Active Vacations Can Be Rewarding
What’s your idea of the perfect vacation? Perhaps it’s lounging on a beach for days or curling up with a good book in a secluded cabin. Ever think of trying to combine your relaxing getaway with an opportunity to be active? Often we don’t know how to be active on vacation without taking away the restfulness. Vacations can be a breeding ground for overeating and inactivity, but there are ways to stay active while enjoying the time away from home. The key to changing this is to know that active vacations can be rewarding and restful. You can come back energized and ready to tackle life. You can do this in many ways, depending on what best fits your life.
Not everyone can afford, or has the time, to take an adventure vacation to an exotic location. Here are some easy, inexpensive ways to turn even a three-day weekend into a revitalizing combination of rest and activity.
- Check out state or national parks, which typically offer hiking and biking trails that can transform an afternoon into an exciting discovery of nature. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th year in 2016; check out special events at www.nps.gov.
- When you’re at the beach, feel the sand between your toes as you walk around to check out surrounding hotels, seashells, and other curious beach crawlers just like you. For a list of fun beach games and activities for kids (or anyone!),