Taking Care Of Your Health When Travelling

Keeping your health under control can be testing at the best of times. However, those challenges are even greater when you’re away from familiar surroundings. Do not let this stop you.

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We all know that travel can be great for the soul, but this is only possible when you pay attention to the health aspects. Here are 10 top tricks to ensure that your time away is as comfortable as it can be.

  1. Get the necessary injections and take the right precautions. Travelling to foreign lands may put you at risk of various illnesses. Most of the information regarding which steps are required can be found online. In reality, though, it’s always best to visit your local GP in advance of the trip. Aside from the fact that it’s better to be safe than sorry, this will put your mind at ease before and during the trip.
  2. Take out travel insurance that covers medical bills. While it’s always better to prevent accidents rather than attend to the fallout, you should always be covered. We’ve all read the horror stories of people that have faced five-figure medical bills due to a lack of insurance. For your peace of mind as well as the physical health benefits, it’s best to get this in place now. It can be a single trip or an annual coverage.
  3. Attend to existing health problems by having the necessary medications. Whether it’s effective relief from IBS symptoms or migraine tablets, equipping yourself with these items is key. Otherwise, you could be left to try finding those items in another country while also facing the symptoms of discomfort. Besides, taking the products that you are familiar with ensures that you’ll bypass the threat of any side effects.
  4. Pack the right clothes and sun lotions to protect yourself against the sun and other weather features. If you’re heading to a beach, it’s vital to have water resistant materials too. Meanwhile, you may want to think about after sun and other blocking features. Without those protective products, you could land yourself in a very uncomfortable situation. Unless you wish to spend days in bed, you’ll want to give this aspect the attention it deserves.
  5. Stay in touch with people. Even if you are having the time of your life, it’s always nice to maintain the connection with loved ones. This can provide emotional comforts throughout your journey while also letting you stay up to date with development at home. Besides, it’s a mutually beneficial idea that lets them enjoy your journeys and adventures. Given the ease of using modern video tech, you’d be a fool not to take advantage.
  6. Remain hydrated at all times. While food and nutrition are important, it’s the hydration levels that will truly influence your overall comfort levels. If trekking or taking on adventure challenges, water filtering bottles are available. On a separate note, it’s better to choose bottled water over tap water in foreign countries. This is because the impurities can cause upset stomachs and other minor health conditions that you’d probably rather avoid.
  7. Pay attention to your choice of footwear. You’ll get through a lot of walking on holiday, even if it’s merely to explore the town. The wrong selection of footwear could cause major problems, including blisters and bleeding. Nobody wants to spend the majority of their vacation hobbling around due to highly preventable problems. While it may not be a permanent health concern, getting this aspect right counts for a lot.
  8. Make sure you sleep in a comfortable position. A bad night’s rest will cause a number of troubles. Again, while these may not lead to permanent issues, those backaches and other pains may stop you from enjoying your trip. Packing a travel pillow is very useful if flying economy. It may also prove to be an effective solution if your hotel or accommodation fails to provide the right materials for your stay.
  9. Be careful when picking your travel companions. Enjoying a close friendship with somebody doesn’t necessarily mean that they will make a good travel companion. In fact, holidays are known to be a source of causing friendship breakups. If you’re going to travel with a friend or loved one, be sure that you can stand each other for those extended periods. Alternatively, you may find that solo adventures are the way to go. Your mental health depends on it.
  10. Have the details of any conditions, from food allergies to details of illnesses, written down. Make sure they have been translated to the language of the place you are visiting. The harsh reality is that it takes just a single mishap to change your life forever. By having this info available, you’ll know that anyone you come into contact with understands your circumstances. This should keep you in far greater health.

A healthy holiday is a happy holiday. With the above steps under control, you won’t go far wrong.

Exploring Walt Disney Studios

Following on from our last post -on day two we plan to take a look around the Studios, which is the part I have enjoyed most in the past.

When entering the Studios I can remember walking down an indoor street that was filled with shops pretending to be in Hollywood. This really does set the scene for our imaginations though, as I definitely associate Disney films with fantasy, glitz, and glamour.

Heading out of the main entrance you come across the perfect picture opportunity with Walt and Mickey – smile for the camera. From here this time we plan to take a right and head straight to Monsters Inc. for more picture ops and if the timing is right a trip into the Animagique Theater. Before, entering Toon Studio.

Toon Studio

This is an area for the younger children on our little adventure, as they can take a ride on a magic carpet, discover the ocean on Crush’s Coaster, and explore Radiator Springs with Lightning McQueen and the gang.

Heading further into the Toon Studios I look forward to taking a trip on the Rataouille ride which will be fun for all as you discover what it is like to be in the film. From here we enter the land of Toy Story (one of our favourite animations). I can remember this area well because my son absolutely loved the Slinky Dog ride, although he probably won’t be that interested this time around, perhaps more interested in the next stop…

Production Courtyard

Home of The Hollywood Tower Hotel for those who like a little terror and the Studio Tram Tour, which seems to always of been a firm favourite.

