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For many of us, school holidays mean some form of travel - whether that be by plane, train, boat, car or otherwise.

Here we look at some of the best advice pre-travel on how to remain healthy and sane on your journey!

While these tips are largely focused on air travel, they can be applied to the other forms just as well.

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1) Hydrate hydrate hydrate
Hydration is easily number one on this list and is just so important in general.

Particularly the day before and of travel, flush out your system with fresh water, herbal teas, or even veggie or miso soups if you prefer.

It's also a smart idea to pack an empty reusable bottle in your hand luggage which you can then refill at a water station, or ask at a cafe or onboard.

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2) Cram in those veggies
We all know vegetables are good for us, so it makes sense to fill your plates with them as much as possible.

Your best choices are green leafy vegetables, capsicums, onions, and herbs and spices such as garlic, ginger, chilli and cinnamon, which all work to boost immunity with their high antioxidant content. Likewise with any dark-coloured berry.

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3) Sleep strong
For many of us, travel can be a stressful and exhausting time. Being well-rested and mentally alert will ease any tension and help prevent mistakes or forgetfulness along the way.

Your body will also adapt better to time difference when it is functioning optimally - another reason to invest in those zzz's before your departure.

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4) Plan smart
Another way to minimise stress is to be as organised as possible before arriving at the airport or station.

Have passports, tickets and other important documents bundled together; map out how you will get to and from your point of departure; make meals/snacks/drinks ahead of time to carry with you; have medication ready at hand if needed, etc.

It is also incredibly important to be aware of any visas and/or vaccinations you may need for the countries/cities you are visiting.

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5) Move that body
Similar to the tips on hydration and healthy eating, engaging in exercise and/or regular movement is an obvious, though very effective, way of maximising your travel sanity.

Go for a nice long walk or jog the day before heading off, or take part in a group sport you enjoy. Set aside 15 minutes on the day to stretch or do some gentle yoga to get your circulation flowing and muscles warm.

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Are you going away this summer? What are your pre-travel tips?

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