Hello Healthy Vacation!

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Staying healthy on vacation can be a bit of a challenge, but it’s totally possible and definitely worth the effort. This week on my vacation, I’ve been enjoying some much needed R&R. I’ve ‘soaked in the sun’ on the beach, taken a few leisurely afternoon walks and enjoyed some delicious fresh fruit and local veggies! I’ve also been writing in my journal, spending time with family, and totally just relaxing! After a very busy semester, long hours at work and a bunch of summer classes, this is my first real “week off” in months. So here are they are: 

My Top 5 Tips to making your vacation a healthy & happy one! 

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1. Relax. Stress can wreck havoc on your well being, and that’s exactly why we need vacations in the first place! Be sure you don’t jam pack your schedule with too many things to do. While I’m all about sightseeing and having fun, be sure to include some time to just chill.  Hang out on the beach, enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local cafe and don’t forget to ‘sleep in’ whenever possible. 
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2. Eat fresh. ‘Tis the season for healthy, fresh foods! Big bold fruit bowls, simple summer salads, cool satisfying smoothies, and local farmer’s market finds! Make sure to enjoy these yummy ‘nourishing eats’ instead of packing on extra fat and calories (plus spending a small fortune) at overpriced restaurants.
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3. Be active. I’m not saying you need to spend hours in the hotel gym, but being active is a natural part of a summer vacation! I wear a Fitbit and I love taking walks in the woods, on nature-trails, or down at the beach. If you’re staying in a city, be sure to walk around and check out all the popular sights. 
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4. Connect. Spend time ‘connecting’ with family and friends (above is a pic of me and my adorable little cousins at the 4th of July fireworks)! Invest time talking, listening, and making memories together. Step back and enjoy relationships with the people you love! Connect with nature, too! Be thankful for your vacation surroundings and for the opportunity to get away.
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5. Take pictures. Now that you’re enjoying a healthy, happy vacation– relaxing, eating fresh, being active, and connecting, don’t forget to TAKE PIX! Capture these special moments so that you can look back and reflect on the fun times throughout the year!! 
How about you? What are your fave ways to stay healthy while on vacation?



  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

    I couldn’t agree more with all of these healthy vacation tips! When I’m on vacation, I love planning lots of fun stuff, but I also like to balance it out with some time of just relaxing, spending time with loved ones, and being spontaneous. I’ll be out of town most of next month, and keeping my active lifestyle constant + eating fresh are two of my go-to health tips too!

    July 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YES! Nicole you always motivate me to stay active!! You’re so fit with all your beautiful hikes! And I hope that you have a great trip love! <3

      July 10, 2016 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Jack B.

    I visited some friends this past weekend and it was really great! I definitely feel you on being active; one of my friends and I compete to see how many steps we can get. I’ll probably lose for the week but it’ll be fun. I even got to eat lunch by the water as ducks swam by with a friend! Such a fun time to be outside!

    July 7, 2016 at 12:02 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Jack B! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! Yay for being outside in nature! What a beautiful place to eat lunch! Also, what a great motivator to stay active! Hello healthy competition!

      July 10, 2016 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    I am wishing I was on vacation right now 😉

    Usually we stay at places with a kitchen whilst we’re on vacation – firstly because it’s safer for me (coeliac disease makes eating out a seriously risky business) but also so we can still eat delicious healthy meals whilst also enjoying whatever else we find to eat! We also tend to walk a lot on vacation as we like to get out and explore everything on foot!

    July 7, 2016 at 3:36 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Sounds like you have some awesome healthy vacations Kirsty!! What a great idea to cook your own foods and enjoy vacation babe! So fun!

      July 10, 2016 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Evi @ greenevi

    I always love your tips, these are so great again!
    I definitely have to remind myself sometimes to relax when I’m on holiday, I usually plan way too many things for a very short time and end up more stressed and exhausted after a holiday than I was before 😀

    July 8, 2016 at 4:55 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Awww! Thanks Evi! And oh no! It can be hard when there are so many things that you want to do on a trip, but it’s so important to get some relaxation in!! Hope you had a great weekend girl!

      July 10, 2016 at 11:20 pm
  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    I’m with you on these! I’m all about a wonderful vacation! 🙂

    July 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Claire @ My Pink & Green Life

    Definitely eating well and staying active are important on vacation! I didn’t work out for a bit too long on mine and felt totally sore and vegetable-ish when I got home, haha. I’m glad to hear you had a relaxing week off, Cailee! 🙂

    July 12, 2016 at 8:21 pm
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