There is a growing demand for healthy food as our understanding of food develops, yet a lack of options in certain establishments still, with high fat and carb heavy options as the only choice. One ladies vision is set to remodel the world of travel and nutrition for our highest good.
Gemma Rodgers has created a solution which she is eager to share with fellow travellers and especially dietary restriction travellers. Balanced Tourist only launched in May this year from an idea to allow healthy habits to remain with you as you travel. In this month’s Creative Review Gemma shares her values and passions for merging healthy eating and travelling into the 21st century.
How did it all begin?
The idea stemmed from my own travels and constantly decanting snacks and powders into Tupperware or spending time searching for small versions of my most loved products to take with me. On top of this I had some dietary restrictions so always liked to have ‘safe’ snacks to hand and ensure I can enjoy my travels. I was unable to find one place to get all my travel essentials and so Balance Tourist was born.
What do you mean by safe snacks and how do these become travel essentials?
Just because you leave home doesn’t mean you have to leave your healthy lifestyle behind. Our ‘Everything Box’ will support you to take your healthy habits with you.
What would we find in the “Everything Box?”
We have curated a box of natural nutritious plant-based products that are tummy friendly; from sweet and savoury snacks including companies such as Pip and Nut, tea pigs, trek, linwoods, munchy seeds, mighty bee to essential oils and hydration to ensure you stay healthy and happy while on the go.
Healthy and happy while on the go, I just love this! It’s so important for our energy levels too as travelling can be demanding especially when going long distances. Can the box travel abroad too?
The box can be conveniently delivered to your door as it has been designed to fit through standard UK sized letter boxes and therefore also slim enough to fit into any travel case. All products are single serve sachets and airport security safe so you should have no problem in taking them with you in your hand luggage. (I’ve tested this and had no problems.
Travel and nutrition are obviously important values at Balanced T can you enlighten us to what else happens in the running of the business?
Here at Balanced Tourist HQ we believe in keeping the world looking nice so we have time to explore it therefore our box and packaging is non-bleach and recyclable and we work closely with our partners to ensure we source products that are were possible organic, fairly traded and only work with companies that are responsible enterprises.
If people have other allergies such as nuts can they still purchase a box?
Yes of course – we are more than happy to customize your box or send it as a gift; please let us know when purchasing if you have any special requirements and we will be happy to accommodate.
Can customers subscribe to the box?
You can do of course but we are not a subscription service. The mantra behind Balanced Tourist is to ensure you enjoy your travels and if taking our little box of extras with you helps – great!
Where can our readers go to discover more?
You can see everything currently in the box and order online now at www.balancedtourist.com
Wishing you Healthy and Happy Travels