Sometimes, when I am supposed to be working hard at this blog, I get stuck on Facebook quizzes. It happens to the best of us. Recently I took the Dukoral Canada quiz about travel style. In a couple short questions, the quiz told me that I am a Culture Vulture. Well that’s probably not a surprise to readers of this blog but it got me thinking.
I have been travelling for eight years now and my style as a Culture Vulture hasn’t changed much. But other aspects of my travel style sure have. For one thing, I never used to buy travel insurance when I travelled. I always used to wing it. Luckily I never had any major illnesses while on the road. But now that I travel with my little guy, I buy annual multi trip insurance.
Another thing that has changed is what I pack with me. Now that I travel with a baby, I am much more diligent when I pack my travel med kit. For more info on what to pack in your medical kit when travelling with a baby, check out our guide here.
Top tips to stay healthy on the road
Having a well stocked med kit is imperative when on the road, but the best strategy is to avoid getting sick in the first place. Here are some of our strategies to stay healthy on the road:
- Stay away from unpeeled fruit and veggies. Even if the fruit and veggies are well washed, the water it was washed in might have nasties in it. By only eating peeled fruit and veggies, or cooked fruits and veggies, you might save yourself some rushed trips to the loo.
- Stay away from tap water, unless it is boiled or sterilized. I travel with a steri-pen which sterilizes tap water. It’s a great little device, and we even used it to sterilize water for our baby’s bottles.
- Even eating well and sterilizing water doesn’t work all the time. Travel with a good anti-diarrhea medicine like Dukoral.
Want to find out what type of traveller you are? Take the travel style quiz on Dukoral’s facebook page and you could win an $1000 Amazon Voucher, or a Go Pro camera.