Personal travel tips!

After an adventurous trip to Botswana and South Africa with a very ‘demanding’ safari schedule, 12 flights, time change and food differences it took  a toll on the body- not to mention the mind.  My number one saving ‘must’ was to stay hydrated.  Between dried/bloody nostrils from the plane trips, the lack or drinkable water at our lodges, I found myself constantly buying or ordering water wherever I went. It helped with the daily BM as well as helped with the fatigue.  I also brought my netti pot and saline to help with the healing of my dehydrated sinuses. I certainly did not have my daily exercise routine but there was a lot of walking, good food to choose from and no ‘junk foods’.  I was happy not to over indulge to feel uncomfortable but certainly enjoyed the various game, fish, greens and fruits.  Sort of surprised with lack of nuts and beans- since it would be such a simple staple to have available.  However- maybe the lodges didn’t feel it was what guests would want.  I was consistent with my sleep schedule since I get very grumpy if I don’t get it- ask my husband!  I did have my bouts with an ‘upset stomach’, a sun rash and dry eyes, even with all the precautions.  I felt good that I spent the extra time to be prepared and ready for any minor health incident that may have happened.  All in all a great time- won’t be traveling that far away for some time, but glad I did it and had the opportunity to enjoy this beauty nature has to offer. 

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