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  1. Paul Healy
    October 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

    As someone a little obsessed with cleanliness this was interesting to read. I didn’t know there was such a thing as travellers breath and judging by some of the people I’ve sat next to on long train trips, it’s not that well known. I think keeping your hands clean is one of the most important and simple things you can do to stay healthy while on the road.

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    • dankiteski
      October 11, 2019 @ 7:04 pm

      Thanks, Paul. I am glad you like it.

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  2. Amanda
    October 14, 2019 @ 6:36 pm

    As someone who travels more than they sit still, I have definitely had and/or witnessed ALL of these. I travel extremely light, and pack as little as possible while also trying to be fairly eco-concious. Being a female I used to get so nervous about getting my period while on the road, packing boxes of tampons that take up WAY too much room in my bag. Switching to a cup was the most amazing decision I’ve ever made, and I highly recommend to every other female out there. Hurts your body and your wallet much less than the other products like pads and tampons. It even worked for me when I backpacked through South America for 3 months. I was always able to keep myself clean and healthy! Totally doable! Awesome post!

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2019 @ 10:46 am

      Thanks, Amanda.

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  3. Soumya Gayatri
    October 15, 2019 @ 1:18 pm

    This was quite an enlightening read. I wasn’t even aware of traveler’s breath or that portable laundry bag. Good to know.
    And it is definitely very important to maintain personal hygiene while traveling for ourselves and for those around us. Since we travel with a kid, hygiene is of utmost importance to us. And we carefully plan our trips so that we can get our laundry done regularly and stock up on necessities. I am glad you touch upon all the points that can make a difference.

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    • dankiteski
      October 16, 2019 @ 8:23 am

      Thanks, Soumya. I am glad you’ve found it helpful.

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  4. Rachelle
    October 15, 2019 @ 5:20 pm

    Isn’t it crazy how the little things can make such a difference when you’re traveling? I rarely check a bag, so I make sure to keep some deodorant and my toothbrush/toothpaste in my purse. After a long flight, there’s nothing better than feeling fresh and clean. I like to carry some face wet wipes with me, which also helps me not feel so stagnant and gross on the long haul flights!

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    • dankiteski
      October 16, 2019 @ 8:39 am

      Indeed it does. Many airlines do provide a toothbrush but it is always advisable to carry one.

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  5. Yukti Agrawal
    October 15, 2019 @ 8:17 pm

    These tips though look very simple but are highly essential to main hygiene during travel. Washing hands regularly and keeping the breath clean is the thing I follow always. Also I liked your 3:1:1 rule for packing travel hygiene items and also traveling lightly. Never followed this rule but now surely go for it as it looks interesting.

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    • dankiteski
      October 16, 2019 @ 8:46 am

      Thanks, Yukti.

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  6. Leah
    October 15, 2019 @ 11:46 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this, as I’m obsessed with cleanliness. I’ve never heard the term “traveler’s breath” but know what you’re referring to- and no one wants to smell that! I love your trips regarding cleaning the places you stay in. We always do our best to leave the places in the same condition we found them in. I travel with small cleaning products so I can sanitize things quickly when we arrive, because you never know if it was properly cleaned for you (and I have a toddler, so I want to be especially careful).

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    • dankiteski
      October 18, 2019 @ 8:07 pm

      Thanks, Leah. I am glad you have enjoyed reading it.

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  7. Paula
    October 16, 2019 @ 2:16 am

    I definitely can relate to how important this topic is. After a long flight, or just a long day going around sightseeing, you can just feel how dirty your body can get. I travel with kids so we always carry baby wipes and hand sanitizer with us. I think I will never give up on carrying the baby wipes with me again. They can be used in so many things.

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    • dankiteski
      October 18, 2019 @ 7:55 pm

      Thanks, Paula. Indeed baby wipes are a lifesaver during a long flight

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  8. Jackie
    October 16, 2019 @ 3:45 pm

    Thanks for making these excellent travel hygiene suggestions, which are relevant to short road trips and long-haul flights alike (and beyond). You clued me in to a few products I didn’t even know existed, like the no-rinse body wash. (Now that you mention it, I might add some dry shampoo into the mix.)

    There’s nothing more embarrassing than realizing you have a hygiene issue while traveling…thanks for posting a great resource!

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    • dankiteski
      October 18, 2019 @ 7:41 pm

      Thanks, Jackie. I am glad you found it useful.

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  9. noyon
    November 3, 2019 @ 7:26 am

    Thanks for your writing.

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