There’s no place like home. If you have allergies, we know you’ve done everything you can to spruce up your home to make it allergy-friendly. Going on a vacation takes you out of your comfort zone by exposing you to new environments. In this blog, we’ll provide you with some helpful tips to help you keep your allergies under control while traveling.
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The first step to a sniffle-free vacation takes place months before you board your flight. When you book your hotel room, talk to the front desk to see if there are any accommodations available for allergy sufferers. Many popular hotel chains, such as Hilton, Marriott, and Wyndham, have an international presence and make efforts to accommodate guests who have allergies. For example, the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport hotel offers rooms that have special wood flooring, air purifying systems, and hypoallergenic linens.
If your hotel doesn’t have any of these amenities available, don’t worry! Another option is to create your own hypoallergenic travel kit. While bringing a hypoallergenic comforter or sheet set with you might be unrealistic, a hypoallergenic pillow and blanket are easy to pack. Why is this important? Beds attract allergens like dust mites, pollen, and mold. To prevent pollen from being carried indoors, make sure to not sleep in the same clothes you wear outside or leave your outdoor clothes on your bed. Hypoallergenic pillows and blankets repel dust mites so use these items instead of the pillows and blankets that your hotel provides. An added bonus: you can use your hypoallergenic pillow and blanket on your flight too!
Your travel kit wouldn’t be complete without a few additional items. Consider adding travel-size hypoallergenic towelettes. Unlike hand sanitizers, these towelettes are made from all-natural ingredients and can be used to cleanse your face while you’re out and about. Last but not least, allergy-friendly sunscreen is a must have for a lot of globetrotters. While there are several brands that you can choose from, our favorite is Raw Elements’ Hypoallergenic Eco Stick. It’s hypoallergenic, waterproof, and won’t harm any of that marine life we love so much.
Planning a vacation can be exhausting, but bringing a hypoallergenic travel pack can give you some peace of mind so you can have a blast on your vacation! Happy traveling!
Don’t let allergy struggles ruin your vacation! Check out this blog to learn a few ways to freshen up your hotel room to help minimize your allergy symptoms. You can also take a look at the Pasha Travel Guide to see this year’s top 12 travel destinations, and learn tips for traveling allergy-free. This week, we’re featuring Nantucket, Massachusetts and covering allergens to watch out for, fun activities to do while you’re there, and important medication restrictions for travelers. Follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more updates!