3 Healthy Things to Bring on a Trip

That jerky kid kicking the back of your seat on the plane,

the corner street light glaring directly into your hotel room,

air conditioning cranked so high you wish you brought your parka…to Florida.

And the closest you can get to a vegetable? Is the iceberg lettuce on a turkey club sandwich.

When you’re traveling — whether you’re flying off to Paris (can I come?), staying at Hampton Inn in Nowhere, Pennsylvania for a friend’s wedding, or crashing on your college pal’s pullout sofa for the weekend — there are lot of things you don’t have control over.

The kinds of things that make you an enjoyable human to be around: fresh vegetables, a good night’s sleep, your favorite cup of tea, anything but fast food, etc.

While you can’t control everything, there are simple things you can bring with you to feel more energized, more comfortable, and more pleasant to be with — even if you’re having breakfast when your body thinks it’s 2am.

Check out today’s video to see what I always pack in my suitcase:


Here’s where you can get your hands on the goodies shared in the video:

Vega One packets 
Greens powder
Valerian root extract (not to be confused with valyrian steel, nerds!)
Ear plugs
Sleep Band 
Hot water bottle
Ambiance App for white noise

Do you have something you always travel with so you don’t feel like a cranky-pants?  

Share your list in the comments below!


  • jean says:

    Neck pillow!

  • M says:

    When I travel I always, always bring a sterno type mug. It’s about 1.5 cups capacity, has a handle on it, and it keeps my tea VERY hot for a long time. It’s totally essential for conferences as well as for vacations. I can use it to steep tea and then drink 1 cup at a time. I like to carry it around all day and make more tea.

    It also will keep drinks super cold if that’s your preference.

    • Heather says:

      Good call! There is nothing better than coming back to your mug of tea 3 hours later and it’s still warm. I once “borrowed” the blanket from my hotel room during a conference because it was so freezing in the meeting room.

  • masha says:

    A sword! 😉

  • Always take my essential oils! For sleep, boost of energy from coming off a long plane ride, nausea from a plane ride, even making my own peppermint tea on the plane (because we know the lack herbal varieties on airplane beverage menus 🙂 thanks for sharing your tips Heather! Always fun

  • Liz says:

    Wow, a sleep band. Makes my sleep mask look so old school! I truly can’t leave home without my sleepmask! Great video Heather.

  • Susan says:

    I bring my own down pillow, and a light “minkee” blanket–think soft. I second the sleep phones for night, and earplugs for the plane. I would also carry an antihistamine in case I run into some food or plant that I did not know I was allergic to. This latter thing can be life-saving.

  • Heather says:

    Ooh good one Jean! I have yet to find a neck pillow that I actually like (and doesn’t hurt my neck!)- suggestions?

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