Mind and Health

Mind and health posts don’t go into anything too serious at Get Jaunty, but do look at ways to improve your happiness and how emotions can be affected by travel; especially when they involve leaving a job, your home and the support of friends.

What to Pack: Interrail Packing List

What to Pack: Interrail Packing List

*Updated 2018. Back in 2015 I quit my job, said goodbye to my family and friends and sorted out my definitive interrail packing list. This was all in preparation for two months interrailing across Europe as a single female traveller. This packing list is based on my own experiences and I can honestly say it worked for me when I was both planning my trip and whilst I was travelling.

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Fit for Travel: Injections Time!

Fit for Travel: Injections Time!

On Friday I went to the nurse to get my travel injections. As I was only going to Europe I didn’t expect there’d be too much of a kerfuffle about getting fit for travel, but after a 50 minute meeting at my local surgery, I was enlightened.

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Using My Fitbit App Abroad

Using My Fitbit App Abroad

About six weeks ago I invested in a fitbit tracker to monitor my steps in a normal working week. It started off pretty low, I was doing 3k a day but I’ve upped it to 6k by taking the train into work rather than the car, as it involves a fast walk to and from the train station. I guess this little change could be labelled under ‘preparation’ for my travels. The main thing I’ve noticed since tracking is that I always fall short of the recommended daily 10k steps, ¬†unless I go to London or Brighton. Boo! So I…

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Europe by Interrail: Making the Decision

Europe by Interrail: Making the Decision

In the last week I’ve told friends and colleagues that I’m leaving the UK to go interrailing around Europe for the summer and I couldn’t be more excited. The freedom I feel now, I’m taking as pay-off for the agony I went through making the decision, going over the pros and cons time and time again.

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