The world is huge

Don't miss any of it

Travel news, itineraries, and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.

By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Women on plane feeling sick

8 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Health While Traveling

How many times have you come home from a great vacation with an unwanted souvenir in the form of a nasty cold or stomach bug? Or even worse, started feeling sick before your trip was over? You might be doing some of these things that sabotage your health—both with a temporary illness, and in the long-term, with far-reaching implications—while traveling. Here’s how to avoid those health-ruining pitfalls.

8 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Health While Traveling

More from SmarterTravel:

Caroline Morse is a Senior Editor at SmarterTravel. Follow her journeys around the world on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline and on Twitter @CarolineMorse1.

We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Top Fares From