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Top Tips for Travelling: Enjoy Adventures in Ease

Top Tips for Travelling: Enjoy Adventures in Ease

Grab your luggage, it’s time to go! Whether it be cruising, globe-trotting adventures, or a day trip away, travelling is back on the cards for many people. But before you board that flight, here are a few tips to keep you from making some common travel mistakes:

Do pack light and smart. Do make a habit of over packing for every trip? If so, you’re not alone! However, packing light can have many advantages, including making you a more agile traveller with less to carry from place to place, and less time spent packing and unpacking at every destination. By planning in advance, you can avoid the last-minute over-packing panic and make sure you haven’t forgotten any trip essentials.

Don’t try to cram everything in! Instead, plan rest days. Embracing slow travelling can help to destress your adventures. In fact, by staying longer in a single place you can live like a local and get more authentic and deeper experiences than if you are frantically hopping between destinations. 

Do stay hydrated. Travelling can disrupt your normal routines, so it can be easy to forget to drink as much water as you normally would. A good tip is to carry a reusable bottle with you on your outings, so that you always have a physical reminder to drink, especially in areas where buying water may be difficult. Long days of travelling, particularly if you are sitting in a dry aeroplane environment, can also dehydrate your skin out. Make sure to carry a good facial moisturizer with you. Our recommendation is Dermal Therapy’s Very Dry Face Cream, which comes in a handy 50g size, meaning it’s small enough to bring with you in your onboard hand luggage! 

Don’t forget your sleep aids. Sleeping in new environments can be difficult. Prepping in advance is important so you can be as relaxed as possible at bedtime. This can be as simple as packing an eye mask to block out the light, or finding some comfortable ear plugs to drown out the sound of the plane’s engine. Our recommendations include Mack’s Dreamweaver Contoured Sleep Mask, which includes a free pair of Ultra Safe Sound Earplugs! Or, if you are looking for earplugs that relieve pressure changes while flying try Mack's Flightguard

Do apply your sunblock. The last thing any of us wants is to spend our holiday dealing with a painful sunburn. Make sure to pack a high SPF sunscreen to keep you protected from the sun. Top tip: don’t forget to protect you lips as well! Using a lip balm with SPF can prevent chapped, sun damaged lips. We recommend Dermal Therapy’s SPF50+ Lip Balm because of its moisturizing formula and high protection.

Don’t get travel-sick. Don’t let your plans get derailed by travel-sickness. Instead, plan ahead and if you know you are sensitive to motion-sickness, are cruising, or are likely be travelling in bad weather, have some nausea solutions in place. There are plenty of nausea-relief options, but a couple of our recommendations include: Sea-Band’s Anti-Nausea Wrist Bands, which work by applying pressure on acupuncture points and come in both adult and child sizes; and Sea-Band’s Anti-Nausea Travel Lozenges, which are non-drowsy and come in packs of 24.

Do stay safe from insects. Make sure to protect yourself and your family from insects and the nasties that can come with their bites and stings. We recommend the OZONE Insect Repellent Range, which includes spray and roll-on options, as well as a natural roll-on alternative. For fast and effective soothing of already existing bites or stings, try OZONE’s Anti-Itch Bite & Sting Kids to calm irritation, soothe dry and itchy skin, and neutralise the area.

Our Recommendations:

Dermal Therapy’s Very Dry Face Cream
Mack's Dreamweaver Contoured Sleep Mask
Mack's Flightguard
Dermal Therapy’s SPF50+ Lip Balm
Sea-Band’s Anti-Nausea Wrist Band – Adult
Sea-Band’s Anti-Nausea Wrist Band – Child
Sea-Band’s Anti-Nausea Travel Lozenges
The Full OZONE range

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