How To Enjoy A Low EMF Vacation

Posted by Lloyd Burrell on July 20, 2013 under EMFs and travel, EMFs in your life | 20 Comments to Read

July and August is the holiday season in my part of the world.

It’s when people (yours truly included) take a well-earned break.

But going on vacation (called holidays where I come from) doesn’t mean you can forget all about EMFs.  For some people (particularly if you’re electrically hyper-sensitive) traveling can be a major challenge.

Or maybe you just want to ‘play it safe’.

Whatever your circumstances before you ‘hit the road’ here are some essential pointers on dealing with EMFs while on vacation.

Tips For A Low EMF Vacation

Here’s my checklist for a low EMF Holiday.

Before you go:

  • low emf vacationif flying, do your research. Book with an airline that doesn’t have TV screens in the headrests (there are still some that exist – tends to be the case with older fleets)
  • book your flight early and request seats away from the electronic instrumentation, this usually means at the back of the plane
  • sometimes you can’t book the seats until 24 or 36 hours before takeoff – follow thiings closely to make sure you get the seats you request
  • sit away from the engines, these also give off significant EMFs
  • when booking your accommodation, prefer places that don’t have WiFi and cordless phones in the bedrooms.
  • ring ahead and ask them about WiFi and cordless phones, don’t just go on what it says on the website or brochure.
  • if the hotel or complex does have WiFi ask for your accommodation to be situated away from the antenna.
  • research with or similar to book accommodation which is not in close proximity to a cell tower
  • generally speaking, rural or older facilities currently offer the most suitable accommodation for the EMF conscious.

During the flight:

  • don’t use your cell phone for wireless communications (if you’ve got one). Same goes for your laptop computer.
  • if someone sat very close to you is using these kinds of devices, ask them to limit their use and/or ask to swop seats with someone else.

Don’t use an EMF meter during the flight, if the readings are high this will only panic you. And there’s nothing you can do about the EMFs, except get off the plane – which you don’t want to do!!

On arrival:

  • when you arrive in your hotel room or rental look round for the obvious, cordless phones, the lift shaft behind the bedroom wall, wifi antenna in close proximity. If you are really not happy with your location go to reception and ask if they can move you
  • there are pros and cons to going on vacation with an EMF meter/s. If you’re staying for a prolonged period, 3 weeks or more then it makes more sense. For shorter stays I’m against it. Providing you use your common sense, you’ll already be able to minimize your exposure significantly. And even if the EMF exposures are relatively high where you are staying, long term a 1 or 2 week of higher than usual exposures will not make a big difference to your health situation.
  • I don’t advise getting your EMF meter out during the flight, if the readings are high this will only panic you. And there’s nothing you can do about the EMFs, except get off the plane – which you don’t want to do!!

Additional Tips For Electrosensitives

  • before you go request a letter from your doctor explaining your condition, useful for showing to the cabin crew if you need to change seats for any reason
  • take a large EMF protection net made from canopy mesh fabric or similar so you can cover your entire body if needed to (its relatively inexpensive and gives reasonable protection even beyond 10Ghz)
  • take a smaller EMF protection net, and an ordinary hat
  • take a supply of melatonin tablets so you can induce sleep if needed
  • prepare yourself by doing visualization and/or meditation exercises before leaving

Some Other Tips

If your vacation isn’t as low EMF as you’d have liked it to have been, keep your cool, enjoy anyway. Dealing with EMFs requires a long-term approach, a week or two of more elevated EMF exposures is going to make very little difference in the grand scheme of things.

Enjoying your vacation starts by deciding that you are going to enjoy your vacation. If dealing with your EMF exposures is a priority for you make it a priority before you take your vacation.

Effective EMF protection can only be achieved by adopting a holistic approach to your health. Your vacation, or a week or two before your vacation, is not the time to start fretting about this.

Happy low EMF hols!!

  • Steve said,

    Nice post Lloyd, thanks again for your ongoing support.

  • Linda Abbott said,

    One fellow from the UK told me he tacked metal window screening to his roof, which seemed to help a lot(he is very electromagnetic-sensitive); I’m assuming it was aluminum screening he purchased, & that he lived near a cell tower.
    I like this article, and I only have one beef with manufacturers of screening fabrics: they are expensive enough to be prohibitive for people on fixed incomes, on gov’t. assistance, or already carrying a high debt load. So I’d like to either see this dilemma addressed, or witness some healthy competition to drive these prices down. Any better ideas, let’s hear them. Thanks.

  • JP said,

    Travel here in the USA is about out. All lodging and most campgrounds are blasting wifi and finding one without is impossible in most areas. Then there’s the smart meter issue, but honestly I have not gotten that far due them all having wifi. I have wanted to travel to find RF free housing but can find no place to stay period. The only way to check out those homes that are safe is to travel and spend the night. There are some in the north of my state, but the area isn’t as appealing for living. There is a place in WV that is wifi free but days to get there.

  • Stephen said,

    I suggest people always take the stetzerizer Microsurge meter. And a bunch of emf Stetzer filters. If they want an happy holiday e-stress free. Kind regards. SMH

  • Conor said,

    Great post Lloyd, thank you so much.

  • James said,

    Nice tips as usual Lloyd. I’ve found it hard to convince my doctor EMF is real though. Shielding paint solved it for me. That and switching off wifi and bluetooth. Sleep like a baby now 🙂

  • Conor said,


    Thats great to hear mate, do you mind telling me more about your living arrangments. Are you in the city? Appartment?

    Add me on FB!/Irishaman


  • Patrick said,

    Always interesting reading, and as the quote goes “Knowledge is Power”!

  • James said,

    Sold my apartment because I was being fried by a dozen networks, and couldn’t sleep. And low sex drive. Bought a house, painted it with Y-shield, and never been better. I also camp out 2-3 nights a month. Sleeping in the woods acts as a radiation detox; it restores natural balance and makes you much more resistant when you return to the city. You become like a knight in armour. The armour protects you, but radiation causes it to rust, so you need to restore it periodically. There’s no science behind this yet, but I can’t wait fifty years for the eggheads to do the math: I figured it out for myself.

  • Conor said,

    Will the stetzer meters work in other countries if you use an appropriate adapter for that country?

    Another idea may be to stay in a villa or other detached property so you can turn off the circuit breakers. Also camping.

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