Our Travel Tuesday series cozies up to fabulous entrepreneurs who spend countless hours away from home in the name of their passion. Here we asked them to share some of their secrets for staying well on the road.
Founder/President of Priti NYC
Most recently in: Paris, London, Australia
The one snack you can always find in my carry on is...I’m not really a snack person. I am an avid believer in food being eaten at a table with friends and family. I don't usually eat on the run.
Tell us your in-flight rituals.
Having completed aromatherapy classes, I prepare a little hydrosol spray for misting and oil for rubbing; it works wonders for relaxation and can help kill airplane germs.
How do you conquer jet lag once you've arrived?
I swear by massages both before and after flying to conquer jet lag. On NYC to Europe flights, I always eat in the airport business lounge so that as soon as I board, I can fall asleep for the entire 6 hours. During the return flight, I stay awake and watch all the movies I want to see (it's my only time for catch-up!). Then I go directly for a massage, to bed and wake up to regular New York hours.
Which fitness icon best describes your 'workout on the road' style?
Because I am on the go so much, I don’t have one style. I am lucky to have a gym and a rooftop pool (for the summer) in my NYC building and take advantage of my gym membership in Paris. Otherwise, I love getting my workouts in by walking or using the velib/bicycle systems to explore the countries I travel to.
How do you keep sickness at bay?
To stay healthy, I drink lots of water and of course, use my essential oils, which I believe in wholeheartedly. Someone also once told me the secret of an allergy-free and healthy immune system is to eat honey of the local bees, so I usually find myself at a market grabbing a mouthful, if possible.
What's your 'go-to' restaurant item?
I’m an avid fan of vegetables. I haven’t eaten red meat since I was 16, so fish is a top choice for me as well. I love to try the local flavors and ingredients of each country when travelling.
What do you do to stay grounded?
In the last three weeks I’ve been back and forth from NYC to London, Paris and Australia. It's a dream but takes its toll. My love for travel makes it worthwhile and I always try to come back to that perspective to stay grounded.
What is your preferred method of staying connected with loved ones?
Like everyone I know, I'm on Facebook. It helps me stay connected to family and friends all over the globe.
Follow Kim as she travels the world representing Priti NYC's organic, vegan and 5-free beauty products via Facebook, Tumblr & Twitter. For the inside scoop on keeping healthy 'from head to toe', visit the Priti NYC website.