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With the first arctic cold front of the season moving into New Hampshire this week, it can only mean one thing. It’s officially COLD SEASON! Oh yeah, you know what I’m talking about. We all know there are a lot of tips, tricks, and homeopathic ways to fight colds. So today let’s talk about a few of the ways I like to stay ahead of a cold while traveling around the state in my traveler’s guide to staying ahead of a cold by Taking Zicam® Cold Remedy at First Sign!

Let’s get right to it. I hate getting a cold and will do anything to not get one, but I am ready when the inevitable happens.

Drinking Lots Of Water!

Water, water, water, water! Did I mention water? Because avoiding a cold, or when you have a cold, you should be drinking all the water you can. Staying hydrated is a great way to stave off a cold.

Before leaving the house, I always fill up my cool marble design water bottle. It’s a quick and easy way to make sure I have water while on the road. Plus, it’s refillable. So I can fill it up almost anywhere!

Besides water, drink orange juice and other juices too. They’ll help keep you hydrated and provide you with valuable vitamins. Keep the fluids flowing!

Regardless of how many bathroom breaks you need, it’s important to stay hydrated – even if you are *that person* who gets up 3 times on a 4 hour plane trip to use the loo.

Sanitize Everything!

Wiping down the carts at Walmart with the sanitizer wipes and grabbing your essentials before hitting the road basically routine at this point, right?

Sanitizing Walmart cart with sanatizing wipes to prevent colds.

Aside from it being a routine, let’s talk about why. Have you seen some of the snotty nosed kids sitting in the Walmart carts, putting their snotty little fingers all over the handles? I have. Wipe, wipe, and wipe again. 😂  Amiright?

It’s not just the carts though, when we travel we bring wipes and spray to clean hotel room door handles, locks, TV remote controls, tables, arm chairs, sinks and toilet handles, and anything else we touch with our hands that we think housekeeping may not have paid enough attention to.

As pristine as your hotel room looks, it takes less than 5 minutes to walk through and give everything a once-over. It’s a great way to help avoid getting a cold while on vacation!

How to avoid a cold, and stay ahead of a cold.

We also keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in our car. It even has it’s own cup holder! Every time we go somewhere, the first thing we do when we get back into the car is give it a few pumps and sanitize our hands.

Using sanitizing wipes and hand sanitize is a great way to steer clear of a cold.

Wash Your Hands

Talk about stating the obvious. Washing your hands every chance you get will definitely help you avoid cold germs. I’m not talking about giving your hands a two-second dip under the water. Wash them thoroughly with soap and water. Wet your hands, lather with soap and scrub for 30 seconds, then rinse. It’s an easy way to help avoid the spread of germs, and help you avoid getting a cold.

Stop Touching Your Face

Are you the type of person who is always touching their face? Brushing the hair out of your eyes, rubbing your nose, or grooming your mustache? If your hands just pulled a germ-riddled door handle or rested on the escalator hand rail, you could be putting someones germs right up to your mouth. Think about that the next time you want to rub your eyes…where have your hands been?

Carry Pocket-Size Hand Sanitizer

Have hand sanitizer at the ready. When you’re travelling, especially if you travel for business, you’ll be meeting and shaking hands with many people. You’ll be grabbing door handles, hand rails, backs of chairs etc… Make sure to use hand sanitizer often to help yourself avoid catching a cold.

I’m kind of obsessive about this one. Ask my wife. When we go on vacation, we literally go through two pocket size hand sanitizers each day. Whether it’s an amusement park, or zoo, or wherever, we plow through the stuff like it’s going out of style.

Stay Ahead Of A Cold – A Traveler’s Guide

I’ll do anything to not get a cold, but when the inevitable happens, I’m ready with Zicam Cold Remedy products!

Zicam On The Go!

Now we know why we wipe down our carts obsessively, spray down our hotel rooms, as well as wash and sanitize our hands at every hour of the day. Now let’s talk about why we never hit the road without Zicam Cold Remedy products.

Zicam Cold Remedy Products

We’re always trying to find new places to snowshoe in the winter and living in New Hampshire makes it easy to get up and go.

