7 Tips for pampering yourself when travelling

  • Healthy Living

  • Wellness

  • By Geneviève Plante, Author, speaker and food blogger

    Photo credit: Geneviève Plante

    When we think of travelling, words like adventure, discovery and new experiences naturally pop into our mind. But travelling is much more than just exploring the outside world. It’s also a great opportunity to take care of yourself. Even away from home, it’s essential to continue pampering yourself, cultivating your well-being and maintaining your balance to fully appreciate what each destination has to offer. Travelling is also an invitation to reconnect with yourself and enjoy every moment with a clear conscience. Here are seven tips to help you feel good throughout your journey.



    As the day is about to begin, a world of discoveries awaits on the other side of the door. Before diving into the thrill of exploring, taking a moment for yourself can make all the difference. prepares the mind to welcome experiences with calmness and clarity. Whether through yoga, meditation or stretching, there are many ways to connect to the present moment and get ready for what the day has to offer.



    Taking care of yourself is often overlooked as a priority, yet it’s essential for staying in tune with your true self. While traveling, this translates into the pleasure of indulgence. It’s the perfect time to explore local cuisine, sample unfamiliar dishes and perhaps even fall in love with new flavours. It’s also an opportunity to dive into a new culture, learn new things, foster new encounters and indulge in enchanting activities. All we need to do is listen to our desires, and adventure often presents itself in the most unexpected ways. Taking the time to listen and indulge is the key to an authentic and fulfilling trip.  



    It’s no secret that staying hydrated is essential to the proper functioning of the human body. It’s a crucial element not to be neglected, even during our getaways. As soon as you wake up, starting the day with a large glass of water is a real energy booster. After that, a reusable bottle becomes an invaluable travel companion, keeping us hydrated throughout the day, whether in bright sunshine or on sightseeing tours. Not only practical, it’s also a constant reminder of the importance of drinking enough water.


    Keep in mind that water isn’t just something to drink - it’s also something to eat! Particularly in hot weather, it’s a good idea to choose thirst-quenching, water-packed foods. It also contributes to your daily water intake - something you shouldn’t overlook. Think lettuces, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries and melons. In short, fill up your plate with freshness! And don’t forget about ice cubes that can be added to drinks for maximum water intake.



    Vacations are also an opportunity to learn how to disconnect from our digital devices. Although very practical, technology tends to take us away from the present moment. Trips are a perfect opportunity to take a break from phones and screens. Unplug, take the time to admire the surroundings and live fully in the moment! It’s often in this state of mindfulness that we really get a sense of our surroundings, and can truly connect with the experience. The term “connected” then takes on its full meaning: we finally rediscover our sense of inner connection.



    In my opinion, surrounding yourself with positive things when travelling is key to promoting optimal mental and emotional well-being. Bathing in such an environment can have a significant influence on the whole experience. This positive atmosphere can manifest itself through various aspects, such as the choice of accommodations that convey peace, comfort, safety and rejuvenation. I also think it’s important to surround yourself with positive, caring people, whether with your fellow travellers or the people you meet along the way. Welcoming new encounters can add an authentic and spontaneous touch to your journey, which is also very fulfilling. Besides, being grateful, by acknowledging and appreciating what you experience, can strengthen your sense of positivity. In short, these are elements that can help make your trip a richer experience. I’m deeply convinced that nurturing a positive atmosphere brings nourishing and rewarding experiences!



    A happy, well-balanced microbiota is the key to a successful trip, especially when our destination involves changes in environment and diet. So it makes sense to nourish your digestive system to maintain this balance. Bio-K+ Extra Care probiotic capsules offer an effective solution with their concentration of 30 billion good bacteria. Their intent is to promote digestive health with a unique formula containing bacteria of human origin that can also be found naturally in the gut, thus supporting a healthy and balanced intestinal flora to support overall health and well-being. They are shelf-stable, making them an ideal travel companion. Bio-K+ makes it easy to pamper your microbiota while travelling.



    The power of journalling is strong. It’s a wonderful way to tap into our inner landscapes. When travelling, taking the time to journal is a great way to capture moments on paper and engrave them in our memories. Documenting our adventures and discoveries goes beyond simply recording events; it’s also an opportunity to reflect on what inspires our days such that our internal dialogue stays active. For me, narrating my travel experiences and current thoughts is an important way to better understand my emotions and feelings, and name them truly. In doing so, I create a treasure that will stay with me long after my return!

    To sum things up, when we pay close attention to our well-being while travelling, we can truly make the most of our adventures.


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    Geneviève Plante Author, speaker and food blogger
    About the author
    Creativity, authenticity and intuition, this is how Geneviève Plante designs cooking on a daily basis. A passion that this true gourmet has been sharing for six years through her culinary blog Vert Couleur Persil. She has written six cookbooks: Histoires de salades (2016), Houmous & Cie (2017), Vert Couleur Persil – Mes recettes simples et gourmandes (Les Éditions La Presse - 2019), Les Collations (2020), Bientôt dans votre assiette (Les Éditions La Presse - 2021) et L’heure de la soupe (Les Éditions La Presse - 2022).
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