We had the great fortune of sitting down with NIKKI BOSTWICK, FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE FULLEST, a publication built on pop culture, wellness, finances, politics and more (basically everything that you want to read about). Nikki is a force to be reckoned with – running a busy household with a toddler, spearheading multiple burgeoning business(ES) – in addition to The Fullest, make sure to check out her podcast Morning Matcha, she has just recently launched the most delicious saffron latte (a must buy). Take notes everyone.
What are your go-to wellness travel essentials?
I never wear makeup on the plane because I somehow end up breaking out- I haven’t pinpointed exactly why but I noticed a face mist and some face oil are all I need on travel days to keep my skin hydrated and keep it from getting clogged up. Speaking of face oil, it is my number one skin essential whether I am traveling or at home- I always have my face oil with me. I also bring essential oils to help us sleep soundly. We also love requesting a humidifier from our hotels, again because it helps keep our skin hydrated and we wake up more refreshed!
Check bags or carry-on?
With a kid it’s a check bag kind of lifestyle!
What are your top 3 Carry-On items you can’t travel without?
I bring our saffron latte wellness blend with me because It makes me feel nourished when I drink it as my morning “breakfast” before I start my day- while traveling or not. Another must – antibacterial wipes! We like the natural kind so it doesn’t strip our skin from its natural microbiome. Whole Foods sells a good lavender scented one.
Last trip you took?
Seattle to visit my inlaws! We love the North West!
What do you wear when you fly?
I go as comfortable as possible- usually in my cashmere jumper, no bra, some sort of cover-up and sneakers or sandals.
Best airline snack or meal?
I avoid all airline food even when in First Class. i usually grab a bag of pistachios and water at one of the counters before boarding the plane so I can avoid the service altogether.
How do you avoid jet lag?
With a 10 month old, my sleep cycle has been pretty crazy so I don’t experience jet lag because that is now my constant state of mind! But it is nice to try and stay up as best you can the first day and acclimate to your new time zone by staying awake until its bedtime in your new timezone.
Kindle, iPad or book?
A real book all the way
How do you practice sustainability on the go?
I am horrible at it but one think I do as part of my lifestyle is sticking to mainly plant based foods and that is definitely the most simple way for me to stay eco friendly.
What are your favorite Eco-Friendly Products to travel with?
I like to request a bathtub and bring bath salts with me and love a zinc-based sunscreen (better for the reefs to avoid using all those chemicals).