Coastal Vacations – An Overview

Today we will be taking a look at the Coastal  Vacations  business opportunity. As a person who has owned and operated several successful businesses I will begin by telling you that it is very important to do your homework before becoming involved in any of them.

Coastal  Vacations  is a discount  vacation  program that can save a person up to 75% off of regularly priced hotels, condos, travel costs, etc. without the need for purchasing time shares or paying expensive maintenance fees, etc. This is significant and a very nice feature of this program as travel costs have increased substantially over the last few years, and time share purchases are very expensive. The company offers three different levels of service starting with Level I which is priced at $1295.00. The company offers other packages that sell for as high as $11,000.00! For this price you can purchase a “Platinum Package which consists of a combination of Level I, II, and III packages.

Those members that choose to do so can then market the program, if they desire. Once fully qualified, a “director makes $1,000.00 profit on every Level I package that they sell. This is a very nice commission and one can see how just a few sales each month could lead to a decent online income, but there are some catches. Firstly, to become”qualified” a new marketer must pass up their first two sales commissions to the person who sponsored them. In my estimation this is a huge disadvantage as the first sales in any company are often the most difficult to make, especially if you are brand new to internet marketing. In addition to losing out on the first $2,000.00 in commissions I found what I perceive to be an even bigger problem. That is, when (and if) a person becomes “qualified” by making their first two sales they break away from their sponsor, which means that their sponsor no longer gets paid on any sales made by them. In essence, these two then become direct competition, and there really is no motivation for the sponsor to continue offering training and support. This effectively ends any teamwork and synergy that may have previously existed.

Beginning marketers who are not as skilled in selling online now have the option of using the “Coastal Call Center” to do all of the presenting and selling for them. On the surface this seems like a great idea, but when one realizes that the call center adds an additional $700.00 to the price of each package for their services, it seems to me prices already expensive packages out of reach for most consumers. As an example, the price of a Level I package would go up from $1295.00 to $1995.00! This seems like an unfair cost that is passed on to the unsuspecting end consumer.

While I was doing research for this article I should note that I did run across several complaints concerning Coastal  Vacations  posted on various online “Rip-Off Report” sites. I have no way of knowing whether or not there is any merit in any of these complaints, but wanted to let you know that they exist.

In conclusion what you really want to know is “Is it possible to make a decent income with Coastal  Vacations ?” The answer is a qualified yes. As with other internet programs there are many who do quite well with this program and make very good money, but I would not recommend this program unless you are a seasoned internet marketer who knows what you are doing, and are not as concerned with training and support. As with any business opportunity, it takes time and hard work to make money online, but for those who have a burning desire to educate themselves and work every day on their business the personal and financial rewards can be very substantial.



Plan Vacations With Something For Everyone

 Vacations  should be a time when you do something special. That may mean different things to different people. A couple’s  vacation  may mean a weekend getaway to a vineyard, or a flight out to Las Vegas. It may just mean a quiet weekend at the beach or mountains to enjoy the scenery. For families,  vacations  usually mean theme parks, water slides, and pools, or a resort with activities for kids. When you’re planning your next getaway, consider who’s going and what kinds of things each person enjoys.

A travel agent can help you select from different destinations that may have all the features and activities you are looking for. If you know the general area you want to visit, they can help you with flights, hotels, and a rental car. They may also be able to find better rates on activities and attractions, so it’s worth checking with them!

With all the travel resources on the Internet today, you may want to plan your own  vacations . Websites such as Kayak, Orbitz, Expedia, and Hotwire have excellent resources for flights and hotels. They can also help with rental cars. Websites like this usually have links to attractions and things to do in the area, as well.

Hotels

When considering hotels, make sure you research which amenities are available. If you’re looking for a quiet weekend away, you may not want to go to the “family-friendly” resort with the built-in water park and play area for kids. While it will likely be a nice place, you may not get much quiet time! For those traveling with children, make sure you’re at a hotel that is kid-friendly. Do they have activities for kids at the hotel or nearby? Is there a pool or other entertainment? If you plan for most of the children’s activities to be away from the hotel, then what the hotel actually has may not be as much of a consideration. If you are planning on spending most of the time at the resort, make sure it’s one where the children will have plenty to do.

Area Attractions

Take time to research the surrounding area if you want to experience some new and exciting things while on  vacation . Use your hotel’s address to see how far away things are so you can plan accordingly. If you are planning a whitewater-rafting trip that will take 3 hours, you might want to calculate the time it will take you to get there and back. If you have someone who is not a water-lover, find something else in the area that they can do at the same time. Maybe your destination also has nature walks or “calmer” water activities.

