I would describe my packing style as somewhere in between anal and relaxed. I normally don’t seriously pack until the night before a trip or day of. If I am not packing in my Coach duffle bag, I am using a rolling carry-on sized suitcase. I do not own luggage sized for checking. I always check my baggage out of bag loss anxiety, and just the comfort of knowing where my stuff is.
I always over-pack my toiletries and my intimates because you never know what could happen, and those are the two hardest items to replace. I always pack a particular way. I pull out the items I want to pack a few days before the trip, and roll my clothes for a tighter fit. Shoes go in first and toiletries always last. When I get home from a trip, I refill my toiletries so they are always full and ready to go on another trip.
Once I leave for the airport…
I normally fly American Airlines, but on the occasion that it is not available, I fly JetBlue. Since I have the luxury of having airline status, I push the envelope on my arrival time since I know I won’t run into a line. Once through security, I pick up two bottles of Smart Water and the weeklies from Hudson News. If I have any time to spare, I sit in the airline lounge.
On the plane…
During flight I will usually treat myself to the weeklies before I start working. I have been known to do my best work on cross-country trips. On red eye flights I will watch a TV show, then sleep. Entertaining myself in flight is easy. I use my MacBook Air to watch TV shows or to get some work done.
Seat preference is always aisle for quick bathroom access. I drink the two bottles of Smart Water- one filled with David KirschThermo bubbles to curb my appetite, and the other with plain water. I never drink soda during flight because the carbonation makes our bodies bloat. As far as eating goes, if I am hungry I will eat almonds or a protein bar, but normally never a meal. I try to time my flights so that I am not missing a meal or eating on a plane.
Travel is a necessity, and I like to do it a specific way. I’ve had a lot of practice.
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Just to preface- I am not a crazy health nut, BUT I do find value in taking care of myself while traveling. I guess it would be safe to say I’m a bit of a high maintenance traveler. Before and during the flight I drink lots of peppermint tea in order to reduce bloating. I also like to have my favorite healthy snacks on-hand: Trader Joe’s Packed Almonds, David Kirsch Bars, and Ricola Lemon Mint Cough drops.
When I am home I work out regularly, so when I am away I like to maintain somewhat of a routine. I use the app Sportaneous to find cool, local exercise classes in the area that I am visiting, in order to do what the locals do. I like to try new things, and this is a great way to do it and get a great workout in. Working out is obviously a great way to maintain the figure that you work so hard on while at home, but exercising is also super beneficial when traveling. I notice that if I wake up and work out while away, my body is less likely to feel the before and after affects of my trip. You don’t have to follow my lead, find what works best for you and your body.