Travel is always an inspiring experience. I’m always coming up with new ideas and writing a whole lot more when I’m away. The only downside is, I’m not in my optimal routine to maintaining my fitness. I still workout nearly everyday and eat the same foods when I can, but that’s not always possible. Having my travel essentials make it a little easier and convenient.
The following items are always in my bag anytime I travel. Also, none of the products listed above are sponsors or advertisers. I did not receive any product, nor do I receive payment from any of them.
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1. EPIC Chicken Bars
Nutrition is top priority when on the go. I do my very best to eat as similarly as I do at home when I’m away. EPIC chicken bars are my go to for a high protein shack without all the other crap. While there are other EPIC products, I alway go with the chicken and sometimes the bison. Many of the other products have slightly more sugar or fat for my liking.
2. No Cow Plant-Based Protein Bars
There are a lot of protein bars out there. There’s a lot of bad ones and a few good ones. They are not perfect, but that’s understandable as it’s a packaged food. I prefer No Cow bars. I like that they are plant based protein because I get a lot of my animal protein from chicken or fish. It’s good to mix it up. The fat contain is relatively low. It’s sweetened with stevia and monk fruit which is a better alternative to most. And of the 26 grams of carbs, 17 of them are fiber so it’s not going to cause a huge blood sugar spike.
3. Single Serving Vega Sport Plant Protein
There are other brand options here, but since I prefer the Vega brand when at home, I like to keep it consistent. It’s super clean protein that’s very travel friendly. I’ll have half a pack if my meals on the go were light on protein. For example, lots of carbs in France with very small protein portions. I’ll have a little extra protein powered to offset it.
4. Resistance Bands
These take up virtually zero space and lots of workouts can be designed with them. I like have a couple large bands and a couple mini bands. You can pick up a quality assortment from Titan Fitness.
5. Lacrosse Ball / Massage Ball
When you’re in and out of trains, planes, and automobiles, everything gets tight. In addition to stretching every morning and night, a lacrosse ball is my go to for getting deep tissue work done. I have a percussion gun and foam roller at home, but they are a bit too clunky to drag around. A good stretch and lacrosse ball in the tight spots is more than sufficient.
6. Foldable Yoga Mat
You need to roll a regular yoga mat but that’s tough for tough. Instead there are cheap, foldable versions that fit easily in a suitcase. You’d be surprised how nice it is to have a mat while traveling whether it’s for yoga or stretching.