Coronovirus 2020, Healthy Living, Travel

Stay Healthy: 6 Summer Travel Tips

Stay Healthy: 6 Summer Travel Tips

Summer is here, which normally means it’s time to take a vacation! In the age of the Coronavirus Pandemic, many plans are being changed or curtailed. No matter where you’re going, if you’re not prepared, a potentially amazing holiday can turn out to be the worst. Here are our summer travel tips to make sure everything goes smoothly and as safely as possible.

Wash your hands regularly

It might seem obvious, but this is your best and easiest way to stay healthy while you’re traveling. Regular handwashing can help prevent COVID-19 transmission as well as more routine illnesses like diarrhea and respiratory infections. Washing up can also help you avoid bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella, which can cause major gastrointestinal issues (or even something worse). You’ll also remove germs left from a sneeze or other factors that can cause colds and other illnesses that can ruin your trip.

And consider the health and habits of the people around you. Take antibacterial wipes to deal with germy surfaces, such as a gas pump, door handles, or hotel room surfaces. This is one of my favorite summer travel tips so I can help teach my son proper hand washing in all types of settings with wha is available.

Eat and drink in moderation

There’s no shame in indulging when you’re on vacation, but try to keep a balance between occasional splurges and nutritious food. For example, if you’re planning a big dinner, try eating light vegetables during the day.

Also, try to eat vegetables at least once daily while traveling. Dark, leafy greens are especially a good choice: They can improve your mood and energy.

To further protect your health, try to eat outdoors whenever possible and avoid smaller, older restaurants. Getting to-go orders is a smart alternative as well and provide the opportunity for a fun family picnic.

Stay hydrated

It can be challenging to drink enough water when you’re busy enjoying the summer and sightseeing. However, dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue and even serious health problems.

Here are some useful summer travel tips:

  • Bring an empty bottle to the airport and fill it at the terminal.
  • Keep a bottle of water with you everywhere you go — and make sure you bring extra water for any children traveling with you.
  • Download an app to track your water intake and get notifications.

Get enough sleep

Vacation is a time for both play and rest. If you get less than six hours of sleep per night, even for just a week, you’re more likely to get a common cold than people who sleep more. If your body is thrown off from jet-lag, try taking a melatonin pill on the first night or two in your new environment. This will prepare your body to relax at your new bedtime.

Get some exercise

Even if you need a relaxing vacation where rest is the only thing you’ve planned, try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Exercising on vacation can help you recover from any stiffness from sleeping in a new bed, and it improves your overall energy level. Consider exercising outdoors and avoiding enclosed gyms and studios. 

Use your sunscreen

Days spent at the pool or the beach mean more exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 and apply it every couple of hours or when you’re sweaty and/or wet. This will reduce your risk for skin cancer. Hats are great extra protection for you and your kids.

I hope these 6 summer travel tips can allow you to find ways to still enjoy time together while keeping it safe for you and everyone else. Happy summer 2020.

Written by Durisan, experts in the sanitization industry.

Fashion, Reviews, Travel

Swiss Digital Women’s Smart Massaging Backpack – Review

Swiss Digital Women's Smart Massaging Backpack

Take comfort to work with the Swiss Digital Women’s Smart Massaging Backpack. I almost don’t know where to start as I run through all the features this bag offers from a fashionable and classy look to a back and straps that actually give you a massage! I suppose I will start on the very outside of this backpack.

comfortable backpack

I LOVE the colors! The rose on black is incredibly stunning and you get the right touch of rose gold in the zipper designs. Before you unzip this backpack’s many zippers, you get your phone charging port and power button for the back massager.

Just by unzipping the small side pocket of the Smart Massaging Backpack you will find 2 built-in USB cords. The white cord runs to the back massage power and the black cord runs to your outer USB phone plug to charge your device/phone. You keep your power bank in the side pocket (or remove it as you board the plane which will make this bag TSA-friendly) and plug in either cord. Switch from massage power to phone charging without removing the bag from your back by reaching that side pocket and changing cords or use 2 power banks and keep one in the side for massage power and one in the sleeve in the main pocket for your phone charge. This backpack is so versatile.

work bag

The Smart Massaging Backpack has so much organization potential which suites me 100% as I need to stay as organized as possible when working or traveling. The protective laptop pad even fits my Macbook Pro with its leather case on!

With my old bag I had to take my laptop out of its case to fit it in the protective sleeve. It has the RFID Protection Pocket.

laptop bag

Here is the back! Here you will find the power button for the back massage. It is located in the lower back pad and you just make sure you have a power bank to the white cord in the side pocket and hold that power button down for about 3 seconds to activate. Once you feel the vibration, keep clicking that power button until you reach the desired massage vibration (there is more than one – back, shoulder or both)!

massage bag

There is a mid outer sleeve so you can secure your backpack over your luggage handle. Adjust the shoulder straps easily with a lot of room and also there is a secure waist strap if you need.

The Smart Massaging Backpack includes the same features as SwissDigital smart backpacks with the extra benefit of a personal back massager. 

Massaging backpacks ($99): Available at Costco

To see more backpacks offered by SwissDigital, please visit their website: https://www.swissdigital.us/

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Our Summer Travel Must Have – My Passport Go with Built-In Cable

Our Summer Travel Must Have - My Passport Go with Built-In Cable

With my frequent travels I have come to fall in love with chargers and gadgets that allow me to keep cords and batteries at home! If I can save space and not have to carry extra bulk around then it becomes an instant favorite. My recent gadget has already been out of town with us and is the best portable SSD I have seen – it is the My Passport Go.

portable SSD

It is this very feature above that captivates me as I get to keep my extra cord at home because this one is built-in. You can imagine with my own work, my husbands laptop for work and our 12year old’s many devices that gadgets with built-in cords are so handy and make the best ravel companions.

My Passport Go Features

  • SSD built for travel
  •  Shock-absorbing rubber bumper
  • Built-in cable
  • Drop-resistant up to 2 meters
  • Works with PS4 and XBOX One
  •  More than 2 times faster than typical portable hard disk drives
  • Includes automatic backup software1 for Windows and is also Time Machine compatible for Mac backup (reformatting required)
  • 500GB, 1TB or 2TB
  • Comes in blue or yellow
My Passport Go

This will be ready to use right out of the box on your PC or Mac. Make sure you can bring your files with you when you ravel and know they are ready to you in an instant and protected in the My Passport Go. Available from Western Digital, a leading storage company. Buy now at Western Digital or Amazon.