No matter the destination or who is  going ,  vacations  can hold something fun for everyone! With proper planning, each person on the trip will have some favorite memories to bring back.



Helping Your Workout Routine Survive Summer Vacations

Should you or should you not work out during your  vacation ?

August is the biggest  vacation  month of the year. The question then is, “What should I do about my fitness routine during my  vacation ?” The sympathetic side of me wants to say, “Take the time off;  vacations  are a time to relax and enjoy yourself, guilt free.” The fitness professional side of me wants to say, “Get outside and go for a run on that beautiful beach!”

So, what is the real answer? I would have to say that the correct answer is going to depend on the answer to a few questions:

#1. Have you actually been working out so that you look good on your  vacation ?

#2. What are your fitness goal(s) and what are you striving for?

#3. Does exercise help you relax?

If the answer to #1 is yes, then sure, take the time off and enjoy your  vacation . Actually, feel free to indulge yourself. You’ve been working hard and deserve to take some time off and enjoy life. You’ll find that if you take the time off, your body will spend the time recovering/ repairing itself and your brain will take a much-needed break as well. When you return ‘to the real world’, you will likely be more invigorated and passionate about your routine because of this stress free time off.

If the answer to #2 is a goal that is beyond the time that you are on  vacation  (i.e. you are training to run a marathon which is several weeks after you get back from  vacation ), then you better keep training! Your  vacation  workout doesn’t have to be as intense as something that you would do at home, but it should be enough to keep your muscles strong and maintain your cardiovascular stamina. A few beers or glasses a wine should not hinder you too much, but over indulging probably will. Gaining a couple of pounds because you are enjoying your meals and beverages should not be enough to throw off your hard work up to this point. You’ll be able to get back to it fast enough in time for your event.

#3. If you are like me, then exercise relaxes you and you actually need to exercise in order to enjoy your  vacation . However, you might want to switch your routine and do something other than your normal training. If you typically lift weights, try taking a yoga class. If you like to run, try running on the beach, or renting a bicycle and going for a long ride. If you are one of our Outdoor Conditioning Clients, try swimming, either doing laps in the pool or going for an open water swim in the ocean!

Of course,  vacations  are time to do what you want to do. If all you want to do is eat, drink and be merry, then by all means do so. CFC will be here when you get back and we will be happy to help you get back on the wagon and work it all off!



"Someday" Is Not a Desired Vacation Destination

How many of us dream about leaving the 9 to 5 work world to run our own on-line or home based businesses? To avoid dressing up everyday, the daily commute being stressed from rude and aggressive drivers, the daily search for a parking spot, late commuter trains, crowded subways, or dealing with demanding or unreasonable bosses?

How many times, after a frustrating week, have we said, “Someday I’ll be my own boss and have my own business”? How many times have we  gone  on our yearly  vacation  determined to start our own business when we return? Does this sound familiar? So what’s stopping us?

Well, for some of us, we’ve taken a  vacation  to “someday I’ll”, and have never returned. We procrastinate. Why? In some cases, it’s because of “fear”, or, it’s because we already lead hectic lives and believe we just have “no time”. Here’s a few principles that we should keep in mind, principles that can help move us forward to where we want to be.

1) Make The Decision To Excel

We need to make the decision to excel, to start our on-line or home based business. It is nobody’s decision but ours. Life is like a “do it yourself project” – nobody else can do it for us. We are all responsible for our own lives. We need to be “proactive” not “reactive”. We need to not only take the initiative but also to accept the responsibility to make things happen. This means ridding ourselves of “excuses”. If we use the excuse that we have “no time” to start an on-line business, we are being “reactive”, not “proactive” – we are letting something outside of us control us – “time”. If we want something bad enough, we can find “time” – less time for TV; getting up earlier; reducing our discretionary time for non-essential tasks; or scheduling activities and sticking to our schedule (i.e., planning and goal setting).

2) Break the “Comfort” Zone

We have to be able to engage in activities or work that is unfamiliar. We need to break out of our “rut”, or what we normally do. Our comfort zones are all those thoughts and actions within which we feel comfortable – things we’ve done or thought often enough to feel comfortable.

