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7 Essentials You Didn’t Think of Packing for a Healthy Weekend Getaway

A road trip or weekend excursion can be healthy and stress-free if you pack the right things. Here's what you should consider bringing to feel good when you're out of your routine.

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essentials for a healthy weekend getawayImage Credit: Geoffrey Ross

Straight From a Wellness Guru:

Caleigh Rykiss (@caleighfit) knows a thing or two about making the most of life, starting with her business. BOLO is a boxing-focused gym in Toronto that also includes a work space, coffee shop, and even a hair salon. We caught up with this multi-tasking guru about her favourite on-the-go essentials — and then added a few BH picks for a healthy weekend getaway. (Psst: Here are more expert tips for healthy living.)

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Accessible Travel Beauty Case

“I am always on the go and often do my makeup in an Uber, so having a makeup bag that expands into a flat surface is a must.”

Love and Lore Triplet Pouch, $25,

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Pack All and Pack Light

“Don’t sacrifice items! Instead, pack something that isn’t cumber-some but meets your needs. I like portioned deodorant wipes – I’ll carry one, use it a few times and then toss it when I’m done.” (Also, check out these travel-friendly beauty products.)

EO Deodorant Wipes (6 Wipes), $6,

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Stay Organized with a Laundry Bag

“Keeping a laundry bag is key. You don’t want to be cross-contaminating wet, dirty clothes with clean ones.”

Linen Laundry Bag, $23,

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Turn Off Your Phone

Amp up your wellness getaway with a digital detox. You can take a ‘gram break and still capture memories with an Instax. (See if you could benefit from a digital detox.)

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, $90,

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Pack a Cozy Combo

Keep cozy while expanding your brain power. A good book and comfy reading socks make for the ultimate lazy Sunday duo. (Psst: Check out the books you need to read to call yourself a book-lover.)

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley, $20,

Camp Socks, $22,

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Prepare to Stay Hydrated

Hydrated equals healthy. Bring your own water bottle for easy access, whether you’re shopping or hiking.

Corckcicle Canteen Rose Metallic, $50,

Now that you know our go-to essentials for a healthy weekend getaway, check out our roundup of healthy energy bites, balls, and bars, to pre-make and bring with you.

Best Health Canada
Originally Published in Best Health Canada