Podcast Tess Challis

S2 Ep 3 | Staying Healthy While Traveling | Tess Challis


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In today’s episode, we’ll be talking to Tess Challis. Tess has written 8 vegan cookbooks and is also a life and business coach with a particular focus on mindset, limiting beliefs, and mindfulness. She also has a beautiful blog with tons of wonderfully healthy recipes which makes her the perfect person to talk to on this topic: healthy habits when traveling.I don’t know about you, but when I travel, any healthy habits that I have developed while being in a routine seem to go out of the window. At home, I might be eating smoothies for breakfast with berries and kale, and doing some form of intense exercise each day and as soon as I start to travel I will be eating french fries and barely getting any steps in each day even if there are better choices at my fingertips.  In this episode, Tess shares 5 tips for making healthy choices when traveling. If you are someone who travels full-time or perhaps travels a lot for work, or someone who just wants to stay on track when you go away for the weekend, you won’t want to miss this episode.

Just a little bit of housekeeping. As I mentioned in the last episode with Wendy about languages for travel, this episode was recorded as part of a vegan travel summit I planned on doing last year. I have since decided to put the summit on indefinite hold but in the interest of getting some of the content into the world, I decided to release some of the recordings as podcast episodes. A big thank you to Tess and the other speakers for allowing me to do that. You’ll hear us refer to the travel summit a couple of times.

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But first, this podcast is sponsored by World Vegan Travel!

We have an incredible trip planned to South Africa along the Garden Route, which is basically a beautifully scenic route east of Cape Town. You probably all know that South Africa is famous for all of the safari animals, but in case that was not enough, we will be seeing some other types of animals both in the wild and in sanctuaries. While we don’t know the exact order of events, we do know that we plan to visit a penguin colony close to Cape Town. Then heading east we will visit the coastal town of Hermanus where we will enjoy a talk from some marine biologists before heading out to see whales in the ocean. After that, we will head to the cute town of Greyton which has amongst other things, a beautiful farmed animal sanctuary. We do actually have some other surprises in-store, but you will have to come and join us to find out what they are! If you are interested in finding out more about this trip, you can always look at the link in the show notes. We also encourage you to jump on a call with us to ask us any questions you might have about this trip, payment, etc.


00:56 Introducing Tess Challis
04:47 Tess’ backstory and her journey
08:36 Tip 1: Mindset
12:52 Tip 2: Planning ahead
16:47 Tip 3: Have healthy snacks available
20:01 Tip 4: Don’t focus on what you can’t eat, focus on what you can eat
23:44 Tip 5: Get creative with exercise

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