When we do or think of doing things outside of our comfort zone, like starting our own Internet business, we feel uncomfortable, we experience fear. If we say to ourselves that “I can’t start an on-line business, I don’t know how”, then we are stuck with our own internal negative self-talk. We are allowing ourselves to be stuck within our own comfort zone. Our negative thoughts become a self-fulfilling prophecy – what we think is what we’ll get. Here’s the point – FOCUS on what you WANT, NOT on what you FEAR.

3) Adopt the TENPER Principle

What is “TENPER”? It’s a combination of “tenacity” and “perseverance”. Tenacity means we have the attitude that when problems, adversities, or setbacks come our way, we know we can handle anything that life throws at us. Persistence means that our attitude is to stay focused on our goals, to make progress consistently toward what we want to achieve.

Although, we may not attain our original goal immediately, refuse to make excuses. Instead, reaffirm your commitment to proceed, to keep taking action.

If we are waiting for that perfect time to begin developing an on-line Internet business, it probably won’t happen. Just like there is no perfect time to have a flat tire. What we need to ask ourselves right now is this:


What 2 things, 2 actions, could we take today to move forward in the direction of our goal?

The success formula is simple – TAKE ACTION, any action that moves us forward. It doesn’t have to be a huge step – one step at a time, and then another, and then another and then . . . For each action we take, we need to acknowledge our progress as a positive step forward.



Island Golf – Ideas For Your Upcoming Golf Vacation

If you’re like me, you like to find a  vacation  spot where you can engage in some of your favorite activities. Some people pick the destination based on its beauty or the weather, but I’m not to just sit and watch the sunset every day – I want a little action with my R&R.

Before you start planning a  vacation , I want you to consider  going  to an island, but not because you can snorkel or surf – but because it’s the most beautiful golf I’ve ever seen in my life.

Playing a round of golf on an island is the most peaceful mental game I’ve been exposed to. Of course, if there are jagged cliffs and shattering waves looming by the green, I’ll admit it can get a tad intimidating.

Somehow, though, it’s a little easier to accept your ball flying off over a cliff and into the big blue ocean than it is to see it sink into a stagnant pond on a mainland course. It might be the sea air or the fact that when I’m on  vacation , nothing seems to matter much, but my game actually improves when I fly away to an island resort and reserve a tee time for the first morning I’m there.

So what do I look for when I want to go on an island golf getaway? Let’s take a look at some of the most important criteria for me:

Is it family-friendly? Now I know not all kids belong on the golf course, but I drag my sons and daughter along with me and they hit the ball better than most adult players.

Still, we receive skeptical looks from those who don’t know us and assume I’m going to ruin the course with my unmanageable brats. At the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, families get to use the Kiawah Island Family Tee Program from May 29-September 5th.

That means every day between 6 and 7 PM, families can tee up together without being rushed by other players to hurry up to the next hole. It’s affordable (free for the kids) and everyone plays from the junior tees to encourage togetherness.

How many courses can I play? When you visit some of the islands, they’ll have more than one course – and you’ll want to play them all while you’re there! It’s not like you can drop by three weeks from today, so you want to get access to the various courses whenever you can.

If you order a golf resort package for a particular island, make sure you have access to the various courses, not just one. They may have different levels of course – from Championship courses to those for the average Jane.

How hard will it hit my pocketbook? I’m a savvy shopper, whether it’s whole grains or a good golf resort, so I want the most play for my money. A good golf resort package will include more than 1 round of golf, and will include green and cart fees, range balls, and a breakfast, dinner, or meal or two along the way.

Of course the costs will vary depending on what time of year that you  go , just as it does for any resort  vacation . If you go to Kiawah Island in the winter, from January 1-March 15, for instance, you’ll only have to pay $303 per person. But an Easter  vacation  from April 8-21st will  go  up in price to $446 per person.

There are always variations of packages. You can downsize the amenities and have a smaller villa or fewer meals for a reduced cost. Or, you can super-size your play and get golf instructions, sports massages, and personalized club fitting if you have the money to do it.

What else does the island have to offer? When we went to Hawaii, we loved exploring the flora and fauna on foot and renting mopeds to travel all around from the Pearl Harbor museum to Diamond Head for a beautiful view of Honolulu.

This, of course, was in between our trips to Coral Creek where we enjoyed a PGA lesson and enjoyed fine dining experience while the kids (along with grandma) went to a luau for the night.

Don’t forget that planning a trip to an island golf resort is not very different from planning any other  vacation . You want the best amenities for the least amount of money and there are always packages available to cater to your needs.



