What to take with you on a plane trip.
On a recent trip to Santa Barbara, I found myself thinking about travel and how it wears the body down. I did a quick inventory of what I had with me, and what I had forgotton.
Number one on my list as a must have: Pop Top Water bottle
Pop top water bottles. Not screw top. Pop top water bottles only require one hand to operate. Screw top water bottles need two hands, and never get their tops unscrewed. Result=dehydration. Remember, if you are thirsty, it is too late! You are already dehydrated. Beat hydration to the punch!
Number Two is Tennis Balls
Two tennis balls in a sock for my mid back. It makes all chairs much more comfortable as it supports me in sitting up correctly, but additionally puts pressure on the muscles running parallel to the spine. That keeps my back loose!
Number 3 is a Foam Roller
My foam roller, which is hollow in the middle. In your suitcase it can be stuffed with clothes, but this trip I carried it on. I tried putting it behind my back, and under one leg, to no avail. However, it made a great footrest and I rolled out my feet, to the delight of my arches.
# 4 Snacks
Compact and protein focused for sustained energy. It is bad planning to be starving upon arriving at your destination!
Why not slip off your shoes and keep your feet warm and comfy for the duration if the flight?
I hope you find this list useful.
A Handy Reminder Card for you
Pin the image below to remind yourself of your essential travel items the next time you find yourself heading to the airport on a trip.