How to Eat Healthy While Traveling – A Guide for Everyone

Eating healthy can be a big problem when you’re on a trip. When you’re in camping or traveling abroad, you might go for easy to pack junk foods. They tend to keep their taste even when not refrigerated. However, most are empty calories and a lot also have harmful inorganic and organic chemicals. Want to stay healthy while enjoying the sights and scenes? Here are some tips to help you.

Traveling – Preparation is Key

Staying in a hotel in another country or a significant place far from home is a problem. If its your first time, you might have problems with the surrounding areas and where to buy food. You can keep your healthy diet while traveling by gathering information first.

  • Ask if your hotel has mini fridges – A mini fridge will play an important role in eating healthy while traveling. You’ll need it to keep vegetables and fruits fresh while you stay on vacation.
  • Map out the area – Find the local markets near your hotel. It also helps if you can map a route ending with the trip going through a local vegetable and fruits market.
  • Bring coolers – If you’re going for a longer tour, bring a cooler to load veggies and fruits to eat.
  • Always bring water – Water helps keep you hydrated and full so you don’t get tempted to splurge.

Perishable vs Non-Perishable

Another aspect to consider with healthy food is their expiration. Storing your healthy foods can make a difference in palatability and of course nutritional value on a trip. This is especially true for road trips and camping.

Non-Perishables

Non-perishables include bottled water, powdered meal replacement, protein bars and more. These might require storage in a cool and dark place away from exposure to sunlight.

Perishables

 

Fruits and vegetables will require a cooler. If you’re on a road trip, an electric cooler that can be attached to your car will do trick. Store these in air-tight containers in the cooler.

Top Healthy Perishable Food

  • Hard-boiled eggs (peeled)
  • Lightly steamed or baked sweet potatoes (fully cook again before eating)
  • Salad with greens, toppings and tossed in olive oil
  • Raw milk cheeses
  • Bananas with stem wrapped to delay ripening
  • Strawberries
  • Raw corn (can be steamed by campfire)

Top Healthy Non-perishable Food

  • Dried fruit like mango and apple
  • Fried banana and sweet potato chips
  • Energy bars
  • Nitrate free Jerky
  • Nuts/Seeds or custom-made trail mixes
  • Raisins

Storage Options for Traveling

Aside from coolers, you also need to store each food especially the ones listed above. Consider investing in air tight containers of several sizes. You can choose the following containers to avoid BPA plastics.

  • Stainless Steel
  • Shock proof ceramics
  • Shock proof glass
  • BPA Free plastic containers
  • Food grade bamboo bento boxes

Other Healthy Food Habits

Finally, eating healthy also means adopting healthy habits. Bring these items along so you won’t get sick eating or drinking anything while traveling.

  • Hand-sanitizers
  • Hand soaps
  • Easy to wash utensils
  • Personal cup
  • Oral hygiene products

Now who says you can’t eat healthy and travel at the same time?

Check your fav technology blogs to see which options work for you.

My Apartment Security Cameras Caught a Thief While I Was In China

Travel is my favorite thing to do, so, of course, I do it as often as I can. This can often mean that I am away from home for days if not weeks at a time. After reading through many tech blogs, I found a great solution to keeping my apartment safe while I’m away. So, before my last trip I took to China, I decided to add some home security.

You may think “Home security? Isn’t that a huge expense?” Honestly, no. Check out the WyzeCam for $20. There are so many options! You just have to find one that works for you.

A Little Background

Other than my constant traveling, adding home security was on my mind before my trip to China. When I moved into my new apartment recently, I had a terrible time getting my mail. The apartment building had individual mailboxes for small mail items like letters, but packages were either accepted at the office or left outside of the individual apartments. I order a lot of items online from places like Amazon in between my travel plans, and for some reason packages just stopped showing up (which is one of the reasons a lot of tech blogs say people buy apartment security systems .) I must have a huge file under my name at Amazon customer service, because I was calling so often to complain about packages not arriving.

Many of the items I ordered were for my next trip, so it was causing a problem. The apartment office manager (Jeff) kept telling me that he didn’t receive any packages for me, so I knew the packages must be getting left at my door. I didn’t want to believe that one of my new neighbors was stealing my packages, but that seemed to be the only answer to why my packages kept going missing. So this package problem just doubled my need for security while I was away, and a home security system seemed like a no-brainer.

Catching a Thief

I put one camera facing the outside of the door so it would catch anyone coming to my door on camera. Nothing happened the first couple of deliveries, but on my second day in China I had some downtime and decided to look at my phone and check out the footage. (I have night vision on my set up, nothing as high-tech as the Nocturnal Security Cameras I read about though.)

Many tech blogs offer info on great solutions for home security.

Security systems can keep your home safe while you are away traveling.

Sure enough, I caught someone stealing a package that had been delayed and sent after I left on my trek. The mail carrier dropped off two packages outside my door, stacked neatly against the door. Not five minutes later a door down the hall opened, and a teenager emerged. He walked up to my door, took one of the packages and disappeared back into the apartment down the hall. I was furious, but what could I do from where I was?

Well, since the security system was app-based, I had the entire event on camera. I emailed Jeff who was surprised. I didn’t want to press charges, so Jeff talked to the boy (who returned my package). Since then, management installed new secured locked boxes for each apartment instead of having packages left at individual doors.

I feel much safer now with our new lockboxes, but I keep my security system up for good measure. I still plan on doing a lot of traveling, so I’m better safe than sorry! Thanks Digital Addicts for the info! Gotta love finding solutions on tech blogs!

Until next time! Who knows where I’ll go. Have any ideas? Message me!

-Melanie-