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.
The one snack you can always find in my carry on is...Nuts and seeds! Nuts and seeds are my go-to snack every day of the year, not only in my carry-on. I usually create my own “mix” with almonds, walnuts, good old-fashioned peanuts and sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Occasionally, I’ll throw in dried fruit like raisins, apricots and pineapple.
Tell us your in-flight rituals.
Once the flight is underway, I turn on my laptop and use the time to get caught up on emails and work. I am extremely productive in flight.
How do you conquer jet lag once you've arrived?
A few days prior to a long-haul flight I like to reset my body clock to the time of my destination. That usually means going to bed, getting up and eating meals at a different time. Once on board, I also set my watch to local time. For instance, if the flight departs at dinner time but it’s breakfast time at the destination, I eat as I would at breakfast and do my best to stay awake for the duration of the flight.
Which fitness icon best describes your 'workout on the road' style?
I’m a bit of Bear Grylis mixed with running. I started running about 10 years ago because it is one of the most portable fitness routines, plus it’s a great way to see a city. I also love a challenging hike. My favorite hiking challenge was climbing Mount Kenya.
How do you keep sickness at bay?
I keep my immune system strong by eating nutritious foods, getting my eight to nine hours of sleep each night and getting my daily fix of the outdoors.
What's your 'go-to' restaurant item?
Avocado, tomato or tuna on whole or multi-grain toast.
What do you do to stay grounded?
I am a long-term road warrior (I just completed a 38-day Travel to Wellness tour!), so staying grounded is never really an issue. I live and work on the road and am comfortable doing that.
What is your preferred method of staying connected with loved ones?
I’m an email junkie. But when I’m on the road I also use Skype regularly for staying connected, both with family and for business.
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