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Fitness Minutes: (20,400) Posts: 2,704 7/27/11 4:03 P
I like to plan holidays in interesting places that lend themselves to a lot of walking. Last year I was in Sighetu Mamatiei in Romania, and from there you can walk to Ukraine! I'd never walked to another country before! Other great walking cities include Budapest, Paris, Mexico City, Barcelona, Bucharest, Stockholm... I love having a few days to explore a city by foot and just wander into whatever seems interesting.
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current weight: 122.0
Fitness Minutes: (65,783) Posts: 6,605 1/12/11 8:01 A
Thank you for this great idea: I pack my resistance band for next trip for sure, thanks.
current weight: 162.0
Posts: 1,271 2/20/10 12:04 A
Get local maps which are very specific to the areas you're visiting. Figure out the interesting stuff near where you are staying and make it a point to walk to all of them and see the sights that locals see. Take public transport to the further flung ones and walk back. If you have little kids, pack a lightweight stroller and explore with your kids and check out local parks. You can get some exercise and the kids can play.
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Posts: 7,535 2/7/10 12:30 P
Good shoes for walking.
Posts: 2,838 11/22/09 6:06 P
There are some great ideas on here. My favorites are taking walking tours whenever possible. Also a jump rope does not weigh much to stick in the luggage.
Many of the hotels and all of the cruise ships I have been on have a gym. The cruise ships have some great classes as well to help burn off all the calories consumed at the midnight buffet...
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I like to rent bikes -- good transportation and exercise at the same time.
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current weight: 160.0
Fitness Minutes: (623) Posts: 661 9/13/07 10:52 A
Last vacation I was gone for nearly a month, so I packed a resistance band. It weighs nothing, and you can use it for strength training anywhere
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Fitness Minutes: (30,496) Posts: 3,053 9/1/07 9:27 A
A follow up to my last post. . .just make sure you have the right shoes for walking so much on a daily basis.
I spent a lot of money on bandages due to some blisters that cropped up (and I was in Teva's. . .figure that!!)
But it was still worth it!
current weight: 132.5
Fitness Minutes: (30,496) Posts: 3,053 9/1/07 9:26 A
The easiest for me is to just walk. I was just on a 5 1/2 week trip through Europe (and with the exception of the last week where I have to admit, I wasn't too good with my food choices. . but hey, it was vacation). I don't think I gained more than a pound or two.
There were days where my husband and I walked for hours and hours (upwards of 5-8 miles a day!!).
We saw some great sites that we would have otherwised missed and got some great exercise. Made drinking all that wine go down just a little bit easier!!
current weight: 132.5
Fitness Minutes: (25,000) Posts: 2,393 7/22/07 10:03 P
I pack my running clothes and shoes when I travel and make it a point to run in whatever new place I find myself. I try and mostly walk to my sightseeing destinations in whatever new city I am in.
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current weight: 244.0
Posts: 453 7/14/07 12:32 A
Hi everyone, My visit to Portland was a great way to get creative with exercise. Hiking was an obvious choice but the neighborhoods are extremely hilly so a quick trip around the block made buns of steel seem easy. Another idea is renting a bike instead of car when possible or better yet locating the hotel in a central area and walking to most places. Also, traveling is a great way to check out fancy gyms with guest passes. I use this as an incentive when I'm on vacation to keep working out. They are usually very reasonable @ 10$ a day.
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Posts: 578,968 7/10/07 9:41 A
In addition to walking, I always check out the local gyms, in most places you can pay for the day. I've tried new and different group classes in Australia,(Sydney, Cairns, Byron Bay, Brisbane) California, Las Vegas,Hawaii, Bali and Mumbai India. I also google for yoga classes in the areas I am traveling to. I also look for trekking and hiking and cycling tours. Hope to climb a volcano in Bali this summer. Or try a new sports activity like kayaking, river rafting, surfing, etc.
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I walk and try to keep up with 4 kids. Also we try to try new sports as often as possible. Something extreme is always good.
current weight: 223.0
Posts: 380 6/19/07 12:11 P
I try to walk/run/bike/hike as much as possible. It is a great way to see a lot of stuff and get cardio too. If there are stairs I take them instead of the elevator, unless of course it is 80 flights with a suitcase.
Posts: 13,112 6/19/07 10:31 A
As mentioned on other threads (for those who haven't been there) -
I'll have access to dvd player, so I'm bringing my cardio dvd's with, as well as resistance bands (NOT the weights - don't want to use up my luggage allowance!). The challenge will be to establish the routine. I know I shan't be able to while we visit the jungle churches along the river, but while I'm staying with Foreman I should be able to do my morning workout.Shel
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