7 Easy Ways to Build Your Vacation Budget

Let’s face it, times are hard. We hear people all the time say that they would love to take some time off and travel, but they just can’t afford to do so. It’s true that in reality, we are all having to watch our money and where it goes. But if someone is really serious about wanting to travel, they will find ways to save up for it without breaking the bank.

Before you begin, you need a target. Just throwing change in a jar and hoping for the best isn’t good enough. You need a clear, obtainable goal. Sit down and decide where you want to go and approximately how much it will take to make it happen. As your fund builds, you will be able to track the progress.

Take your travel budget and divide it by the number of weeks until you leave. This gives you a per week goal. If you save more in a week, don’t subtract it from the following week. This can be considered splurge money.

Now, ask yourself: how bad do you want  to   go  on  vacation ? If you are truly serious enough, start cutting back. The goal here is to delay satisfaction now so you can gain satisfaction later. But the goal isn’t just to cut spending, but to actually save the savings. If you save something, put the money you would have spent in your  vacation  fund. Don’t leave it in your account to spend on something else. You will just be trading one expense for another and you’ll be no closer to leaving on your trip.

Here are some great tips to quickly saving up money for your  vacation :

  • Instead of hitting the drive through for one of those expensive coffee drinks, make them at home. You can get all the ingredients they use and cut it down to a fraction of the cost.
  • Eat at home. Eating out is a tremendous expense, especially with kids. If you have a tendency to eat out during the week due to busy schedules, take time on the weekend to cook ahead and package meals in the freezer. When you get home, warm them up and save your cash. This goes for eating lunch out at work, too.
  • Clean out the house. Garage sales are an easy way to generate some quick cash and at the same time, free up some much-needed living space in your home. Everyone has things they can do without and have been threatening to get rid of. Now is your chance to profit from it.
  • Don’t spend anything smaller than a five dollar bill. Believe it or not, if you get in the habit of saving your change and one dollar bills, they will add up quickly. Almost every family has a change jar where they routinely dump their coins. Now is the time to cash it in.
  • Instead of having pizza delivered, buy it at the grocery store and cook it yourself. You’ll be surprised how much of a markup there is in delivered food.
  • Cut out non-essentials. Do your own nails, forgo the pedicure, sunbathe at home instead of the tanning bed, let your hair grow a little longer this year. All of these miscellaneous expenses add up over time.
  • Involve the kids! When the whole family works together towards a goal, the rewards are enjoyed that much more. Instead of renting movies or video games, swap with another family for a week. It’s free, and even if it isn’t the latest and greatest, it’s new to you.

Set your goal, and start working toward it. Wit a little planning, perseverance, and penny-pinching, you’ll be enjoying your  vacation  in no time!



Premier Destination for Golf Vacations

Many people choose to take vacations to play golf. There are many popular places to go. The south of Portugal and Spain appeal to many Europeans because of a warmer climate. Scotland appeals to some, as the “birthplace” of golf, but it is also home to some of the World’s finest links golf courses. But if you look at the professional game, many of the world’s top players live in Florida, or have a home there, so that they can play and hone their game on some of the finest courses in the World.

Consider a list of some of the players who have a home in Florida: Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Ian Poulter. The list goes on. So what draws these people to Florida.

Climate: Florida has very mild winters, which means that this is a year round golf destination. It can get a little hot and humid, but golf can be played during the cooler times of day when this is the case.

Outstanding golf courses: This is of course the real reason you are reading this article and it is definitely true. Florida was formally a very large swamp. Over centuries the water has receded, but it has left behind lots of lakes and ponds, which means that many natural features are left behind with which to create golf courses. Also, as Florida is largely a flat state, golf architects have sought to make courses interesting by creating some fascinating undulations. The greens are also usually maintained to an exceptional standard and play very fast due to the hot weather.

All of this leads to some stunningly memorable holes. Think of the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass with its beautiful island green. Or think of Bay Hill, or in fact any one of the 50 or so championship golf courses situated close to the Walt Disney World Resort in central Florida. OK, I know that TPC Sawgrass is a bit further north and lots of people would not be able to afford to play there. Nevertheless, it conjures up in the mind the types of holes and golf architecture available. Disney itself has a number of championship golf courses. Many places have tee times which are cheaper if you are willing to play in the heat of the day. But this can easily be borne if you are driving a cart around as you will be offered some shade from the roof whilst in the cart and the breeze while the cart is in motion can also be cooling. It is now easier than ever to pack your clubs and take them with you on planes. So what is to stop you heading to Florida and seeing one of the world’s premier golf destinations.



