There’s nothing that can derail a good vacation like feeling ill. When I was a kid on a family trip to Mexico, my mom fell so ill that a doctor had to come administer a shot in our hotel room. I remember checking out museums, churches, and neighborhoods with my father and brother, my poor mom stuck in bed back at the hotel. Two years ago, one of our sons caught a stomach bug during a cruise, which is the last place you want to be when that happens. Thankfully, it was toward the end of our trip, and no one else got sick. Even vacations aren’t immune to illness. Whether it’s the flu, jet lag, or a new food that simply didn’t agree with you, it’s good to have things on hand that will help you stay healthy on vacation. Here are nine ideas for your next trip.
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Ana Connery is an accomplished storyteller whose writing has appeared in a variety of magazines and websites, including Yahoo! Parenting, Parade, and the Huffington Post. Formerly the content director of Parenting, Babytalk, Pregnancy Planner, and Conceive magazines as well as parenting.com, she’s also held senior positions at some of the country’s most celebrated magazines, including Cooking Light, Latina, and Fitness. Ana frequently appears on "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," and CNN as a parenting expert. She has interviewed the country’s top pediatricians, psychologists, and educators, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as celebrity moms including Jessica Alba and Bethenny Frankel. You can find her on Twitter (@apconnery) and Instagram (@apconnery).