Vacation: a time to eat, sleep, drink and relax. Vacation: not a time to go to the gym or count calories. It's also a time that usually ends up forcing me to hit the treadmill for extra hours upon my return home.
Over the past year I have tried to break myself of this habit, which I'm sure seems familiar to many. Here are some tips and tricks I've learned on staying healthy and active while away.
Make it fun: No one said working out has to involve a gym. In a big city, take a walking tour instead of a tour bus, or walk between sites instead of taking taxis or subways. If you plan your days properly, most sites are probably within walking distance, and you get to explore more of the city. When heading south, take a day off from lounging with a pina colada and book active excursions such as hikes or bike tours. Either before you go or using your phone, visit Travelzoo's Local Deals section for deals on canoe trips, horseback rides, bike tours and other active pursuits while on the road.