Disney Vacation Club: Is It For Everyone?

If you haven’t noticed, and, let’s face it you have, Walt Disney is pretty proud of their Disney  Vacation  Club (DVC for short). You see advertisements for it practically everywhere at Walt Disney World Resort – stickers, pins, kiosks, billboards, bus sides, and a dedicated TV channel. Unfortunately, Disney, in an attempt to keep their slogan short, sweet, and to the point, has resulted in most of these advertisements telling you nothing other than that the Disney  Vacation  Club is just for you – but is it? Here are a few ways to tell.

Do you have the money?

First and foremost, do you have the money to pay for a Disney  Vacation  Club membership? Disney claims that they will save you up to 70% with this program, but if you read all of the fine print and such, it may not be true for you. If you have  to   go  into debt, or start a Disney  Vacation  Club finance contract to pay for your membership, it’s a bad idea. You’ll lose any savings you might earn as a member of the DVC in the interest alone. Of course, only you, not the Disney marketers know this.

Is the upgrade in accommodations worth it?

This depends on who you are – there is a good chance that you are fine with the accommodations you already have at Walt Disney World Resort. Mouse Keeping is convenient, and it’s just you and a friend, so there is plenty of room. If you have a large family who loves Disney – and after all, who doesn’t? – who loves  to   go  on Disney  vacations  together, you may find the upgrade in accommodations invaluable, on account of the kitchen, in-room-Internet, and available laundry facilities. If you like the idea of  vacationing  at a home away from home, then you will most certainly find the upgrade in accommodations worth the money.

Planning Ahead

Being a member of the DVC requires you to plan your  vacations  ahead of time, big time. For example, most resorts are booked solid 6 – 7 – 8 months in advance. Not only that, but in order to make the cost of your DVC membership worthwhile, you and your family will need to guarantee that they will take 1 Walt Disney World of Disneyland  vacation  every 3 years for the next… oh, say… about 40 years. The DVC features a banking and borrowing system that keeps this number from being one Disney  vacation  every year. If you cannot commit to this, the DVC will not be worth the time and money that you invest in it.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. Besides getting the program itself, being a DVC member means that you get access to special DVC “members-only” events and such throughout the year. You also get a discount on the Annual Pass. Keep in mind that DVC is a program whose goal is to make Disney  vacations  more appealing to Disney fans – partially pre-paying for Disney  vacations  for practically the rest of your life. This sounds like a ridiculous concept, but keep in mind that it wouldn’t exist if it were not right for many, many folks. Really do your research and talk with some people who have the DVC or some of the nice Disney Employees at one of the DVC kiosks before making your decision. You may be surprised at what you find.



Minimizing the Impact of Vacations on Your Projects

As appealing as it sounds, here is a perfect-world scenario for business owners and project managers: employees never getting sick, or taking personal days off or even  vacations ; not a very realistic thought. Most project managers fail to consider and take into account the possibility of employee  vacations  or think about their own time off and the subsequent impact it can have on the productibility of your project.

The truth is that there will be times when employees will need to take an unplanned day off, a religious based absence, dealing with family emergencies or even want  to   go  for a planned  vacation . Not only employees though, being a project manager in no way means that you aren’t entitled to plan some time off. There will however, be leave and  vacation  scheduling conflicts, two or more employees asking for the same time off, and client and project deadlines to be met and dealt with. So how does one in the midst of all this chaos successfully manage time off, arrange and cover for employee absences, and at the same time minimize the impact of any of this on the project itself?

The answer, as always, is preparation.

Employee  Vacation  Policy – clearly outline a written  vacation  policy for any and all employees during hiring and orientation processes. If all employees adhere to pre-set terms and conditions, this minimizes chances of conflict. Highlight peak working time-periods during which  vacation  requests may not be entertained, mention deadlines for  vacation  requests. Allow workers in identical positions to trade off on  vacation  time and dates amongst themselves as long as it does not jeopardize quality of work.

Absenteeism Monitoring – Too many employee absences can prove to be bad for business. To avoid them, implement strict absence policies throughout the organization that effectively record time and attendance. Enforce probabilities of consequences of disciplinary action to ensure compliance. Offer incentives and bonuses for employees to minimize unwarranted absences.

Risk Management and Back-up Plans – Devise and design a system of distributing work and assigned tasks amongst other members of the team to compensate for any contingencies. Actively create back-ups by identifying and developing leaders within the team that enables them to stand-in and take over to efficiently manage the team in the off-chance of your absence, the project manager.

