship was enroute to Malaysia in 1760 and was stranded on this island for a long time. The 120 French solider built a boat and set sail, while leaving behind there 60 slaves. Almost 15 years later, they were rescued when only seven women and a baby remained.

Easter Island – Chile

This is a place that is so remote that people should only visit if they really want too. Easter island lies 3,600 km from Chilean mainland. It has 887 mysterious statues that weigh 14 tons, which were toppled on top of the island. It is thought that over 22,000 native islanders lived there at some point, but due to deforestation and disease, the number went down to 3,00.

Enjoy your remote and isolated island vacation and get the best rejuvenation of a lifetime.

Popular Retirement Destinations

01 Dec

Perhaps looking to buy a second home, or selling up and retiring to a warmer climate to live out the rest of your days? Spain for example offers a whole host of attractions that most people look for when searching for a retirement hideaway. The weather here is pretty much outstanding throughout the year which proves to be ideal for those that like the sun, and enjoy long summer days. The pace of life is relaxing to say the least and flexible eating times allow for late lunches as well as late night evening meals. The pressure of work and the usual fast pace of the work and stress driven life is left behind and exchanged for bottles of wine, and a stress free lifestyle.

France is another common choice for people looking for a different way of life. France is well known for its wine and unique cuisine, and a well situated home will allow you access both great wine and stunning food. If you are lucky enough to get a home in the south of France then you could find yourself surround by acres upon acres of grapevines and vineyards. France offers a relaxing atmosphere that isn’t too far away from the UK lifestyle for example. Being able to keep up the particular elements of the lifestyle that you can enjoy in the UK, United States or Canada but at a much slower pace if desired. Learn more about French wine and where to enjoy it here

Another massively popular destination is Italy. Proving to be the ideal lifestyle for many people, it is not uncommon for some to sell what they have and move to Italy. Offering both rustic and contemporary accommodation, it’s easy to see why people are moving to this country and buying villas in Tuscany as it’s a lifestyle that people dream of. If a relaxing atmosphere and a stunning landscape is what you are looking for then Italy could be the place for you. If you are after a more specific location in Italy then Tuscany could be perfect. In an area steeped in history that screams out the rural lifestyle, you are more than likely to settle down to a level of relaxation that you only dreamt was possible.

Before you buy new property or invest in a rental space in any of these locations it might be advisable to do some research. Check out the internet for some advice and guides and even visit some of the locations and try something like a self catering Tuscany based holiday to really sample the lifestyle… I know I really enjoy it, you can too!

A big “thank you” goes out to our good friend Tim at for sharing this article with us, who has recently invested in a retirement property in France and frequently visits the surrounding cites that were mentioned. He hopes to one day relocate his business to this beautiful part of the world.

Travel Activities on the Beach

30 Oct

Family vacation travel time is a great excuse to go to the beach. You get to enjoy the sun and surf while also spending time enjoying a quality leisure family vacation. Spending time at the beach usually constitutes going for a long weekend, but sometimes staying 3-4 days at the beach can get a little repetitive. How do you keep your children active at the beach? What fun summer activities can you do? We’ve got you covered.

Family travel vacations are the perfect time to start a new hobby, or continue with a project you never finished when you were home. Here are some basic summer beach activities that can be done between just you and a child, or the whole family!

* Shell collecting * Exploring tide pools * Harvesting shellfish * Photography * Flying a kite * Catching fish bait * Bird watching * Beach volleyball * Picnics * Hiking

Some of these activities seem pretty basic, but others can be the beginning of multiple fun projects with your family. The shells you’ve collected could be glued to picture frames or put in vases to make centerpieces. You can make a picture collage of your trip with the pictures you took. Photography can also be a way to incorporate your children into something special that usually only mommy and daddy get to do. Family vacation travel time can sometimes be the perfect time to allow kids to do something they wouldn’t normally get to do… like use the “big kid” camera.

Some beaches don’t allow harvesting shellfish, but for those that do, the adventure and rush of collecting clams, oysters, mussels and bay scallops bring families and children the feeling of being stranded on an island, harvesting their own food to survive! Creating a story to go along with your “hunt” is a great activity that can get the whole family involved.If your kids are slightly older, catching fishing bait can be very popular. Your kids can catch minnows, bait fish, crabs, shrimp and other baits by throwing a small cast net or seines out to sea and dragging it back in.