Travel with a cold.

I always make sure to have the right stuff with us, so we don’t have to suffer through a cold for longer than necessary.

Zicam Cold Remedy – Two Ways

Zicam Cold Remedy products shorten a cold when taken at the first sign of a cold, like that dreaded first sneeze, sniffle, and/or cough. Zicam® Cold Remedy Medicated Fruit Drops and Zicam® Cold Remedy RapidMelts® are our top two choices.

Zicam Cold Remedy Products


Based on the sales data of homeopathic cold shortening brands, Zicam is the #1 cold shortening brand and it’s the #1 pharmacist recommend brand for zinc cold remedies & homeopathic cold products.

Zicam® Cold Remedy Medicated Fruit Drops

The best part about these are they’re clinically proven to shorten the length of a cold when taken at the first sign. The flavors are great too: orange, lemon and cherry.

Zicam Cold Remedy Fruit Drops

Plus, they have pectin, which is a gelling agent that prevent them from sticking together or melting in the bottle! There are 25 soft assorted fruit drops in every container and it’s a great non-drowsy homeopathic cold remedy.

Zicam® Cold Remedy RapidMelts®

Toss a pack of Zicam RapidMelts in your back pack as they’re perfect for on-the-go folks like us. Not only are they non-drowsy and non-habit forming homeopathic cold remedy, they dissolve in your mouth – no need for water! Take it anywhere, anytime!

Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts for traveling.

The Zicam RapidMelts come in three flavors as well; Citrus, Cherry, and Lemon-Lime with Echinacea. Of course they also shorten the length of a cold when taken at the first sign, too!

You can grab these products at Walmart.com or scroll down to find a money saving offer where you can save in store. You can find Zicam Cold Remedy products right in the cold aisle at your local Walmart, it’s a great place to stock up.

Cold and flu aisle at Walmart, Zicam Cold Remedy

Take Zicam Medicated Fruit Drops before heading out for the weekend, and toss a pack of Zicam® Cold Remedy RapidMelts® in your backpack or luggage and take them with you on the road to your favorite vacation or hiking spot!

Zicam Cold Remedy Rapidmelts and Fruit Drops.

You can take Zicam Medicated Fruit Drops for one dose, and then the Zicam RapidMelts for the next dose. Just don’t take two different products at the same time.

This is a no-brainer to stay ahead of a cold, Zicam® Cold Remedy products are safe and effective. Of course check with a pharmacist or doctor before taking Zicam products with other medications and scope out www.zicam.com/our-products to learn more about dosage directions.

How else can we kick a cold?

Keep On Drinking!

We talked about staying hydrated throughout cold season, but you’ll want to keep chugging water and juice to help kick a cold when it does hit! Keep on drinking water folks!

Sweat It Out!

When the inevitable cold strikes, you need to sweat it out! All that water we’re guzzling? Now it’s time to sweat it out! When I feel that cold coming on, the last thing I do is crawl under the covers. I usually go for a few hours on the snowshoe trails each day, or hop on the exercise bike and sweat it out!

Don’t be a couch potato when you get a cold. Hop up and sweat it out with your favorite activity!

Stay ahead and beat your cold with these easy tips!

Drinking lots of water, sweating out your cold, and using Zicam Cold Remedy products at the first sign of your cold will help!

Use all of these easy tips to stay ahead of a cold, and snag the offer below!

Zicam Cold Remedy Offer

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No matter where you’re headed this winter, make sure you keep Zicam Cold Remedy products handy, and at the ready, keep on moving and drink water like it’s going out of style! Unlike other cold medicines that only mask cold symptoms, Zicam® is clinically proven to shorten colds.*  Zicam is Completely Different** It’s Clinically Proven to Shorten Colds*.

**From products that mask symptoms/most other cold remedies
*When taken at first sign

A travelers guide to staying ahead of a cold! See how I stay ahead of a cold with a few simple steps! #cold #winter #ZicamAtFirstSign #zifanforzicam #takeatfirstsign #coldseason #travel #travelling #snowshoeing #hiking #fitness #travel #travelbug #travellove

What are some tips you have to shorten a cold?

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