How to Bounce Back from a Travel Hangover

Sweater: COS; Pants: COS; Beret: Zara (similar here and here); Shoes: Gucci

Italy was a mixture of adrenaline, exhaustion, and excitement. However, two weeks of exploring, moving from hotel to hotel, spending long hours on trains, and waking up at the crack of dawn everyday caught up to me. When I arrived in Paris, I finally felt the true extent of my exhaustion, and I was down with a cold. It was only then that I realized that you have to give yourself extra love while living like a gypsy.

Due to the adrenaline rush we all feel while traveling, it’s easy to ignore the tell-tale signs of exhaustion. Your body might be screaming ‘slow down!’, but due to the excitement of it all, we keep going, full-steam ahead. After arriving in Paris, I realized that I needed to take it slow for a few days to give myself some time to recover from my travel hangover. So I thought I’d share my top 4 tips to recuperate while traveling:

Take time for yourself
While you’re traveling, it’s so tempting to always go-go-go. However, it’s super important to take some time off your hectic schedule to give your body the TRL it needs. Whether that means sleeping in for a couple of hours or taking an afternoon off to get a massage. Point is, listen to your body. If you’re starting to feel burnt out, don’t push yourself beyond your limits. Give your body rest so it can bounce back the next day.

Look after your skin
We’re all guilty of neglecting our skin to some extent while traveling. A week into my time in Italy, I noticed my skin was starting to look really dull. So on my first night in Cinque Terre, I decided to come home early to do a mask and take it easy. My skin felt so refreshed afterwards. Oh, and needless to say, please don’t forget to put on sunscreen!

Vitamins are your best friend
I always travel with Vitamin C and oregano oil. And although I’m incredibly vigilant when it comes to taking them everyday, I fell behind in Italy, which was a big reason why, I think, I ended up catching a cold. After arriving in Paris, I’ve been taking my vitamins regularly and feel a world of a difference.

Do a tech detox
Yes, you read that right. Believe me, as a content creator, I know how tempting it is to document every second of your beautiful travels. But guys, let’s be real, it’s exhausting. Take time off your different devices and make it a point to be more present. Don’t Snapchat/IG story for a day, don’t whip out your phone at every given photo op, leave your camera at home. Basically, just live in the moment.

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  1. October 25, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    So easy to get caught up in the craziness while travelling! Loving these tips to detox when you eventually plant your feet again, so important! Saves the post holiday blues a bit too, hehe. Also – these photos are epic and I’m obsessed with this outfit – actually, just obsessed with YOU!!

    Ashleigh x
    http://www.ashleighdmello.com

  2. October 25, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Four great tips, especially the one about vitamins. I find that people tend to come home from trips really sick. I hate being sick so I definitely take my vitamins to not feel so drained.

  3. Tamara
    October 25, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Eating right and exercising always helo me fight that travel hangover!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  4. October 25, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Great tips and so true. I was wiped out when I got back from Paris it took me a week to get back to normal and up to speed. And love these photos, excellent capture.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    http://www.allienyc.com

  5. October 25, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    Oh my skin struggles so much after travelling, I need to do a full mask and major routine to get it back to normal! Great tips Siffat!

    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  6. October 26, 2017 / 3:18 am

    Beautiful photos, love your look babe. You are so pretty! Amazing blog post! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    xo

  7. Britta
    October 26, 2017 / 8:04 am

    you are so right!
    we get caught up in all the exitement of traveling that we forget to listen to our bodies.
    I love how you styled this roound basket bag! super cute!
    Love that you have incorporated some cute bags into your style.

    Xo
    Britta

  8. October 26, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I love your Venice photos. It has always been the height of summer when I have visited, this mood is so nice. Such a shame you had a cold. On our last trip my partner did too. We unfortunately ended up spending a few days here and there at our apartment or hotel while he rested, but it meant I got caught up on work and didn’t over do it. Looking back, it ended up being a blessing in disguise because we both took it easier and didn’t burn out. Vitamins are something I should be travelling with, I never really remember that. Good point!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  9. October 26, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Oh I love these ideas! I’m often also tired after I’ve travelled and it’s a great idea to just take a couple of days and relax once you’re home. Love the idea of doing a tech detox too, have to try it next time! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  10. October 26, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Oh Siffat these photos are just so adorable!!
    I love your outfit with the beret and the background is just the perfect match with it ♥

    And yes – sometimes, its good to put your phone away for some hours or days and just enjoy the moment. 🙂

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

  11. October 26, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I am so into the beret trend!!! I remember when I was a little girl and they were on trend and I used to wear a red one to church on Sundays. I’m def going out to get one.

    Your little purse is also adorable!

    http://www.luellapearl.com
    Caitlin

  12. October 26, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Such a good tips! I always take photos when I’m traveling, but still, I’m not seeing everything behind the camera. I think that everyone should sometimes just put the cameras down 🙂

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

  13. October 27, 2017 / 12:52 am

    These shots are so gorgeous! I always feel guilty when I’m not out while travelling (aka chilling in my hotel/airbnb) but you’re right, sometimes you need it.

  14. October 27, 2017 / 5:22 am

    So true!! These are great tips. Love all your photos.
    Happy Friday babe. Xx

  15. October 28, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I love the outfit dear, especially trousers. Such a laidback, yet chic look. And yes, couldnt agree more with vitamins!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  16. November 4, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    This is such a great post. Its true, one has to be careful while picking brands to work with rather than picking brands just to work with them.

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on social media?

    http://www.mademoisellemeetsmaquillageandmacaroons.com

    Deepti xx

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