Accurate Time Estimation and Appropriate Leeway – There are a number of project managers out there that fail to accurately estimate the time needed and required to finish a project without taking into consideration and giving appropriate leeway for the unforeseen. Choosing to micro-manage and disregarding the need for flexibility and latitude in a working environment only ends up generating unnecessary stresses for themselves and their team. Provide a certain breathing space to make up for any muck-ups, glitches and delays in the working process.

Absences, be they your own or the employees, have profound and measureable negative impacts on the ability of the team to make good on their services in a cost-effective and timely manner. They can create an unnecessary burden on present working employees, decrease morale, and add delays and business risks. Hence worrying about projects suffering in your or employee absence is only natural, but implementation of clear policies and risk management programs, some thorough advance planning and organizing is all it takes to ensure smooth running of the project like a well-oiled machine.



Five Reasons to Book a Fitness Resort Vacation

Fitness travel is an emerging new trend when it comes to vacations. There was a time when the words “fitness” and “travel” do not seem to fit in the same sentence. That is because we had this general connotation that traveling entails gaining weight since the most common things we do during vacations are to relax and to eat.

These days, however, we are given the option to explore the world while working on the pounds that we wish to lose. Whether it is on a fitness cruise or any other fitness tour, many people are choosing this kind of vacation to, not only bring home priceless extraordinary travel experiences, but also to bring home a priceless healthier and stronger new you.

Seated in locations far away from the urban areas, fitness spa resorts detach their visitors from the stress that they have to deal with from the everyday responsibilities and problems. That alone appeals to a lot of people who are looking for a relaxing vacation. If that is not reason enough, here are five more reasons why you should choose a fitness resort on your next vacation:

1. Destinations. Fitness vacations provide everyone with the best venues for the programs that the different fitness tours prepare. France, Spain, Italy, Wyoming, Costa Rica, the Caribbean – what more can you ask for? The fitness resorts are committed to bringing visitors like you to fun, exciting and unique travel destinations, and providing you with the comfort, peace and accommodating service that you truly need and deserve. The tour programs take you to remote destinations that have a calming and tranquil environment. Or, you can opt for a more energetic and lively tour through ancient metropolises. The choice is yours. Wherever you choose to go, you are guaranteed to love the place.

2. Programs. The programs that fitness vacations facilitate are very comprehensive. A month prior to your week-long fitness tour or cruise, a health coach or fitness personnel will contact you for physical assessment. This is to find out the kinds of activities that you will be able to physically endure during your vacation. During this time, the health coach gives you a personalized and structured program that you can work on alone at home. The idea is to get you physically prepared for your tour as well as to help you to achieve the maximum results during your tour. The fitness program does not end as soon as the tour ends. In fact, nutritional and physical counseling by the health coaching staff is conducted until a month after your tour.

3. Support Group. Naturally, individuals seek the company of those they can most relate to when undergoing challenging and life-changing events in their lives. Fitness spa resorts serves as a venue where people with the same interest in active traveling or goal of losing weight meet and act as inspiration and motivation for each other. There are certain studies that prove that the gathering of participants in groups delivers better positive results. It is always good and fun to meet new people. With the same company you get to keep during your one week of fitness touring, you might even gain personal or professional relationships that will blossom into something very significant in the future.

4. Food. What you eat is truly essential in every travel experience. No matter where you go, no vacation is complete without the taste of your travel destination’s local cuisine. It has always been thought that you have to avoid food in order to lose weight. In fact, fitness vacations serve delectable, mouthwatering dishes for you to succumb into. Bear in mind that food is not only an essential factor of any travel experience. It is also an important factor of having a healthy lifestyle. With a staff of nutritionists to prepare menus, fitness resorts serve their guests with delicious well-balanced meals in appropriate portions. The essence is to keep you sustained for the physical challenges that the tour has prepared for you, and also to help you detoxify and rejuvenate.

5. Health. Who is there to argue that there is no better reason to head off to a fitness resort for your health? With all the travel experiences, great food and friends that any fitness tour offers, none could ever top the health benefits that you are guaranteed to have. The old adage “Health is Wealth” remains true to this day. There is no better way to live your life than living it with a healthy mind and body.

Traveling has always been a rewarding experience. Traveling while gaining health, however, is even more rewarding. In fact, the rewards of fitness traveling are endless!