Getting sick on vacation is sometimes inevitable. You can take all the proper precautions, eat healthily, drink tons of water, and still get that travel bug. Getting sick when you’re at home is one thing- you get to eat soup and be cuddled up in your bed.

But getting sick on vacation means still having to go through all the travel motions, but not being able to enjoy any of them. Here are a few tips to know that can help to prevent you from getting that travel bug:


You might be tempted to skimp on sleeping on vacation, but getting enough sleep is key to not getting sick on vacation. And that means getting enough sick before, during, and after your trip, too.

Keep up with your health routine

If you take vitamins every day in your regular routine, bring those vitamins on your trip. If you go for a run and eat a healthy breakfast every day in your daily routine, continue that as best as you can on your journey. Keeping up with your health routines will keep you in your best shape for your entire vacation.

Take breaks

Although it might be tempting to jam everything you possibly can into one trip, don’t force yourself too hard. Take breaks, take the time to rest, as your body is going to be exhausted as it is. And as tempting as it will be to wake up at the crack of dawn to get everything in for the time, give yourself the time to rest.

Don’t let stress get to you

Even though vacation is supposed to be a stress-free time, sometimes even vacation can get stressful. You might be fighting with the people on your trip, or your hotel booking didn’t go through- no matter what it is, don’t let the stress get to you too much and remind yourself how grateful you are to be there.

Do all of these things, and you’ll find yourself fully experiencing every trip you go on, without any fear of getting sick.