Wassup, 2017? We’ve been anxiously awaiting you. All in all, 2016 was a mixed bag. Definite highs and lows, but let’s focus on the highlights here. We can easily agree that, looking back, most of our favorite memories include traveling. From Canada to Cannes to Catalonia and a few places in between, 2016 was a solid year for trips. One of the most common questions we get, and something we’re still figuring out for ourselves, is how do you stay healthy while hopping from city to city? Vacation is meant to be vacation, so by all means #treatyoself, but we found there are a few small things that help us feel energized and active while away from home.
Pack with your goals in mind
Pack the tennis shoes and workout clothes and make sure they see more than the inside of your suitcase! It seems like common sense, but just the act of packing active clothes will remind you to get out and sweat a bit. Of course, it always helps to have stylish workout gear. We picked up these outfits from Outdoor Voices before our recent trip to Barcelona and they were perfect for hiking to the top of Park Guell…and then for our trip to the tapas bar after ;).
If you’re in the market for some chic (+ comfy) active outfits for your next trip, or to kickstart your New Years resolution, come shop with us at Outdoor Voices Dallas January 12 from 6-8 p.m.! You’ll receive $20 off your purchase and can sip champagne and nibble on pizza while you browse. Because, balance is key.
See the city on foot
If you get lucky with lovely weather (like we did in Barca), get acquainted with the city with a little morning run. Its a great way to decompress and get your blood flowing after the stress of traveling. Not to mention, you may run past a neighborhood cafe or restaurant to fuel up at afterward.
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
We’re great about drinking water at the office, but tend to slack when we’re traveling. Vacation mode means wine & champagne is the only hydration you need…right? Wrong. At meals, alternate alcohol with some H2O and you’ll feel much more energized and less blah the next morning. Bring along a cute water bottle like this one and you can stash it in your bag to drink up while exploring.
Locate a local gym or studio
There are tons of studios that offer free classes or discounts for first-time visitors, and a lot of national gyms offer flex passes, so you can go to your fave gym in a new city. Kelsie and I went to a Soul Cycle class during our last trip to NYC, and I was able to score a free spot since it was my first time at the studio! It was the perfect way to jumpstart our day and prep for allll the ‘za and bagels.
Moderation is the mantra
As I said, vacation is vacation, so order all the carbs, drink mimosas at breakfast and get the dessert. Just keep moderation in the back of your mind. Try a little bit of everything and you’ll never feel deprived or too full. I also love the advice from one of my favorite blogger babes, Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential, who said she tries to only eat half of an entree when she eats out. So, eat half the pasta, take a break, then if you’re still hungry – go back for more! We’ll also pack Quest bars or other protein bars to eat for breakfast/snack on throughout the day!
Do you have any advice on how to stay on track while vacationing? Let us know!
Thank you to Outdoor Voices for providing us with these outfits! As always, opinions are our own!