We decided just yesterday that we’d have a quick escape to Palm Desert this weekend, to have some R&R before family descends upon our home for Christmas (which will be great fun and a bit chaotic all at once). We also have a couple of great trips lined up, to Cancun in January and London in February to celebrate my Dad’s 80th birthday. I’m not one to pack light, but I’m always trying to – so I’ve whittled down my copious collection of essential oil bottles, and these are the five oils I always travel with, whether it be a weekend or a month away! I tend to use blends more than individual oils, as I feel they are synergistically combined, but that’s just my personal preference.
Summer is a great time to travel with the family – road trips, camping, hiking – it’s a great time to be outdoors and enjoying nature. With travel comes a certain amount of exposure to things that you wouldn’t necessarily be exposed to at home, such as 200 other people’s germs on the plane; sun exposure; and friendly or unfriendly bugs. I know when I travel I always carry a small kit of essential oils to cover these contingencies. I just feel better knowing that I have safe and natural options for taking care of my family, given that we all want to optimize our travel experience and have the most fun and relaxed time possible. These are what I consider must have essential oils for your summer travels.
Hi everyone! I’m in the beautiful Dominican Republic this week – it doesn’t much feel like we deserved a vacation after almost 3 weeks in Australia, but I had won a trip and it was scheduled for this week so we decided not to pass up the opportunity. It’s amazing how friendly and happy the people are here, they all clearly love children, and Valentina is happily running around saying “hola” to anyone who will glance her way!! It’s nice to get into a different culture – I don’t know Spanish well, we were never taught that in Australian schools; and everyone here in the resorts does speak English very well. Tourism is obviously a large part of their economy. [Read more…]
Traveling to visit family and friends can be one of the most fun parts of the holiday season, but why is it so hard to take plane trip and not get a cold or flu? Germs circulate so easily through the air conditioning systems on planes, and all it takes is one person to bring their germs on board for everyone to be at risk. Those germs have a captive audience! There are things that can be done to reduce the chances of coming down with a bug, so here are a few simple ideas:-
I must say, we have done a lot of international travel given we have a child under two. She went to Australia twice in her first year, and we also took our belated honeymoon to Italy with her in tow when she was 11 months old. We also flew to Washington DC for a conference when she had just turned one. Traveling with a baby or toddler can have its moments, but here are six tips for surviving airline travel with little ones that might make it easier: