Keep your energy up while on the road, for your sake and those you’re packed into a car with. My best friend and I noticed on our last road trip that we kept having random fussy bursts. We felt really bad about this because we love each other so deeply. After gorging at a diner we realized that we had just waited too long between meals, which resulted in a mutual case of the hangrys.
Learn from our mistake and try out these strategies.
#1/ BRING YOUR OWN PILLOW
Simulating your home sleep environment is critical to getting quality sleep. Don’t rely on a hotel or Air B&B host to have the right pillow for you.
There’s a reason why Bed, Bath and Beyond has a monstrous pillow section. You are a unique snowflake with specific head/neck/shoulder needs when unconscious. This is the advantage of the road trip…you have more room for such essentials.
#2/ REDUCE GROOMING TIME
No, don’t skip moisturizer. Instead, wear a satin hair bonnet to reduce hair frizz and breakage while sleeping. You’ll get more time between washes, which translates to sleeping in later.
#3/ PLAN OUT EVERY MINUTE…EVEN WHIMSY
Seriously. Include breaks for meals, quiet time and build in a cushion for travel between destinations. You’re road tripping so you will at some point miss an exit and wait in line for a gas station bathroom.
You might spot a stunning vista or an awesomely unexpected roadside attraction. Having to blast by because you only scheduled the minimum travel time defeats the purpose of the road trip.
#4/ PACK SNACKS
When I travel, I want yummy, quick, flavorful and space saving foods like GoMacro’s Macrobars. The minis average 100 calories and easily slide into the silicone sleeve on the back of your iPhone. They’re non-gmo, organic, macrobiotic, sustainably sourced, delicious, made with whole ingredients, sweetened with brown rice syrup and low-glycemic — so you won’t crash out like an old crank at angertown.
They’re also really versatile:
~Grab an apple, from the hotel’s breakfast area, slice it up and layer.
~If you travel with your blender, you could also toss one into your AM smoothie.
~Or, chop one up and stir into instant oatmeal.
The Thrive bars are made of superfoods, nuts and ancient seeds. Such a nourishing and hangry fighting option.
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We all know that drinking enough water is the first thing most of us slip up with during travel. You know it’s going to effect your mood, energy level, digestion and I’ll just say it…your bathroom activities.
At restaurants I ask the server to fill my reusable bottle before I leave. Since I’m already fighting the hydration battle, I keep coffee drinks to a minimum and instead add Alsa to my water. The packets are pre-measured and the size of a pen –> so super easy for travel.
I love that Alsa gently boosts me up with a low bit of caffeine from white tea, mate, ginkgo biloba, vitamin C and B-12.
I do most of my road tripping in the summer so I love that their flavors are summery. Dragon fruit, Pomegranate Blueberry and Three Citrus. Total yummers!
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