4 Spring Break Trips Tips from Your Favorite Aunt Flo
Posted byErin Ollila
The mother of all spring break trips is finally here! You’ve been planning for months and you’re leaving for a tropical paradise in the morning. As you’re setting you alarm, you realize: you have to make room in your suitcase for one more…
Me! Aunt Flo is here, and I’m ready to party! I’m sorry if I’m cramping your style, so to make up for it, here are some tips to turn this vacation with your ol’ Aunt Flo (and friends) into the best trip ever.
1. Choose Your Clothing Wisely
Of course, I know you’re planning your outfits to the very last detail (and no, those chandelier earrings don’t look good with that chunky necklace), but while you may adore that stylish romper, is it really the best choice? That’s a mighty risk. Skip anything tight and stretchy and opt for loose and flowy. Dresses make for smart wardrobe choices while traveling and relaxing. That way, if you’re bloated, your stomach has room to expand.
Plan for beach time, too. Just because I’m hanging out doesn’t mean you need to stuff yourself into a one-piece. A high-wasted bikini bottom is a perfect option for vacations if you’re bloated, especially since you can pair them with any style top. If you’re worried about looking bloated while walking from the hotel to the beach, a light sheer cover up completes the look.
But, whatever you choose, here’s a little advice from your favorite Aunt Flo: never be ashamed of your body. You look great, regardless of what time of the month it is.
2. Pack Light to Travel Right
This goes without saying, but do you really want to be lugging around an overflowing suitcase on your spring break. You’re already achy, so save yourself some trouble and leave the extra outfits you know you won’t wear at home. Toss your bathing suit in an empty suitcase, a few dresses, flip flops, accessories, but most of all, don’t forget your sanitary items. You don’t want to be stranded on an island without any tampons or pads, do you?
3. Watch What You Eat
Remember that your digestion changes when you’re menstruating, which means depending on where you are in your period, you may be either constipated or experiencing diarrhea. No one likes a party pooper (pun intended!) so eat foods that you know are easy on your stomach. This will ensure you won’t feel miserable (and you won’t stink up our shared bathroom).
Oh, and increase your water intake. Depending on where your spring break trip takes you, it may be smart to drink only bottled water. Now, your mom would tell you to bring healthy snacks on spring break trips, but I’m not her. I’m your wacky Aunt Flo, so I’ll be real and tell you to make sure to stow some chocolate in your carry-on.
4. Don’t Mix Meds and Mixed Drinks
Girl, you’re over 21 now, so you can drink. And I know you love a good party, but if you’re taking any medication to stop the bulge and calm your cramps, you shouldn’t be drinking. Read the labels on any medications you’re taking to know the side effects and see if they’re appropriate to use while drinking. If the meds are necessary, stick to club soda. If not, deal with a little cramping and enjoy the adult slushie and a night of dancing. Just remember to alternate water and cocktails throughout the evening. What, I’m still your aunt, and I want you to be safe while having fun.
Thanks for letting me tag along on your adventure, dearie. (Though I guess I did sort of invite myself…) These tips are helpful, right? We can now enjoy paradise together!
- Posted by Erin Ollila
- On March 10, 2017