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Travel Advice, Hydration and Health

According to an AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans – 4 in 10 U.S. adults – are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, slightly more than last year, with road trips topping many vacationers’ plans. Before you depart from reality, take a moment to ensure you and your loved ones are fully prepared with these tips.

Road Trips

Pack Your Patience
Be prepared for busy roads, traffic, heat and frustrations throughout the summer. Bring books, games or music for the ride to keep kids and other passengers entertained. Pack healthy snacks and lots of healthy beverages for kids, especially if you can’t fit in a full meal while traveling, and don’t forget to pack a pillow as well as information on your destination.

Air Flight

Take Preventative Measures
Air travel, especially on international flights, can be stressful and lead to extra strain on your physical and psychological health. Fatigue, increased stress and mental changes have also been reported during and after long-distance flights, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Take time to make sure your immune system is functioning at its best, before and after traveling.

A study published in “Nutrients,” found air travelers taking capsules containing elderberry extract before and during their trips experienced an improved immune system response versus travelers who were given a placebo.

Elderberry extract is available in a variety of travel-friendly formats. For example, Nature’s Way, a pioneer in the health industry, offers Sambucus Elderberry Zinc Lozenges and Gummies, which can be found at most health and wellness retailers. Be sure to ask your health care provider for advice when adding a new supplement to your diet.

Stay Home Vacation

Also known as a Staycation which is a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within driving distance, sleeping in their own beds at night. You  might make day trips to local tourist sites, swimming venues, or engage in fun activities such as horseback riding, paintball, hiking or visiting museums. Most of the time it involves dining out more frequently than usual. They key here whether you are traveling around or kicking it in your backyard is to stay hydrated AND keep yourself from doing any kind of strenuous work because you are home with a honey do list!

Beverage Trends

You’ve heard it a million times. Drink more water. 8 cups a day. For many, that is very, very difficult. First of all it has no taste, second of all, you will need to stay close to a bathroom at all times!

The latest Hollywood Trends gear towards flavoring waters at home. If you have time to get in the kitchen, mix up your favorite fruits or veggies. No need for blending or pulsing. Flavor your water, then eat the fruit for fiber. Keep a supply refrigerated and on hand.


When you are ready to take off for your adventure, simply fill a travel cup designed for flavoring and head out!

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