When most people think of taking a vacation, chances are they tend to focus on a relaxing time. Maybe spend some time relaxing on the beach, or take to the pool and lounge all day. For others though, there is another option when they plan a vacation, and that involves taking an active vacation, challenging themselves to physical activity.
Active vacations revolve around planning a trip around physical activities. The possibilities are endless. If you are a runner, think about challenging yourself to a race in another city. Take running a marathon for example. Getting into the city before the marathon is always a challenge. You land, have to find your hotel and rest up for the race. Instead of leaving a day after the race, plan on spending the whole next week in the city. You can recover in the days after the race as you explore the host city. Thanks to sites like Orbitz, you can plan your trip well in advance and save yourself some money in the process.
If running a marathon or other race doesn’t sound appealing to you, you can always consider other activities. Take to the outdoors and plan a ski trip or hiking adventure. Both activities are great ways to challenge yourself physically while enjoying the great outdoors. Depending on your location, you can find great deals and travel packages that will save you some money.
Even if you aren’t planning an active vacation, you can still be active in different cities. Most hotels have some sort of fitness center, or you can always stop in at a local gym and use a guest pass. Just because a vacation is a chance for you to visit somewhere new it doesn’t mean that you have to be inactive! Active vacation or not, you can work on your fitness no matter where your destination is.