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Healthy and Safe Travel Resources

Healthy and Safe Travel Tips

 South Carolina Travel

Donna bicycles on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

You can’t travel if you aren’t healthy. I learned that the hard way when a back injury caused my early return from a Christmas markets river cruise in December 2012. That’s why Alan and I dedicated 2013 to getting healthy and staying that way. Read our tips at the One Healthy Change to see how we stay healthy while traveling and at home.

Although we are obviously big fans of active travel, we know the importance of being prudent when it comes to taking care of yourself while traveling. Take a look at a few online resources for keeping healthy while living out your travel dreams:

Safe Travel Resources

The world is a bit of a mess these days and, unfortunately, as we travel, the reality of terrorism is always present. Although some things are completely out of our control, there are a few steps that you can take to travel safely, including having a communications plan with friends and family in the case of an emergency. For some more ideas, take a look at Donna’s advice on How to Travel Safely as well as these resources:

Gear for Safe and Healthy Travel

Ribbon Crusher Hat

Hats are a must for sun and wind protection. We recommend either the Ribbon Crusher Travel Hat or Women’s Isla Hat for trips because they are both lightweight and packable.

Craghopper shirts look good but also protect you from the sun with spf protection built into the fabric. It's one of our recommended skin cancer travel tips.

This Craghopper shirt has sun protection included in the fabric.

Using sun protective shirts like Claude Long Sleeve Shirt from Craghoppers, which uses SolarShield zinc oxide is a great idea while hiking or exploring exposed areas like exotic beaches. It’s also a great idea to use while driving in order to protect against the UV rays coming through the car windows.

Sun X Sunscreen with Towelettes

Coretex SunX SPF30 Sunscreen with Towelettes are handy little towelettes that’ll help protect your skin in a pitch while out exploring in the sun.

Streetwise Security Alarm

Streetwise Security Products Streetwise iAlarm is a handy security device that is really useful for travelers, especially if you’re traveling alone. The compact personal alarm and LED flashlight are great tools for self defense and it even has a motion detector alarm that can help protect your valuables while you are gone.

Lewis and Clark Neck Sash

Lewis N. Clark Rfid Neck Stash is a great way to hide your credit cards, money, and other personal items under a coat or jacket and away from the dreaded pickpocket.


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