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Great article with good suggestions.
Fantastic and wise suggestions. These are things I learned from my parents when we'd go on road trips or fly somewhere.
My parents used to do a lot of these (my old man didn't like eating restaurants) .One time outside of Jasper we had made bologna sandwiches with fresh ingredients we bought in town - was one of the best lunches we ever had (right by Patricia Lake).
I agree with the negative comments on air travel-these days it's stressful. Old enough to remember so much better. It was actually fun getting there. Today we have an old dog and the travel we do is by car so he can be with him. I'm allergic to so many things we always pack a cooler or two. That way we don't have to worry about restaurant choices and we almost always split meals. Vacation for us means exploring and these days due to other limitations it's on foot - but it's always fun and still educational.
I will undoubtedly try the local ice cream and sweet treats, which will be bad, but I'm not big on beef and pork and dumplings which are local regulars in Prague, so I'll have to see what else I can eat. I'm taking my ipad with some workout videos on and my bluetooth headphones, so hopefully I'll be able to still get in some exercise in the bathroom in the mornings!
Love the Cruise Control info. Will be going on a cruse in June so was very happy to see this blog.
We plan our vacation around activities we can do there. We rent bicycles for the week and leave the car at the condo as much as possible -- stock up on local and fresh fruits/veggies at the store.
Helpful tips! Air travel is so degrading these days that I feel like stress eating, so it is car camping or bust for me. I spend quite a bit of time planning what to pack into my car.
I found a travel yoga mat, only 700g and folds, so brought with me for the first time on hol. Perfect for ironing the kinks out after a long flight and a long drive, wish I'd done it sooner!
My husband tends to 'borrow' my motivation on hol, which means neither of us slack off and we fit in an hour a day for a run and shower each day - it's great, and getting home feeling more rested AND fitter (and slimmer) after a hol is a real joy. It just takes prioritising your health as part of the gift you give yourself on hol, an indulgence we don't always have time for at home.
I'm not th only one, a friend confided she and her husband hit the hotel running machines first thing, and she finds it sets them up for an enjoyable, energy filled guilt free day after that. It's easier to move than to starve...
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