Here’s my recipe for a blissful, long weekend escape from the winter doldrums:
- Go to a place that makes you happy and that makes you want to be outside.
- If possible, travel with a good friend or someone you love
- Consider staying in a place that has a refrigerator and microwave
- Enjoy the local food, even though a vacation is never just about the food...right?
My daughter Nora and I had a wonderfully restorative long weekend in the Florida sun (or, in my case, shade). We stopped at a Whole Foods Market on the way from the airport and stocked up. For breakfast, we ate yogurt with fruit and nuts. We had salads when we ate lunch out; and if we were in our room, we ate avocado toast or carrots dipped in hummus. We had plenty of fruit and nuts for snacks.
For dinner out, we enjoyed local grilled fish and vegetables, and then we shared a dessert (it was a vacation, after all).
Being on vacation can be an opportunity for healthy moving and eating. How nice to come back from a break and feel rested and refreshed instead of wondering how it's possible to eat that much crap and gain that much weight in so short a time. Nora ran on the beach every day (I walked). We both did calisthenics and stretches. We walked more than a mile each way into town and back every day. And on the final night, we had dinner on the beach while watching the sunset. Am I the luckiest person in the world or what?
Got any vacation eating strategies? Please share them!