Travel Hot and Healthy

By Katey Fetchenhier
on November 23, 2015

Travel: Hot and Healthy

Looking hot and feeling healthy while on the go can be challenging! Between figuring out how to feel comfortable, knowing what to bring with, or choose while out, well the questions can become daunting.

Luckily, we dove in to this tricky subject and did some of the work for you. These simple tips have taken the guesswork out and put the easy-does-it back in.

The Basics: On the Road & In the Air

On the Road: Imagine, your task list is complete, you’re packed and you hit the open road. Wind in your hair, the highway beneath you and feeling free.

Car Attire:

Lara G (who takes many long road trips each year) says she always has something comfy to wear especially if she’s going to be in the car all day.

A stretchy, comfy pair of yoga pants or skirt (that accentuate your curves perfectly), comfortable-to-wear & easy-to-remove shoes and a sexy little option for layering.

Healthy Habits for the Car:

1. Leave the caffeine & sugar out of the equation. If you get sleepy, pull over for a quick 15-30 minute catnap.

2. Pack snacks! Gas station food leaves a feeling of bloated and blah. Here’s what we recommend: Chia Breakfast Cereal – This is hydrating, delicious, travels well & is high in healthy fats (which will keep you full and detour any cravings for junk). You can bring the dry components with you as well and continue eating this your entire trip. 

Refreshing Strawberry & Mint Drink - Staying hydrated while traveling is important. This delicious concoction is cooling by nature (thank you mint!) and is quite a delight on a road trip. Grab the recipe for the strawberry and mint drink here!

For the Flight:

Fashion, function & fruit rank highest for us, and in the case of flying comfortable is functional.

Flight attire:

1. Wear something you can move in.

2. A scarf is a great accessory and also functional, you can use it to pillow your head or to block out light when you’re trying to sleep.

3. If you’re headed to the beach, remember to bring a cover uo for the trip including a light sweater and socks (planes can get chilly!).

Healthy Habits for the Flight:

1. Start your flight off clean! It may seem obvious, yet you’ll feel better if you shower before and you’ll start your trip feeling fresh!

2. Get some exercise ahead of time. No one cares and I promise, you won’t look weird. Yoga is an easy way to help you relax on the flight and to give your muscles a workout before sitting for a long time.

3. Take fruit on the flight. Unless flying internationally (and even when you’re leaving the U.S., you can usually get away with taking it on the flight…just not off the flight on the other end). Fruit is high in carbohydrates which gives you great, yet relaxed energy. It’s also very hydrating. If your blood sugar fluctuates a lot, take some nuts with you as well to ensure you keep stable blood sugar throughout the trip. Fruits we like best for travel include: Oranges Cucumbers Apples Each of these travel well and taste delicious! Cucumbers don’t need to be cut before they are eaten, you can take a bite right out of it!

4. Bring an empty water bottle with you through security. Once on the other side, find a Starbucks and ask them to fill it with filtered water. This is a lot cheaper than buying water and the water is usually triple distilled at Starbucks.

Tips & Tricks from the Pros Voyages

Headed on multi-country trip? Need to pack light and look good?

Case K, swears by packing all in all neutrals, like black. Why? Everything goes together that way, it stays clean longer, and you don’t stand out like a tourist. For instance, when traveling in Europe many people thought she was from the country she was visiting she look so good! 

Another tip comes from Karlie S, one of Lulu Luna’s models, she says try to stick to natural fiber clothing, they tend to remain fresh for longer.

Kelly, a Lulu Luna buyer, says stick to the basics. You can pack simple pants and plain shirts and then accessorize! She also says, always pack at least one classy jacket.

Rolling your clothes is a great way to save space and then they don’t get a wrinkly either.

Expect the Unexpected

Bring what you need to keep feeling good! Take something for stomach relief, immunity, tampons, and any medications you think you may need. It is much easier to find these things while at home than in a place you’re unfamiliar with.

Go with the flow, things will not always go as planned. You may miss your flight, your train, and more. Take a deep breath, and know that you’re making memories you can laugh at later.

Do it like the locals

You may have to take an airplane to get there, but in a foreign place not everything flies. Find out some information about the place you’re going, especially if it’s in a different country. To avoid trouble research local customs, clothing, and ways to act. For instance, leave the short shorts and tanks at home when travelling to India.

