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How To Deal With a Travel Hangover

Hi, I'm Ferona, a writer and blogger at Travelistia. I love traveling, exploring new places, and sharing my experiences seeing the world.

We've all been there. You're back from vacation, and all you can think about is how much fun you had the previous week. But then it hits you: your body aches, your head is cloudy and foggy, and you feel tired beyond belief.

What gives? It's called a travel hangover—and it happens to everyone (even those who haven't spent much time in airports). Luckily, there are some ways to manage this temporary condition while still enjoying your time off!

1. Acknowledge Your Situation (and be nice to yourself)


Let's say you have a travel hangover. You've been traveling for a few days, and now you're back in your hotel room with nothing to do but rest. What do you do?

You acknowledge your situation (and be nice to yourself), of course! Instead of getting angry at yourself for not being able to keep up with all the fun activities during the trip and feeling like a failure, take some time out from trying so hard.

Take stock of how much fun everyone had on their adventures—you'll be glad they did all those things, even if it meant missing out on yours due to lack of energy or sleepiness (or both). Remember: There's nothing wrong with being tired after traveling; everyone has limits, even athletes!

Once you've taken stock of what happened during this trip and admitted that there were times when exhaustion got in the way—and maybe even made things worse than usual—it's time to get back into action mode again tomorrow morning when we start fresh again with our next adventure.

2. Stay Hydrated


It's essential to stay hydrated while traveling, as dehydration can cause dizziness and fatigue. The recommended amount of fluids per day is 2-3 liters (64-88 ounces), but you'll want to drink more if you're exercising. If you don't feel like drinking water or are just not thirsty, try sucking on an ice cube or biting into an apple slice instead!

You may feel dehydrated a few hours after drinking lots of liquid—especially if it was warm weather outside when we left the hotel room for dinner—and that's okay! Just keep taking regular sips from your bottle until it feels right again. You can also try holding up two fingers in front of your mouth; this signals enough liquid in the cup for one more sip before having another."

3. Eat well

  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Eat a healthy lunch.
  • Eat a healthy dinner.
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We've all been there—hungry and tired but also not sure where to go for food that will keep us going until the next day's arrival at our destination—and it's no fun trying to figure out what looks good on a menu when you're tired and cranky from jetlag or hunger pangs.

To help you avoid this problem, here are some tips:

Look for restaurants that offer locally sourced ingredients (or even organic produce); order dishes using smaller portions, and try to stick with one type of cuisine so as not to get overwhelmed by too many options available at once!

4. Exercise


Exercising is a great way to help your body recover from jet lag, insomnia, and stress. It can also help you sleep better and feel better about yourself. Physical activity releases endorphins in the brain that give you an instant energy boost, making exercise an excellent tool for fighting hangovers.

Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression by boosting serotonin levels in the brain, which can help reduce symptoms like feeling lonely or depressed when traveling long distances on planes or trains.

Exercise also increases testosterone production (which helps boost your sex drive), which helps keep those annoying feelings of loneliness at bay!

5. Don't Stress About it

  • Don't worry about it
  • Don't worry about what other people think
  • Don't worry about what you missed out on
  • Don't worry about what you didn't do or see (or even worse, did!)
  • Have fun!

How I Managed:

Traveling is a great way to grow as a person. It can be stressful and overwhelming, but it's also the best way to learn new things about yourself and your world. When you travel, you experience things in different ways than if you were at home; this makes it easier for us all to see our lives from different perspectives.

When I went on my first solo trip (a few years ago), I was nervous about how everything would go! But once I got there, everything was fine! The people were friendly and helpful; they had great places where they ate dinner every night or breakfast every morning; they gave me directions around town so that I could get around quickly, and most importantly: They made sure that nobody let their guard down because there might be danger around any corner!


Traveling can be a lot of fun, but it comes with its challenges. It's always best to start by acknowledging your situation and then figuring out what works best for you in terms of recovery. Take it one step at a time, and soon enough, you'll feel better than ever!

© 2022 Ferona Jose

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