Looking for adventure? Combine your love for fitness and travel into one trip! No need to come home from vacation feeling sluggish and out-of-shape. Make yoga, hiking, biking, climbing, or swimming a primary part of your sightseeing plans. Not only is it good for the body and mind, it provides a whole new perspective on the area in which you’re visiting.
There are many travel companies devoted to serving the active traveler. Even major fitness clothing companies and brands have gotten into the act. Tour wine country by bike, take a yoga retreat to de-stress and rejuvenate the soul, head to surfing school, traverse the mountains, hit the trails, kayak, or climb a volcano and soak in a natural hot springs. The possibilities are endless! Customize your trip to suit the level of activity you want and the relaxation you need.
Try a triathlon (or any kind of race) in a country or state you’ve always wanted to explore. Tack on extra time before and after the event to enjoy the area. Not only will a destination race give you something to look forward to, it’ll provide extra motivation to train for the event and keep you on track!
Not ready to take such a big step towards fitness travel? Start small with your time commitment and budget by visiting a new place within a few hours of home. All you need is a bike, hiking/running shoes, and a water bottle to find your slice of fitness adventure near your own backyard.