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    Healthy Vacation Spots

    Vacations are a great way to get away from it all.  Life is busy and can wear you down – a getaway may be just the ticket to give you the rejuvenation that you need.

    When you do get down to your vacation destination what do you typically do?  Do you park yourself down on a chair and booze it up?  Do you feel like you are giving your stomach a good stretching at the buffet line?

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    People so often come back from their vacations feeling bloated, tired, and annoyed that they gained five pounds during their vacation.  Vacationing doesn’t have to be this way.  It’s possible to get a little R&R while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Wouldn’t it be great if you came back from a vacation without the added pounds and with a renewed zest?

    Take a look at these great vacation spots that will help you find your ideal healthy getaway.

    Lake Tahoe

    Besides being stunningly beautiful, Lake Tahoe has a wide array of outdoor activities.  If you are not the lounging type, Lake Tahoe will be right up your alley.  Rent or bring your own mountain bike and do some trail riding.  The hiking trails snake all over the region and offer scenic hikes, walks, and runs.

    In the winter, Lake Tahoe is a great place for skiing and snowboarding.  The snow draped landscape provides the perfect backdrop for your winter adventures.

    Water sports are popular at Lake Tahoe as well.  Kayak or swim through the beautiful turquoise waters of the lake.  Do some yoga or Pilates right on the shore.

    Hawaii

    Turning westward, our next healthy destination is Hawaii.  A trip to the islands of Hawaii will leave you in awe at the rugged beauty of the luscious landscapes.  Explore volcanoes, snorkel, or swim the warm Hawaiian waters.  Play with dolphins and explore the islands trails.

    The resorts in Hawaii have a lot to offer to health minded guests.  Many resorts offer yoga and Pilates classes.  They usually have gyms, fitness centres, rock-climbing walls, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts too.

    If you want sea views, take the Kalalau Trail and be swept away with the beauty of the 22 mile trail.

    Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone stands out as a destination for healthy minded travellers.  YellowstoneNational Park was the first national park to be established in the US and is still a great place for exploration and for those who love pristine wilderness.

    Come and experience some of the best hiking trails in the country.  After an invigorating hike, you could hit the water and enjoy some boating, swimming and fishing.  Yellowstone is a must-visit place for any trail riding enthusiasts.

    Camp out under the stars and enjoy all the passing wildlife.  Expect to see some grizzly bears, wolves, bison, elk and some birds of prey.

    Asheville, North Carolina

    Asheville is located away from the coast and in the mountains of North Carolina.  Many people wouldn’t think of Asheville, but it is one of America’s hidden gems and fits the bill for healthy travellers.

    Enjoy biking, skiing, rock climbing, zip lining, golfing, hiking, white-water rafting, and swimming.  Asheville has it all for the healthy traveller enthusiast.

    Orlando, FL

    If the wilderness is not quite your forte, then Orlando will be a good choice.  Enjoy the luxuries and entertainment Orlando has to offer – it’s a great family place too.

    Theme parks are a great way to spend the day and will give you a great workout as you walk from attraction to attraction.  You’ll even be surprised that many of the theme parks offer more than just French fries and funnel cakes.  Many menus offer healthy choices too.

    Have Fun!

    You will not regret your choice to take a healthy vacation.  You will feel better, be more rested, and have more energy.  Why not increase your joie de vivre by going on a healthy vacation?

     

    Sara Miller is a health and fitness writer.  Luckily, her profession allows her to travel all over the world, earning a living, and relaxing in beautiful locations.  Right now, she is sitting on the beach, researching b12 shots for this site.  

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