Healthy Holiday Travel Tips: Pretty Wellness TV, Episode 8

During my childhood Thanksgiving road trips, my sister and I built small forts in the backseat, hung Barbie dolls out the window, and made frequent snack stops. We typically sat in tons of traffic on our way to Chicago, so I also listened to my Michael Jackson, Madonna and Violent Femmes (yes, I had some awkward years) soundtracks over and over again while snacking on my secret stash of gummy cola bottles. In addition, we always whined for rest stop sweet treats. So, by the end of the eight-hour drive, our bodies would crash from all the carbs.

Now that I have a child, I often think about packing smart, so that whether we are traveling on the road or from airport to airport, we have healthy options available. All it takes is a few minutes of planning and a little space in your bag.

We are here to help you prepare with this week’s Wellness Wednesday episode.

Please share with us a comment or two about your silly childhood road trip memories.



  1. love your blog and how informational it is…and the videos with your son-so glad you are getting him involved!

    I always try to bring healthy snacks when I travel…better for Dino to have healthy options then just eat what’s there.

    • Caryn Sullivan

      I’m glad you like the info and travel this way, too. What I found being gone this week is that I start out really good, but then when my healthy produce runs out, I eat more and more carbs. Not that carbs are bad, because we truly need them, but I tend to find those more easily accessible. Granted, I’m still eating much better than I ever would have dreamed. Happy Holidays.

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