Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fitness On The Run

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One of the challenges I faced when I first began traveling more often was how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Be it traveling for business or pleasure the questions, how do I find the time to work out and maintain my fitness routine? How do I eat healthy when limited to airport food and restaurant meals? Always came up, as I came back disappointed. With my recent loss of 25lbs without slowing down on my journeys, I offer a few tips that help me maintain my weight and will help you too stay fit and feel great while you travel.

Organized Planning:

Schedule and make time for yourself and exercise. Whether you’re on vacation or a business trip, block out time in your day to get some of exercise. Self-care is most important, if you don’t make the time to take care of you, no one else will. 

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Comfort On A Long Flight

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So you’ve made your way through the hectic maze that is TSA and the process of boarding, now it’s time to get cozy and ready for your long flight. Long hauls can wreak havoc on your body, cramping your comfort and style. I’ve had to learn these tricks the hard way. So you don’t have to go the trail, error, pain, and  annoyances I have here are a few tips to help make your lengthy flight a bit more enjoyable.

Dress for comfort:                                                                      Wear comfortable layers and shoes. Generally when flights begin the cabin is warm, however after take off there are huge temperature variations in cabin, not to mention frequent weather changes.

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Passport to Adventure

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Various Transit Cards Around The World

One of the main reasons I love traveling, is the constant feeling of renewal and discovery I have each time I arrive to a new city, or one I haven’t fully explored. Knowing that an undiscovered world awaits me, I love nothing more than grabbing a map (I also use iPhone “maps”… I’m old school and need something tactile too) a coffee and hitting the streets ready for adventure. There is no better way to discover a city than by using it’s mass transit system. Now taking public transit where I reside is another story, (a story of not happening) but travel is about expanding, so I go.

With map in hand, iPod in ear and feelings of enthusiasm adventure and fear, I journey into the heart of these cities. New York to Chicago, Tokyo to Hong Kong, San Francisco to London and beyond, I’ve discovered new sides and character of these cites and myself immersing myself in local sites off the beaten tourist path.

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A City At Night

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Hong Kong Lights

I love the city when the sun goes down and the cities lights come on. As a child I took great joy watching the city of Chicago sparkle bright as the sun set. Buildings shining bright giving the skyline a majestic glow, the city a shine of pride. As an adult no matter what I am in, I still treasure the sights of this wondrous daily transformation.