Going on vacation for many people means relaxing and leaving behind the routine of everyday life. For those that want to stay in shape and be active during their vacation, there are some destinations that might be better than others. Spring Break is quickly approaching and the high traffic summer months follow quickly after that. Finding the perfect vacation spot can be difficult to do on your own. We’ve compiled a list of the best vacation spots for those that want to stay active during their time away from home. These places offer a chance to have fun and play while doing activities you may not have access to in your home town. Whether you’re staying stateside or vacationing abroad, these destinations have a lot to offer.
While it may be difficult for some of us to imagine, warmer days are ahead of us. That means vacation season will be upon us before you know it. While most vacations are centered around sipping cocktails on the beach and lazing around, you can also take a fitness vacation.
Don’t look at this as work, but as a way to get away from the stresses of life and treat yourself to a scenic vacation that just happens to also be good for your health.
Now, oftentimes fitness vacations can be pretty pricey. Guided tours, pampering afterward at a spa… this can all add up very quickly. If you’re on a tight budget, there’s no reason you can’t find a trip that fits your frugal needs. Here are a few fitness vacation options that can get you there:
Breakfast at a diner, lunch at the airport, snack at the gas station, dinner at (gasp!) McDonald’s. You finally reach your hotel, drift into a jet-lag induced coma and sleep in well past your normal workout time. It seems so inevitable: Spring Break is around the corner and we all know the health challenges that come with traveling. I’m not judging, I’ve been there! Anything goes when you’re on vacation, but the trick is to stay in control. You don’t want to find yourself coming home with the “Spring break is over, man, I blew my diet, now I’m home exhausted and bloated” blues.
Cammy Chapel is a writer/solopreneur living in Memphis, TN. Her blog, The Tippy Toe Diet, chronicles her successful and wonderfully imperfect path to losing 100 pounds and how she maintains the loss over two years later. She has been featured in Woman’s Day and AOL’s That’s Fit.
Sometimes we get so caught up in the hectic and stressful requirements of daily living that the care and maintenance of our relationships with others, especially our significant others, takes a back seat. If you and your sweetheart are in need of some quality time together, it might be time to plan a restorative, romantic getaway. No kids, parents, friends, bosses, or other life distractions allowed!
Getting away from your daily routine doesn’t mean you have to abandon health and fitness. Not completely, anyway. Here are some tips for planning a romantic AND healthy getaway:
Relaxation is probably the number one reason why we go on a vacation- and stress reduction is one of the most popular reasons why people turn to yoga. So what happens when you combine the calming effects of yoga with the tranquility of a beach resort? A very memorable, peaceful and healthy vacation.
Thanks to the rise of yoga, a complete yoga-inspired culture has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry. So it should come as no surprise that where we choose to go for some rest and repose also has some space for sticky mats, incense and vegetarian fare.
For those who want to stay in the country or for those who want to venture abroad, when it comes to taking a yoga vacation, you have a tremendous number of options available to you.
Here are some of the hottest destinations for a yoga vacation. (more…)