Traveling is fun. Taking in new sites, trying new foods, talking to random strangers and doing things you'd normally never do at home - all sheer awesomeness. But what's not so awesome about traveling is that you're often kitchen-less and time-trapped. Which means a whole lot of dining out and grabbing quick bites of foods that you usually try not to eat too much of. And that might be fine for a few days, but if you - like me - are used to getting plenty of fresh fruits and veggies in your diet on a regular basis...it can be torture. Especially if you have underlying health conditions that juicing helps to keep in check. On a recent family vacation, I found my ulcer beginning to act up again after too much indulgence on pasta, pizza, and really delicious Italian pastries. Luckily, I packed a portable juicer. It weighs around 6 pounds, travels well (wrapped up in a hoodie and snuggled into my suitcase) and allows me to juice things like cabbage and other leafy greens, which really help soothe my tummy and keep me refreshed and ulcer-free throughout my travels. Not to mention get my fill of fresh fruits and veggies without much time investment. Yea, portable juicers are a godsend. So it comes as no surprise that I highly, highly recommend all travelers to have one as an indispensable travel buddy - here are the top picks! OUR #1 PICK: The Tribest Z-STAR The Tribest Z-Star is hands down the best portable juicer. Why? It weighs ~6 lbsIt's easy to use and easy to cleanNo electricity required (you don't have to worry about 110v vs 220v)It's actually a wheatgrass juicer, which makes it ideal for juicing delicate leafy greens. And if you only have time to make one juice per day during your travels - make it a green juice!Also does a good job of juicing harder produce like carrots, apples, and ginger. But the biggest reason this is our top pick is because it’s basically a single auger, masticating type of juicer without the motor, which means the same process of extraction with no heat and better preservation of nutrients and enzymes - you're getting the same benefits of a fancier, slow masticating juicer...and it weighs a whole lot less! #2. LEXEN MANUAL JUICER Yet another wheatgrass juicer that's great for all things leafy green, the Lexen juicer is another great choice. Why? It weighs just ~3 lbsSuper easy cleanupCan also juice harder produce like apples and carrots This juicer is also a slow, masticating cold-press type juicer, which = great juice quality. The only real drawback to this juicer is that it can be a bit flimsy. And the last thing you need is to pack a portable juicer only to have it break halfway through your travels. So if you opt for this one - go easy on it and make sure it's wrapped among soft clothes in your suitcase! #3. NUTRI NINJA BLENDER Okay, so the Nutri Ninja is not a juicer - it's a blender that does a great job reducing everything you blend into a smooth juice-smoothie. And it makes a great portable juicer-substitute for those looking to get more variety of fruits & veggies during their travels. Why? Super easy cleanup - just rinse the cup Blends everything - fruits, veggies, and even seeds and stemsYou'll be able to get tons of fruits as well as leafy greens and other veggies The only downside to the Nutri Ninja is that it does require electricity and you'll need a converter if you travel outside of North America. Oh, and it's slightly heavier than the above portable juicers - it weighs ~8 lbs. Google+0Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0LinkedIn0 Want a free book of healthy juice rECIPES? Perfect, 'cause we've gathered our favorite juice recipes into a printable juice recipe book you can download right now!Here's what you'll get... Simple, tasty recipes perfect for beginners! Recipes to fight acne, burn fat, detox your liver, and more!Nutrition facts and prep tips for every recipe!