How I Save My Poor Feet from Too Much Travel

Okay, okay, I know feet aren’t everyone’s favorite travel topic.  Especially with all the bare feet that suddenly appear on airplanes.

But while feet can be a sore subject, sometimes they are literally just plain sore from all that travel.

From all the running around the airport and from carrying heavier things than I usually do, my feet would develop really painful callouses that would take a few days of lazy R&R to recover from (but who has time for R&R?!)

One day, I walked into CVS and saw these flower shaped foot-scrubbies.  They didn’t look like they would do that much for my callouses, but at least looked like they would feel good on my feet during a bubble bath.


After a couple of days of using the scrubber (while still walking pretty heavily), my callouses came off!  I ran back to CVS for more, but alas, it seemed to be a one time thing only.  (And from reviews I read, my experience was not unique).

Luckily, started carrying them for a little over $5 each.  While they are add-on items, I do subscribe and save to get them delivered every other month for $5.09 each, shipped.

They moisturize and exfoliate your feet.  The best part is there is technically no liquid, so they are easy to carry on-board without worrying too much about your 3-1-1 compliant bag.  (That is–the quart bag you need to use for your liquids).

I keep one at home and switch it out every so often.  I also take a dry one traveling with me.  I bring it back in a baggie and air it out for a while.  If I have an immediate trip, I take a different dry one with me and add the wet one back to the rotation once it is dry.

The other benefit to these scrubbers is that I have been able to cut back on the number of pedicures I’ve gotten.  I was able to get some relief to my aching feet there, but for about $45 a visit.  Ouch.

Instead, I go once in a while as a treat and keep up my pedi care with these scrubbers and my own nail polish.

How do you deal with your aching feet when traveling?

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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  1. I have some little pedicure kits that I bought from a rite Aid clearance bin for 25 cents. They have a little flower shaped emery board in them that I love when I do my pedicures. Best purchase I ever made everything I need to do a pedicure in a little zip lock bag just need my polish.

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