If you follow me on Facebook, you may have noticed that I was in New York City over the past few days.
While I’ve already shared some of my favorite travel tips in past posts, I thought it might be fun to share some highlights of this particular trip, including how I balance my choices while on vacation, rather than on business travel.
1. Drink plenty of juice!
New York City has no shortage of fresh juice bars.
Organic Avenue happened to be the most convenient location, so we became regulars during our stay!
These fresh, hydrating juices were greatly appreciated in this summer heat!
2. Enjoy plenty of salads.
Since we were dining-out at every meal, I made a point of ordering at least one salad each day. We found some great restaurants that offered fresh and local produce, so these salads ended up being some of my very favorite meals!
When traveling for fun, I tend to throw some food combining rules out the window, so I can enjoy flavors the way the chef intended. While savoring every bite, mixing small amounts of nuts, goat cheese and fresh fruit doesn’t seem to be much of an issue, especially when paired with hydrating leafy greens.
In fact, Austin has requested fresh fruit on his salads for the rest of summer.
3. Seek-out air conditioning.
This trip was exceptionally brutal when it came to heat and humidity, so we took advantage of as many indoor activities as possible.
Even if that meant sweating in an air-conditioned Physique 57 class.
This was my first visit to a New York City studio– at the original 57th street location– and it was just as fun as the Beverly Hills experience!
It was also just as effective. My arms are still sore from all those push ups!
4. Walk, walk, walk.
Since NYC is such a pedestrian-heavy city, we also covered a lot of ground on our feet. I sweated through nearly two outfits a day!
When in New York, there’s no way I’m skipping dessert.
Over our four-day trip, I sampled a vegan doughnut (and a frosting shot!) from Babycakes, an over-the-top ice cream sundae at Serendipty 3, a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery, and my very favorite–> a slice of raw tiramisu from One Lucky Duck!
We all agreed that it was the best tiramisu we’ve ever tasted, raw or otherwise!
For more travel tips, check out my previous guest post at The Vegetable Centric Kitchen!
Reader Feedback: Do you have any trips coming up? How do you balance your vacations? Personally, I feel like 4-5 days on vacation won’t make-or-break any diet or lifestyle choice–> it’s what you do on a regular basis that matters most. However, keeping my meals as fresh and healthy as possible also keeps me enjoying my vacation, rather than weighing me down. No one wants a stomach ache, especially while walking so much!