The holiday season is upon us, and for many that means travel! Whether it be to go home for the holidays, to go on vacation, to spend NYE in the city of your choice or to get that last-minute work meeting in before everyone signs off for the holidays, this is the busiest travel period of the year. We want you to have smooth sailing, so have compiled a list of Splendid tips and tricks to make your next travel experience a great one!
PACK FOR SUCCESS
Before taking off, be sure to throw these travel bag must-haves in a backpack or purse to make your travel day go as smoothly as possible.
- Hand sanitizer: germs, beware!
- Rose water face spray: stay refreshed and glowing, despite the sweat and grime of being on the road.
- Reusable water bottle: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
- Portable charger: because we’re all phone-a-holics.
- Headphones: call, listen, jam out (without annoying everyone else)
- Snack baggie: nuts, seeds, popcorn, baby carrots? Your choice!
- Eye mask: sleep, on the go.
- Hand cream: because seriously everything gets dry when traveling.
- Probiotics: your digestive system is thrown off when traveling. This should help.
- Wallet + keys: please don’t forget these.
SPLENDID IS SPLENDID (FOR TRAVEL)
Airport food is expensive and food offerings alongside highways tend to consist solely of fast food. We highly suggest grabbing a Splendid Spoon smoothie or two for your next trip. A grain bowl also makes a delicious and hassle-free meal for on-the-go. Driving? Stick them in a bag with an ice pack to keep cool.
PRO TIP: Flying? Freeze your smoothies to get them past TSA. No need to try to squeeze your AB&J smoothie into a travel-sized container.
HYDRATION IS KEY
Hydration is always important, but especially so when flying. Being in a pressurized airplane cabin with recycled air and a lack of humidity can dehydrate you. If nothing else, pack a reusable water bottle. This is a life saver! A water bottle from an airport bookstore can be upwards of $5 and will definitely not keep you hydrated all day long.
PRO TIP: Nicole, our founder, chimes in. “I carry a water bottle with me wherever I go when traveling and add lemon as much as possible which boosts hydration. Limiting alcohol is key as well - not only does it dehydrate but it messes with sleep patterns.”
Want to stick to your routine while on the road? Change your delivery address and have your weekly Splendid Spoon order delivered to your destination.
“I have Splendid Spoon meals sent to wherever I am staying as well. I can count on the smoothies for breakfast and the soups are really helpful after a long day of meetings. I have had many room temp soups in hotel rooms instead of getting room service. Waking up refreshed is priceless when traveling. I definitely choose healthy over perfect!” - Nicole
STRETCH IT OUT
Whenever you have the opportunity to move around, do! Take the stairs, not the escalator. Walk up and down the aisle of the train or plane. Go for a jog a few hours before you depart. Any exercise, even if it’s walking around the airport lounge, boosts metabolism, improves circulation, and makes you feel happier — think of it as a travel prophylactic.
Travel can really throw off your routine if you don’t prepare. Follow these easy steps the next time you travel and find yourself a bit more calm and collected (until someone opens a hard boiled egg next to you on the plane, then we give you full permission to freak).
PS: Thank you to our ambassador, Christina (@glutenfreefamilyadventures), for our header image! She recently took a trip to the Great Wall of China with an Orange Hibiscus Smoothie in tow!