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May 12, 2016

How to Stay Hydrated When Traveling: 5 Tips From Absopure

As summer quickly approaches and temperatures are on the rise, most of us have one thing on our minds: Vacation! Whether you’re getting there by plane, train or automobile, drinking plenty of water while traveling is important to your health. Here are a few tips to follow to ensure your vacation is a happy, healthy, hydrated one.

Bring an empty bottle of water
Empty? Yes, we said empty! If you’re traveling by plane, you won’t be able to take liquids over 3.4 ounces through security. Instead of paying for a bottle of water at the airport, slip a plastic or reusable bottle of water in your carry-on bag. Fill it once you’ve passed through security and are on your way to your gate. Be sure to stop for a refill before boarding, as airplane cabins lack high levels of humidity.

Skip the bar
While it might be tempting to stop at the airport bar during a layover for a quick drink, we suggest skipping alcohol and indulging in a healthier alternative. Alcohol is extremely dehydrating, which can lead to severe headaches—an unwelcome sensation for most travelers. If you must stop at the airport lounge during a long layover, order a water or seltzer water to maximize your hydration levels.

Pack hydrating snacks
Hitting the road? Make sure your road trip snack cooler is packed with healthy, hydrating foods like cucumbers, pears, celery, strawberries, baby carrots and watermelon. Many fruits and vegetables can help you consume the recommended amount of daily water intake. In addition to hydrating snacks, keep a cooler full of Absopure water bottles in the trunk. Our 6.5-ounce Packables are the perfect space-saving option.

Consider altitudes
If your vacation destination is somewhere with high altitudes, you’ll need to adjust your hydration routine accordingly. High elevations cause us to breathe at a much more frequent rate. Increased breathing means increased fluid loss. High altitude locations often have low humidity, which causes the body to loose fluids quickly through the skin. Be sure to drink water more frequently than usual, and always have a water bottle with you. Avoid liquids containing dehydrating diuretics like coffee, tea and soda. Remember, if you start feeling thirsty, dehydration has already started.

Drink up
Sailing away? Chances are the weather is going to be hot, hot, hot if you’re embarking on a cruise. Dehydration is a common issue faced by people who spend all day in the sun in warm climates. While it may seem obvious to take breaks for water while engaging in off-boat excursions or lounging by the pool, it’s important to drink ample amounts of water.

Going on vacation doesn’t mean your hydration routine gets to take a break and relax, too! To feel and function your best while traveling, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Tell us your tips for staying hydrated when traveling in the comments!