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Wanderlust Work-It-Wednesday {no excuses}

If I were to put a figure to it, I would say approximately 60-70{fd7f0a6624fbd2224f3c60e3404acbd2207eb416c38268e7e97265ebe361b912} of my vacation planning involves thinking about what kind of food I’m going to eat.  No, seriously.  When we went to N’Awlins last April, I literally had a checklist. #notkidding

It is so fun to splurge on vacation — but, you can still balance fitness on the road, too!  In fact, this is one of our most favorite travel tips to make you feel like a ‘local’: work it out.

Seriously!  Going on a run allows you to see neighborhoods and landmarks you might not have seen otherwise.  Ducking into a cycling or yoga class in another town (or country!) makes for a fun, authentic experience, where you can meet people and get a feel for their daily life.  Here are some of our favorite ways to work in a little exercise on vacation — remember, no excuses! (And yes, you can have that extra scoop of gelato).

Make a Splash

Rent a kayak or a stand-up paddle board, and beat the heat by getting out on the water!  You will glimpse some gorgeous scenery, and maybe even some river/lake/sea life as well.




Take a Class

There is nothing like taking a yoga class in a foreign country to make you feel like a local! [p.s., in case you were wondering, Namaste is the same in pretty much every language 😉 ]  After I was done with this awesome class in Guatemala, I rehydrated with a little bit of local coconut water — doesn’t get much fresher than that, ladies and gents!


Search TravelZoo, LivingSocial, or Groupon for some great deals on classes wherever you’ll be traveling!  Cycling, barre, yoga, Pilates, or even something a little out of your comfort zone, like hula hooping or trampoline — c’mon, you’re never going to see these people again!

Hit the Road

Trails, sidewalks, parks — you can run pretty much anywhere {just, please — don’t run in sketchy areas, or after dark by yourself!  Use the buddy system!}. Hayley was recently in NYC for a week-long work trip, and although she had access to the hotel gym, she wanted to also experience the city a bit more… so she took the subway to Central Park for a beautiful morning run.


There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of passing another runner, giving them the ‘head nod’ like you live there, and burning a few cals 😉

Take a Hike

The view from the top is always the best, and it’s worth the effort getting there!  Check TripAdvisor for some worthwhile hikes at your next destination.


hikecollageLizard Rock hike - Thousand Oaks- LocalLove805

Tip: you get an extra burn when you hike at higher elevations, so take advantage of it when you get the chance! 😉

Tour de Vacay

Renting bikes is a great way to cover lots of ground while seeing the sights — and is often much cheaper than taking a taxi all over the place.  Plus, who doesn’t love a good bike ride?!



biking alaska

Players Gonna Play

How fun are lawn games?  True, some require a little more endurance than others (I’m lookin’ at you, Cornhole)… but playing your favorite game with a friend is an entertaining (read: hilarious) way to break a sweat.  Our husbands are really into Spikeball right now, and we also love a rousing game of paddle ball on the beach.  Volleyball, touch football, catch, and frisbee are all fair game, as well.



What’s your favorite way to stay in shape while on vacation?

#spreadthelove #noexcuses #workitwednesday #localfitness


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