I am by no means a person who 'works out'. The extent of my exercise is a home class of yoga and walking as much as possible. I recently took a break from my yoga routine while hosting out of town guests. As I try to get back into the habit of moving, I find myself wishing I hadn't stopped!
Just because you are ON vacation, doesn't mean you need to TAKE a vacation from your healthy lifestyle. Here are 6 simple ways to keep up with your workout while traveling:
1. While in Hawaii, the only way to see a secluded waterfall was to HIKE. I told myself it was just walking in the woods! It was so worth the effort! I highly suggest preparing better than I did - we had 1 bottle of water to share among 4 people and no bug spray - big mistake which brings me to the next suggestion of staying fit.
2. Hydrate! Traveling by plane can leave you dehydrated so make a conscious effort to drink water. Buy a bottle once you are through security or pack an empty bottle to fill at a water fountain.
3. If you are headed to a relaxing, sunny vacation get up and walk that beautiful stretch of beach or participate in a non-motorized water sport! And don't just stand in the pool with your drink, swim a little!
4. A treadmill, elliptical or pool can be found at almost any hotel - but if equipment is not available - make do. Find opportunity in the daily activities; instead of an uber or cab, factor in some extra time to walk and instead of taking the elevator, take the stairs.
5. If you are looking for a more rigorous workout that simply walking try traditional exercises such as sit ups, push ups, squats and lunges can be done on the floor of a hotel room with a bath towel as a mat.
6. From Amsterdam to New York, bicycles are a super accessible mode of transportation - give it a try!
How do you stay fit while traveling? Leave a comment and let us know!
Travel insurance is something couples groan about all the time!
Since the cost of the insurance is based on the total cost of the trip (and your age), it is usually quoted last and a forgotten expense. So try to remember to include insurance in the honeymoon budget!
Why Would I Need It?
How much will it cost?
The cost of a policy is determined by age, level of coverage and cost of trip. There is no one size fits all when it comes to insurance coverage for a trip. For example, a domestic honeymoon may not require the medical benefits that you want with an international trip. There are many choices of policies, so ask an insurance professional which plan is right for you.
Can I wait to buy it?
Generally speaking, if you want a pre-existing condition waiver included in the policy, you will need to purchase within 7-14 days of initial payment on your trip. Otherwise, you may purchase a policy up to 1 day prior to departure. It is in your best interest to purchase the policy as soon as possible so that the coverage begins before an emergency takes place. Again, each plan is different so be sure to know the specific terms of the policy you are considering.
What is Cancel For Any Reason?
Some companies offer cancel for any reason as an optional benefit. This type of coverage adds to the cost of the policy and you should check the reimbursement percentage, it can start at just 50%. If you think that you may cancel for a reason not typically covered (think Zika scare this past year) then definitely consider looking into this option.
Which Travel Insurance Companies do you recommend?
There are several reputable travel insurance companies, I send quotes from Travel Guard and Allianz.
The most important benefit of travel insurance is peace of mind. It's tough to relax and fully enjoy your honeymoon if you're worried about hurricanes, getting sick, losing your passport or missing your flight. Choosing an insurance policy is a personal matter, everyone's needs are different and there is a policy for every need. I am happy to answer questions or refer you to a trusted partner who can help.
If you are planning a Honeymoon in Hawaii, particularly on Maui, you are in for a treat! There have been some amazing renovations taking place!
Here are 3 of our top picks that you should remember!
The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua on Maui has undergone extensive renovations that recently were completed. The Ritz has always offered fabulous dining choices, from meals with tableside presentations to Poolside Dining in a Private Cabana. The renovation introduces the new Kai Café, located in the lobby, featuring homemade pastries, salads and wraps made with local, organic and seasonal ingredients. Guest rooms have been upgraded and now include floor to ceiling windows to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living. The color schemes mirror the natural environment of Hawaii with blues inspired by the ocean and greens mimicking the lush landscape. New Cabana Suites bring a new level of romance to the expansive pool area. Butler service, flat screen TV's and a private refrigerator provide honeymoon couples with necessities and comforts beyond their dreams!
The Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa is a favorite among honeymooners and with its $26.5 million dollar renovation, it's sure to stay at the top of the list! Guest rooms will be modernized to have a luxurious yet still traditional feel. Each of the buildings will reflect the traditions of the three islands in Maui County. The Anuenue and Nalu buildings will be inspired by Maui with warm red tones. The Lahaina and Ohana buildings will incorporate orange and blue from Lanai. The Moana and Hoku buildings, in green and blue, will reflect the cool landscape of Molokai. Renovations are expected to be complete around summer 2018.
The Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott finished renovations Dec 2016 but is certainly worth mentioning here. There is an adults only area for those honeymooners who prefer a vacation without kids around. Experience pure serenity from your private over water cabana! If you do decide to honeymoon with the kids in tow - this is the place to be! Wailea Beach offers the longest water slide in Hawaii along with additional slides, a splash zone, a game room and movie theater to keep kids busy throughout your stay. There are 7 dining experiences, 4 of which have ocean views. If you are a foodie, you may know that Chef Roy Yamaguchi has opened a Humble Market Kitchin at this resort, featuring a Hawaiian inspired menu.
Hi! My name is Buffy and I am the owner of Sunlit Travel! I love to plan special occasions like HONEYMOONS! My favorite part is adding special touches to make the trip especially romantic or adding a fun surprise for the bride or groom!