Every year when we return from an international trip with kids, I feel charged up. I love showing them faraway places. To be able to say we're in a place with thousands of years of history is energizing. To be able to show them castles, cathedrals and synagogues from the 19th century is quite a thrill for me. My husband and refuse to give up our love for travel because we have kids. Rather we embrace the fact that we do and take them to far away places wholeheartedly.
The week before our trip to Disney was not an easy one with my son. For one thing, it was spring break and he thrives on structure. There was a bit of angst on his part and a lot of work on my part to keep him happy and busy, so we could avoid meltdowns and tantrums. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to predict when episodes are coming. We knew we were hitting Disney with a challenging child, but our plan was to have a good vacation and come back feeling rejuvenated.
Travelling usually means getting out of your daily routine. This can be positive; after all, a family holiday is intended as a stress relief. But while we all love sipping cocktails poolside and indulging in five course meals, none of us want to return home with a few extra pounds on our hips. Here are the essentials for staying fit on the road:
All my life I've traveled: as a young girl and adult woman; for pleasure and for business; in cars, trains and planes. But it's taken me all these years to realize that travel can be less stressful by doing something basic, simple and free: breathing and relaxing! I realized this today as I started out on my commute in yet another snowstorm.