- Staying Healthy and Safe
Statistics indicate more and more of us women are vacationing or taking business trips alone. You may or may not be heading off on a Himalayan tour, but you may indeed find yourself traveling alone in a new and unknown place. I myself have been on many trips by myself in unfamiliar cities when I was still working in the corporate world. This led me to write my travel ebook on information, tips and tricks that I have either researched or personally come up with that I have found useful. So I decided to post a few of them here and hope they come in handy for you ladies out there when you go on your next trip – be it to the wilds of Kenya, a Himalayan adventure, or to your client meeting in Toronto.
Some of these tips were added to the travel checklists through the years.
- Pack some toothache medicine. Depending on where you are, you may not want a local dentist as instruments may not be properly sterilized.
- Take a small container of Vaseline. It is a great anti-friction ointment and can be used on feet to prevent calluses and blisters, or as lip balm.
- Carry some baby wipes to freshen up your face and any other parts of your body when you do not have access to water.
- Depending on where you are, flowing skirts conveniently cover your legs when you are sightseeing in churches and temples, and are a perfect coverage for emergency bathroom breaks out in nature.
- To counteract jet lag, once you get to your destination, expose yourself to as much sunlight as possible as natural sunshine will sync your circadian rhythm to your new environment.
- Take a door stopper to lodge under your hotel room door for extra safety. This is very handy for hotels without safety latches.
- Looping your money belt around the belt loops of your pants make it harder for thieves to run off with it.
- Hotel reception should not say your room name aloud. If they do, ask for a different room.
- Take a pedometer and track how many miles you walk during your vacation. You may log thousands of miles as you are sightseeing and give you a great sense of accomplishment you can brag about when you get back and it will motivate you to walk more, which is good for your health.
Happy Travels and Stay Healthy and Safe!