After more than two years of restrictions and lockdowns, many people are planning to get back to travel again this summer. In fact, in a recent study, Tripadvisor found that more than 70 percent of Americans were planning to travel in 2022, an increase of 8 percent in 2019. At Sointula Lodge, we’re already seeing the surge; spots are filling up fast for many dates, as travelers are eager to book their stay at the best fishing lodge British Columbia has to offer.
Whether this is your first time traveling since the start of the pandemic or not, after a few years of strict travel and health guidelines, you might be wondering which you need to continue to follow and which can stay in the past. Pandemic or not, there are some guidelines you should always follow to stay safe and healthy while on the go.
Ready to start planning your visit to the best fishing lodge British Columbia has to offer? Keep reading to learn 7 tips to follow, no matter when you travel.
1. Get Plenty of Sleep
You don’t need to be traveling overseas and experiencing jet lag to wind up feeling tired and sluggish while on vacation. Even a time change of an hour or two can throw off your internal clock. Plus, lugging around suitcases, dealing with busy airports, and tons of walking from one place to the next is exhausting all on its own.
Even if you’re healthy and active, not getting enough sleep can leave you less alert and may increase your stress level. Lack of sleep can affect your memory, which is the last thing you want when you’re trying to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip. If you’re getting behind the wheel of a car, drowsiness can also increase your chances of getting into a dangerous or even deadly accident.
Ahead of your visit to Sointula Lodge, prioritize getting a good night’s rest. While you’ll no doubt want to pack in plenty of fun during your stay, getting enough sleep during your trip can help you stay energized for your time on the water, and ensure that nothing gets in the way of you creating some incredible memories!
2. Stay Hydrated
When you’re busy trying to squeeze in as much exploring and sightseeing as possible, it’s easy to forget the healthy habits you keep while you’re at home, like drinking plenty of water. But this habit is as important, if not more so, when you’re on vacation.
Fishing might not sound like a workout. But battling a massive Coho salmon or halibut, in addition to spending a long day on your feet, hiking, exploring, or even just spending time in the sun, can certainly leave you feeling dehydrated. Aim to drink at least 2 liters, or a half gallon, of water each day. Feel that you’re lacking energy during your trip? It may be time to increase your water intake.
3. Wash Your Hands
It doesn’t matter if there’s a global pandemic or not; washing your hands is something that all of us should be doing multiple times throughout the day.
The Center for Disease Control recommends washing your hands:
- Before preparing or handling food and in-between handling different types of food (i.e. after cutting raw meat and before chopping fresh vegetables)
- Right before eating food
- Before and after taking care of someone who is ill
- After using the toilet
- When you’ve blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After touching an animal, animal food, or waste, including pet treats or food
When you’re traveling, you’re coming into contact with more people and surfaces than you probably do at home. At the best fishing lodge British Columbia has to offer, you’ll almost certainly be handling fish. So keep up-—or start—healthy hand-washing habits on the go to protect yourself from germs.
4. Use Hand Sanitizer and Wet Wipes
When you aren’t somewhere that you can wash your hands, grab the hand sanitizer. Keep a bottle in your bag, or take advantage of hand sanitizer stations in airports, hotels, and tourist destinations.
If you’re worried about coming into contact with germs while in public places, wet wipes can help. If you’ll be traveling to Sointula Lodge by plane, plan to bring wet wipes and use them to easily wipe down your seat and tray table when you board. The last thing you want to do is wind up feeling ill during your trip. This simple trick can help you avoid contact with germs while you travel.
5. Balance Your Alcohol Intake
It’s always okay to indulge in your favorite drink while on vacation! And when you book an all-inclusive package at the best fishing lodge British Columbia has to offer, your drinks are included! But if you want to avoid feeling under the weather during your trip, think twice before overindulging.
Drinking a few too many can not only lead to a hangover, but can also affect your sleep patterns, and could even leave you dehydrated before a day on the water.
6. Protect Your Skin
You’ll likely remember to put on sunscreen when the day looks bright and sunny. But even if you’re headed out on the boat under a cloudy sky or when temperatures are cooler, don’t underestimate the importance of sun protection.
Use sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15. If you burn very easily, up the SPF and consider wearing long sleeves and pants that are moisture-wicking and offer sun protection as well.
7. Enjoy Balanced Meals
Give your body the nutrition that it needs to stay energized and active while traveling by eating well-balanced meals while on vacation. At Sointula Lodge, this is a breeze! Make sure to enjoy plenty of fresh caught seafood and other healthy proteins and vegetables during each meal to give your body the energy it needs to battle fish or enjoy an incredible hike!
Enjoying a Healthy Visit to the Best Fishing Lodge British Columbia Has to Offer
If you’re looking to combine a healthy trip with an exciting destination, nothing beats a visit to the best fishing lodge British Columbia has to offer! And with these tips, you can stay safe and healthy on the go, no matter when you travel!
If you’re like so many other travelers and are looking to get back to exploring this summer, now is the time to book your trip. Spots are filling up fast for many of our summer 2022 dates. Book today to guarantee your place!