Happy New Year! After the excess of the holiday season, one great idea to consider for your next trip is to do some healthy exploration, especially if all you have time for is a quick trip. It’s also a good way to help you recharge. You can make use of any long weekends you may get through statutory holidays, or by taking a couple of days off of work. Getting fit while you’re taking a few days off may give you some ideas to take back home with you if you find that you have a hard time fitting fitness into your regular schedule.
These suggestions work if you want to travel alone, or with one or a couple more people, and some you can do in your city, which can save money.
Go on an organized fitness retreat
Check out Money Crashers list of top fitness retreats on a budget. There are locations around the world; depending on where you are from you can find one that works for you close to home.
- If you prefer to do something on your own: Book a place that offers you the workout options you prefer.
- If it’s warm:Hike, swim, kayak, snorkel, surf, hang glide, cycle, the possibilities are endless.
- If it’s cold:Snowshoe, ski, ice skate, snowboard, go hiking or on a cave exploration (especially if you’re anywhere near Iceland!).
Have some water fun
Think about a water adventure. Go kayaking, rafting, surfing, wind sailing, or deep-sea fishing, and diving. In some places around the world, depending on where you live, you can even whale watch.
Some places offer great eco-adventures for a long weekend like in parts of the USA (California), Canada (British Columbia), South Africa and Australia to name a few.
There are different levels of healthy living retreats that depend on what you want. You can learn stress reduction techniques like yoga, meditation, stretching, and have consultations on fitness and nutrition. Or you can amp it up and learn all that plus get acupuncture and give up wheat, alcohol and red meat for the weekend. For some, it might seem difficult to have to give up everything, but it’s only for a weekend, and it’s a great way to detox.
The top 10 wellness retreats around the world lists the best ones in the world; from here you can search for deals on similar reasonably priced places.