The number one concern for a tourist or a traveler is their health. Many times, your body can not adapt to the changes in the new city or country where you are traveling to, and you fall sick which then ruins your entire trip.

So many people ask this question about staying healthy during traveling, road trips, and flights. Getting sick and nauseous in an airplane or on a road trip is a common trait and happens to every one of us at least once in a lifetime.

Getting sick is nothing unusual especially if you are traveling to a new place with climate change, food and water quality differences and new types of bugs and parasites. The more traveling you do, the more chances you have to pick up a bug or two. We all are aware of how being sick on a holiday trip ruins the entire plan, and therefore we will provide you with some genius hacks and tips to avoid getting sick during a holiday vacation and enjoy your trip to the fullest. Afterall ‘prevention is better than cure.’

Wash your hands regularly

Although this sounds very basic, it has a drastic effect on your health and is advised for the travelers to keep soap with them everywhere for their use only. It can help you prevent many diseases and avoid getting the harmful bacteria into your mouth.

Drink bottled water

While you are traveling to a different place, you can not be sure of the water quality and whether your body will adapt to the changes or not. Hence it is beneficiary for the tourist to always keep standard bottled water with him to avoid getting sick.

Waterborne diseases are very common while traveling and can often induce stomach pains and food poisoning. The traveler should stay hydrated and ensure the seal of bottled water as well.

Eating clean and fresh food

While traveling, your health should not be compromised in any conditions. Eating contaminated foods can cause many diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and many more. You should only eat food that is freshly cooked and hygienic. This does not prevent you from eating street food, but it simply means that you should keep a look at the quality of food and the products being added to the food. Many times, the food is being prepared in front of you.

Also, do not be afraid of having food that seems familiar. We know how fascinating new experiences can be, but you can always compromise them for your health. Having frequent meals helps your body digest the food with more ease, and your body reacts to it normally which lowers the risk of getting sick.

Stay active and exercise

The most common way to stay fit and in shape is by staying active and exercising regularly. If you are at a place with some mountains, find a nearby trail which you can explore while being active. This improves your health and strengthens your immune system which fights off your harmful germs preventing you from falling sick. You can always run and explore the place from a new perspective.

Protect yourself from sunburn

Sunburn can ruin your trip badly. You should take all the required steps to prevent sunburn and apply some sun screening before stepping out in a hot and tropical place. Also, you should stay completely hydrated as it lowers the risk of being sunburnt and also prevents many diseases.

Protecting yourself from mosquito bites

Mosquitoes kill more humans in a day than a shark does in a century. This does not mean to scare you, but it simply means you should take certain steps to avoid getting bit by a mosquito. Some countries and areas have very deadly mosquitoes which can transfer diseases such as:

  • Malaria
  • Dengue
  • Chikungunya
  • Yellow fever
  • Tularemia
  • Encephalitis
  • Ross River fever

And many more.

Some common ways to prevent a mosquito bite is by surrounding yourself by a net before sleeping and spraying the room properly. Also, don’t forget to apply repellant creams and sprays on yourself before stepping out of your residence.