It is here I like exploring the set designs and the materials used to make them, as I have a love for the Theatre and act in my spare time. From this point, we will stop for a bit to eat at the Cafe, before heading to Backlot.

Backlot

As well as some of the rides such as the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster there’s also the Moteurs Action! This I do remember well because I thought it was fantastic, I just hope it wasn’t one of those times when you watch something as a child and think it’s amazing and as an adult, it’s actually pretty crap.

Before, leaving the Studios we will also take a stop at The Disney Animation Gallery where the younger children can meet some of the characters and also learn a thing or two about animation creation.

Then it’s off to the shops for some souvenirs before heading back to the hotel for a good nights sleep before the journey home.

How Best To Afford Your Next Big Trip

If you constantly put off travelling for money-related reasons then it’s time to change that. Nobody should feel as if they can’t see the world because of financial restrictions. With the right planning, you can travel anywhere in the world. You might not be able to pull together the resources to go on a round-the-world trip today, but you can always make arrangements for the future. Let’s talk about how best to afford your next big trip. If you’re fiscally responsible then you could go on a fantastic trip sooner rather than later.

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Get your money together

The first step to affording your next big trip is to get your money together. Start by budgeting yourself and getting a little stricter in terms of your spending habits. By setting aside more savings, you’ll have more funding to explore the world. But the problem might be that you have scarce funds in your bank account on a monthly basis because you have too many bills to pay on a regular basis. That’s why the best way to afford your next big trip is to tidy up your personal finances. And we’re talking about more than foregoing luxury costs; we’re talking about spending your money more wisely on basic things too.

You could also consider getting financial support if you’re still struggling to save up enough money to fund your travels, even with a better budget. You could consider installment loans for bad credit if you have a low rating. Such loans are well-suited to people with a bad financial situation because they help you split the loan repayment into manageable installments. This could help you fund your trip in a way that doesn’t leave you worried about covering the costs in the future. Getting your money together is all about planning ahead, and there are plenty of resources out there to help you.

Visit somewhere close to home

Another great way to afford your next big trip is to plan a big trip close to home. You don’t have to go on a round-the-world adventure every year (you’d probably be broke if you did). But a “staycation”, as some people call it, doesn’t have to be a compromise. There might be plenty of absolutely wonderful places that you’ve never thought to visit closer to home. Get in the car with your friends or family and go on an adventure. Road tripping is exciting in itself, but this will be a much cheaper way to see new places than jetting off to some destination thousands of miles away. It might be your best option if you’re worried about the cost of a trip abroad.

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Use price comparison websites

You could also make your next big trip more affordable by shopping around online for the best deals. Rather than simply jumping at the first flights or accommodation offers you find, you could use comparison sites to weigh up the many different options available to you. Depending on the time of year at which you travel and the airline you choose, you could very good deals on your flights. Of course, you can occasionally get amazing deals on last-minute flights if an airline is desperate to sell seats that haven’t been filled. The point is that you need to do the sufficient amount of research to make sure you’re getting the cheapest possible deal.

We’re off to Disneyland

So, I have been to Disneyland before but for some reason, I can hardly remember anything. This time I am determined to remember the trip so I am going to plan ahead.

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After getting inspiration from Fishbowl Life I decided the family have to go back to Disneyland, Paris that is, and we are going by coach! I know we are crazy and there are 10 of us going, but plenty of adults to take care of the little ones. On the other hand, there are a variety of age groups so we need to make sure all children are catered for.

Frontierland

As this is closest to the entrance our journey will probably start here – although I do like and can remember Main St so would spend a bit of time there. The Phantom Manor looks good so we will take a wander in there and be spooked!

There’s also Big Thunder Mountain that I’m sure my boy would like to go on and a photo op, which we love. Next to this area is the Indiana Jones ride – and we are travelling with some Indie lovers – this ride is on our list as we make our way to Adventureland.

Adventureland

The place for pirate lovers a couple of good rides and a tree house. This area also looks like it has plenty of places to eat so we will be stopping at Captain Jacks for some refreshments before heading to…

Fantasyland

By the looks of things, the small children will want to take Fantasyland, and this is where Peter Pan’s Flight is and I can remember loving this ride – even as a teenager! I’m imagining we will visit this area around lunchtime after we have had some food, this way we can ensure the little ones are occupied for most of the day – I know this is an odd thing to say when in Disneyland but it can be a lot of walking and waiting.

Discoveryland

This seems to have something for everyone, our main plan here is to take those who love Star Wars to Hyperspace Mountian, whilst the younger children try out Autopia. Then all of the family can try the Buzz Lightyear Laser Tag.

Somewhere within all of this we also need to catch a parade and meet some of the characters, obviously Mickey.

In the evening we are considering visiting Mickey’s Cafe for dinner but we are not too sure yet – we are finding that all of these restaurants need to be booked well in advance and as we are going at Easter the park will be busy.

We are there for two days and on day 2 we plan to visit Walt Disney Studios – I remember personally preferring this area to Disneyland Park. But, I will share this in a different post.

If you have been or have any tips for meal plans please let us know 🙂