The Full-Time Traveler’s Definitive Guide To Staying Sane And Healthy


Traveling the world is a dream for many people, but it can also be challenging. You’ll have to contend with limited space and resources, keeping yourself healthy on the road can be difficult. If you’re planning on taking off full-time and exploring someplace new—or returning home after moving abroad—here are some tips that will help you stay sane while living out of your suitcase:

Pack a good pillow.

You’ll be spending a lot of time in your bed, so it’s important to make sure you have a good pillow. Your pillow should be soft and supportive, but not too thick or thin. If it’s too small or large, this can cause neck pain and headaches.

A good travel pillow will help you get a great night’s sleep anywhere you go!

Get a good night’s sleep.

Sleep is a crucial part of your health and well-being, but it can be hard to get enough of it when you’re on the road. You might feel like you have too much to do in a day, or maybe you have trouble falling asleep when you’re away from home. The good news is that there are some easy ways to get better sleep as a full-time traveler!

The amount of sleep each person needs varies depending on age, gender, health conditions and other factors–but generally speaking adults should aim for between seven and eight hours per night (with children needing even more). If this seems like an impossible feat given how much time it takes just to pack up all those suitcases after waking up early for another day on the road…well…there’s still hope! There are plenty of simple ways to improve your mental state so that getting out of bed isn’t so daunting:

Stay hydrated.

You’re going to be traveling a lot, which means you’ll be spending a lot of time in airports and on planes. This can be rough on your body–especially if you’re not well-prepared for it.

Because of this, it’s important that you stay hydrated! To make sure that happens, drink plenty of water before your flight so that when the time comes for boarding and sitting down in your seat at 35,000 feet (or whatever altitude your plane is flying at), you won’t feel thirsty or have trouble sleeping because of dehydration.

It’s also important not to overdo it with alcohol: while booze might help numb some feelings during stressful situations like travel delays or long layovers at airports (and we all need those!), drinking too much will dehydrate us even further than just plain old water alone would do! And since alcohol can cause dehydration by making us pee more often than usual…well…you get where I’m going here!

Eat healthy snacks.

  • Eat healthy snacks. The best way to stay healthy while traveling is by making sure you have a variety of nutritious options available. This can be as simple as keeping granola bars or nuts in your bag, but if you’re going somewhere with more options, it’s worth stocking up on fruit and other healthy treats before leaving home.
  • Avoid salty snacks like chips and pretzels–they’ll make your stomach feel worse than before!

Pack a good water bottle.

It’s important to pack a good water bottle. First of all, it should be BPA-free, which means that the plastic doesn’t leach toxins into your water and make you feel queasy when you drink it. Second of all, it needs to have enough capacity for your daily intake of fluids (usually around two liters). Finally and most importantly: this is one thing that can actually help keep you healthy while traveling!

If you’re going on an epic road trip or hiking adventure through the mountains and deserts of America’s Southwest, then maybe investing in an insulated stainless steel bottle is worth considering–but otherwise just get something simple with a wide mouth so it’s easy to fill up at restaurants or gas stations along the way.

Exercise often, when you can.

Here’s the deal: exercise is crucial to your well-being. It’s also one of the most difficult things to do when traveling full time, as you have limited space and resources. But if you can make it happen, it will pay off in spades.

Here are some tips for staying active while on the road:

  • Find a way to get some kind of workout into your day–even if it’s just walking around town or doing squats in your hostel room while watching Netflix (I’ve done both). You’ll feel better physically and mentally if you keep moving!
  • Get creative with what exercise looks like for YOU–and don’t be afraid of stretching outside of traditional gym settings. Maybe there’s a swimming hole nearby where no one knows how long ago someone last saw any chlorine being added; maybe there are hiking trails right outside town; maybe there’s yoga offered at a local community center once per week…and so forth! Whatever works best for YOU will likely differ from other travelers’ needs too–so go out there and find YOUR thing!

Don’t let the stress consume you.

Stress can be a big problem for travelers. Being away from home, in unfamiliar places, and not knowing what to do next are all things that can cause stress. Stress can lead to health problems such as heart disease or depression and make you more likely to make bad decisions like getting into dangerous situations or making rash life changes that you regret later on down the road.

Take time to relax and unwind at the end of each day.

One of the most important things you can do for your health and sanity is to take time to relax and unwind at the end of each day. This doesn’t mean sitting down in front of Netflix, although that’s perfectly fine too! Try taking a bath with Epsom salts or lavender oil, meditating, writing in a journal, working out (if you have time), listening to music… whatever works best for you.

If possible, try getting outside during this time as well–the fresh air will do wonders! If it’s dark out already when it comes time for your relaxation ritual (which may happen more often than not), go ahead and turn on some lamps instead so that there’s enough light around for comfort but not enough brightness from outdoors sources like streetlights or headlights shining through windows that would prevent total darkness from settling over everything else around us..

These tips will help you keep a healthy lifestyle while traveling full-time

You’ve probably heard of these terms before, but do you know the difference between them?

  • Pilgrim: A pilgrim is someone who travels for religious reasons. In the past, they would walk long distances to visit holy sites and shrines. Today, many people still travel in this way as part of their faith or spiritual journey.
  • Traveler: This term refers to anyone who travels regularly and often throughout their life–they don’t necessarily have one specific destination or purpose for their travel.
  • Nomad: A nomad is someone who moves from place to place with no permanent home base (or only one). They live a very different lifestyle than most people because they move around so much that they don’t develop strong ties anywhere in particular; instead all their belongings fit into a backpack! You might think this sounds terrible at first glance but there are actually some benefits…


We can’t stress enough how important it is to stay healthy while traveling full-time. You don’t want to get sick while you’re out in the world exploring new places and experiencing new things, so make sure you follow these tips!

Jess Fisichella

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