If you’ve been reading your Facebook or Twitter feed recently, you’ve surely been watching on as the the world prepares for their coveted summer vacations. And if you’re one of those lucky ducks who’s getting ready to set off for some carefree time in the sun, be sure to include the Eat Well Guide when you’re packing for your trip.
The Eat Well Guide is a free, online dictionary that contains more than 250,000 healthy eating options including fresh, locally grown, and even sustainably-produced food in the United States and Canada. Instead of succumbing to a drive-thru while you’re out of town, you can search the best cafes, stores, and even farmers markets near you to find healthy eats where you may be. This little tool will help you avoid making your vacation from work and school a vacation from your healthy eating habits as well.
Beyond the fantastic database of eateries, the Eat Well Guide also offers the Eat Well Everywhere Travel Map, which is available in app-form. This versatile function allows travelers to find healthy options near their driving route wherever they may land. (more…)
Nestled in a stunning box canyon at nearly 9,000 feet above sea level, Telluride, Colorado boasts gorgeous mountain scenery, miles of all season exploration, fabulous shopping, and world-class cuisine. What was once a thriving, turn of the century mining town is now home to skiing enthusiasts, nature lovers, retired dignitaries and celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld, just to name a few.
It is no wonder people from all backgrounds flock to Telluride. With a schedule full of informative, fun and educational festivals, from the world renowned Telluride Film Festival to the fungus fan’s Mushroom Festival, Telluride provides a take-your-breath-away backdrop that no other place can offer.
This summer, hundreds of yogis will make the pilgrimage to Telluride to take part in the 5th annual Telluride Yoga Festival, happening from July 12-15. With an impressive line up of presenters including Duncan Wong, Alanna Kaivalya and Karl Straub, this festival is sure to be a very memorable experience.
Imagine beginning your day with a cup of hot steaming coffee from one of the local meeting places in town. As residents and visitors gather to shoot the breeze over a chai mocha latte, you can almost hear the walls of Telluride’s historic old buildings whispering their own tales of life in the late 1800’s.
We’re excited to share that Jill Lawson, our resident yoga expert, is leading a yoga and surfing retreat. Hosted by Via Yoga, the six-day retreat is over Thanksgiving weekend in Sayulita, Mexico, a picturesque beach town 35 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. Jill will be teaching two 90-minute yoga classes per day, and there will be four surf lessons throughout the week.
Jill explains that yoga and surfing go hand in hand, because they both have a meditative quality to them. “Surfing and yoga also share a lot of the same physical components,” she says. “Both surfing and yoga require balance, flexibility and upper body strength. Chaturanga and/or plank pose uses similar muscles as the surfing ‘pop up’ which is a move used to get from lying on the board up to standing. Once we’ve made it on the board, our sense of balance must take over.”
Nowadays, many parents worry their children aren’t getting enough exercise. Too many electronic distractions, video games, social media, and too much screentime. With all the talk about the childhood obesity epidemic, it’s no wonder parents are concerned.
The good news is that you can help your children get moving. Active family day trips are great for everyone. Kids and parents alike will burn calories and enjoy each other’s company. Try one of these activities this weekend. You’ll all have so much fun that you won’t know you’re exercising!
Get in touch with nature. You don’t have to be an Eagle Scout to spend some quality time in the great outdoors. Visit a national park or local nature path. Traipse the trails with your family and stop to take breaks and enjoy the sights. See who can spot certain animals, insects, and plants.
As Spring Break and summer vacation approach, both parents and kids wonder what their next vacation adventure will bring. Planning a family vacation can be a lot of work. This is especially true when you’re trying to find a place that both the kids and adults will enjoy without breaking the bank.
Something that might be helpful when looking for a good spot for the family to spend their vacation is looking for a place that allows you to get in plenty of activity. Finding healthy vacation spots that are family-friendly can be an undertaking but it’s perfectly doable. The places listed below are great for families wanting to enjoy a variety of activities while on vacation. Being away from home allows you time to explore things you don’t regularly get to do and create great memories.