There’s an old adage that goes, “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail.” And while that may sound a little harsh (because let’s face it, sometimes life happens), there is some merit to that. I travel quite a bit throughout the year, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned while being on this journey, it’s that consistency is key. With the help of some advanced planning and researching, my lifestyle doesn’t have to take a backseat while I’m away from my regular routine. Gone are the days of wingin’ it and relying solely on airport restaurants or free in-flight snacks to curb my hunger. While some offer healthier options, not all are on board just yet. Plus, a fun part of traveling is trying new restaurants and indulging on things I don’t normally have. I prefer to save my calories for quality indulgences, like a scone in London or my favorite dessert from my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles, rather than a stale airport bagel or sodium-ladened slice of pizza in between flights. I don’t like coming home from a trip feeling like I need to spend hours in the gym to reverse the damage, but I also don’t like coming home wishing I would’ve tried that one dessert from a James Beard Award-winning chef. As always, it just comes down to finding that balance — whatever it looks like for you. Here are few tips and healthy travel essentials to take along on your journey!