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.
Co-Founder Greenhouse Juice Co.
Most recently in: Spain, Thailand & Singapore
The one snack you can always find in my carry on is... Homemade roasted pumpkin seeds. The easiest snack to prep at home and so satisfying!
Tell us your in-flight rituals.
I always make sure to have at least 1.5L (or more) of water. I put on a movie or my favorite cd and close my eyes. I can sleep pretty much anywhere so I use my flights to catch up on much needed rest! If I'm not sleeping I try and walk around the plane a couple times just to keep my blood moving.
How do you conquer jet lag once you've arrived?
I continue my day at whatever time I land (if it's morning I have breakfast and get my day started or night I have dinner and go to bed). I make sure to get a workout in even if I'm tired. And I just tell myself that jet lag can wait for when I get home!
Which fitness icon best describes your 'workout on the road' style?
A hybrid of Bear Grylls and Jenner. I like to mix up my workout by getting outdoors as much as possible and utilizing whatever landscape I am visiting.
How do you keep sickness at bay?
I take at least one Greenhouse Juice Co. Flu Shot per flight! I always travel with vitamin C, echinacea and oil of oregano in case I feel something coming on when I'm away.
What's your 'go-to' restaurant item?
I love sampling local produce and products that I may not normally get in Toronto, so I will often go for the daily seasonal special (whether it is the daily catch, meat or a vegetarian option).
What do you do to stay grounded?
Meditation always helps. During my recent trip to Spain I did a four-day silent meditation retreat, which was amazing. Even if I'm not doing a full retreat I try to meditate every day (even if only for 15 minutes) to help me stay present and really enjoy my time away.
What is your preferred method of staying connected with loved ones?
I like email. This way I'm not constantly messaging while I'm away but I can still give my favorites updates about what I am up to. And of course I love my occasional Instagram post!
Say hi to Hana and the Greenhouse Juice Co. team at their Toronto, Ontario, Canada storefront in Yonge and Summer Hill. Follow their raw, organic and all around good-vibed actions on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram.