Traveling during the summer months or to warmer climates can mean a change in the level of fluid consumption for many travelers. Maintaining proper body-fluid levels is important not only for your health, but also for an enjoyable vacation, because the symptoms of severe dehydration are no laughing matter. Follow these tips for thirst management and a safe excursion.
Coconuts. In many parts of the world, green coconuts are available for sale along with soft drinks and bottled water. Vendors slice the tops off and serve them to travelers with straws as an affordable refreshing beverage. I've enjoyed this healthy, penny-pinching water alternative in Indonesia, Thailand, and even Cambodia. Not only does coconut water hydrate you, but it also contains more magnesium, calcium, and potassium than other juices, according to the Mayo Clinic's website.