One woman tells a story of wearing a tank top in Egypt and being mistaken for a prostitute. Use the opportunity to invest in some new local fashions!

In those tough moments, where you’re alone, in a totally different place with different food, it is so nice to have a small comfort of home.

Relax and Bring Chocolate

On trips I can be nice to have an item from home that you take just to help you relax. Some people bring their pillow, a stuffed animal, or even chocolate. Take the time to pack one small item that can remind you of the comforts of home even when you’re far away.

Pack clothes that make you feel confident. Sometimes you may end up feeling unsure or even afraid when you’re travelling somewhere new. If you are wearing something you like you will radiate with that confidence.

Get Out There

One of the main ways to experience a new place is by trying the food! It is a great way to interact with the local culture, and who knows you may find a new favorite. If you have dietary restrictions, like you are vegetarian, do a little research before you go to find out what local dishes you can order to meet your needs.

Don’t be afraid to talk to the locals! Sometimes language barriers or even the fear of looking like a tourist can hold you back. As you travel you will find that most people love to show off where they’re from, they will be excited that you are taking an interest in their part of the world.

When traveling aim for quality over quantity. If you take your time instead of running through a gauntlet of sights, you’re more likely to enjoy yourself and savor your trip. Taking your time will also allow you to really soak up the culture and atmosphere of the place you’re visiting.

At Home Beauty Supply

By Katey Fetchenhier
on November 21, 2015

5 Things You Already Have in You Cupboard 

1. Baking Soda – this not only makes cakes rise at high altitude or things explode in science, but it can also work as an inexpensive exfoliator for your face and body.
Just take a small quarter sized amount, a few drops of water, use your judgment and gently (very gently please don't hurt yourself) rub onto face in a circular motion. Be very cautious of sensitive areas such as around the eyes.  Rinse off and enjoy your super soft skin! I do it about once per week – I really wouldn't recommend more than twice, too much exfoliating can irritate your skin and cause breakouts.  I also recommend using a natural aluminum-free baking soda you will notice a difference, I buy it in the bulk section of my organic food store for about $1.26. Baking soda can also be added to a bath for added relaxation.  Add 1-2 cups as you fill up your tube.  Baking soda is great for conditioning you skin, and will leave you filling super soft.  It also is exception deodorizing leaving you fresh.    

2. Apple Cider Vinegar – Good for everything!

Mix a tablespoon or so with your shampoo for flawlessly clean hair it also helps add natural highlights! Condition your hair afterwards so that none of the vinegar scent remains.     Apple Cider vinegar is great for keeping your body synced.  It helps to balance your PH, weight, helps with heartburn and more.   Have dandruff or red flaky skin on your face? Some studies show that dandruff and red flaky skin that just won’t go away may be caused by a yeast imbalance.   Get a cotton ball and first add a little water to it, then a slight bit of apple cider vinegar keep the ratio at about 2 parts water to 1 part apple cider vinegar.  It will sting a little bit, but dab the cotton ball on the irritated areas.  You can use more apple cider vinegar, but it will sting.  Don’t get any in your eyes.  You will be amazed at how easily the irritated areas clear up, do this once per week.   I use the brand Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother.  They even have a little recipe on the bottle for how to drink it for optimal health.  

3. Vanilla – widely used to flavor our favorite treats, but it can also be used as an inexpensive perfume, the aromatherapy properties of vanilla also helps to reduce anxiety.  And some people will say scent is the most subtly attractive thing about a person.

Just dab a little on your wrist or just below your ears, and smell as delightful as a cupcake! Check out Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract, it's made in Colorado!

4. Lemon – a little lemon goes a long way!
Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water first thing in the morning!  This not only gets your innards working, but helps you to detox, and in my experience the tartness wakes me up! Be sure to brush your teeth afterwards, being that lemon is acidic and hard on the enamel of your teeth.  Continue to drink lots of water throughout the day (yes I snuck the water tip in, something we can't hear enough of).   
5. Get out there – moving away from things in the pantry, try to get outside at least once a day.
Throughout the day, we have a build up of toxins and hormones that aren't beneficial for our body caused by stress, and emotional strain.  Just by walking a little bit everyday it helps burn these excesses and regulate your body.  Also, whenever I'm feeling super tired and burnt out on everything, a walk helps to clear my mind and wake me up.

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