Eat Healthy On Your Vacation To Be Able To Enjoy (And Remember) Every Moment
By Jocelyn Sidwell H.C FNS NASM CPT May 2019
I am a warm weather gal. I get the exhilaration of skiing, but give me a beach and a bikini and I am happy! When my fiancé told me we were going to Puerto Rico for Christmas I was so excited! I’ve never been and hello warm weather in December! So, we called Jennifer with Travel Pros and off we went! Thank goodness she makes traveling so much easier, such a seamless experience. There are enough stresses in this world than to have to stress over planning a relaxing vacation. Am I right? I will always use her as my travel agent!
We stayed close to Villa Montana, in Aguadilla, and wow is that resort gorgeous! We were right around the corner from Hobos and other surf spots. My fiancé is a huge surfer so we made sure we were centrally located. We checked out Wilderness a few times, hiked Survival Beach, paddle boarded at Crash Boats, it was glorious.
We aren't big drinkers when we are on vacation because we want to wake up early and be ready for any adventures. But, let’s be real…. it’s vacation! So I made sure to lounge at Villa Montana with a fresh mojito! I actually was on a conference call drinking that mojito. Best. Conference. Call. EVER!
We eat quite healthy, even on vacation. I’m a health coach, so it’s my lifestyle. Once of my favorite things to do is check out healthy local cuisine and any local farmers markets. Aguadilla nailed it! We came across Arepas to go and I was a giddy lil girl! The menu is SO good! Salads, juices, raw foods, and tons of arepas of course. Arepas are these lil stuffed breads made from corn. I opted for a veggie arepa, with a side of veggie juice annnnnnd a frozen raw food treat :) We went back every chance we got!
The fresh fruit was of course to die for. The papayas and citrus fruits were plentiful. I even found local ginger and turmeric! Even on vacation I tend to cook. Again, those farmers markets are where it’s at for me! Vacation doesn't have to be some over eating gorgefest. You want to feel good, energetic and ready for each day to make the most of it. Eat right and you will enjoy your vacation more. You can eat too much pizza and get drunk at home.
Aguadilla was pure perfection. I can’t wait to go back! Bottom line, eat healthy on your vacation to be able to enjoy (and remember) every moment. Source local cuisine and farmers markets for an authentic experience. Pointer: when you do go to Aguadilla, look for sea glass. It’s everywhere! Ask me any questions in the comments below for more tips on eating healthy on vacation.
How to not gain weight on vacation (and eat healthier too!)
By Jocelyn Sidwell April 2019
Let’s face it, it’s hard to not gain weight while traveling. Those pounds can creep on with every pina colada and vast amount of foods on buffets we all HAVE to try. So how can you eat healthy, maintain weight and have more energy to enjoy every moment? Here are my pointers to keeping it light and simple on vacation.
Buffets and All Inclusive
Just because it’s all available doesn't mean you have to eat it all. Section your plate with protein, carbs and a little fat, eat slowly and you truly don't have to go back for seconds. For breakfast, look for fruit and oatmeal. Lunch and dinner stick to fresh vegetables and local proteins. Good news is most of the buffets are the same foods everyday so you can try a little each day and not all at once.
We are referring back to our December post this month's blog. The top 2 picks for 2019 travel trends were adventure travel and cruises. This month, we are focusing on both. Why should you take an expedition cruise? Let’s find out…
Less People and Like Minded Travelers
Most ships are smaller and able to access unique and remote places.
This allows for those true back to nature adventures.
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We get asked a lot about what “all inclusive" actually means and of course what it includes. Well, we couldn't have said it better than Kylie Morrow. She gives all the details in our featured blog this month.
An all-inclusive resort is one where your worries quite literally melt away.
But still, a lot of people wonder: what does all-inclusive mean? What exactly is included? What do I have to bring?
When you go all-inclusive, you pay upfront for everything that you need to enjoy an epic vacation. So, once you arrive at your resort, you can kick back and enjoy everything the luxurious destination has to offer, safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to shell out any more money, unless a little souvenir shopping takes your fancy.
What is included at an all-inclusive resort?
Some resorts use the term to mean different things, but in short, all-inclusive means that guests pay one fee for their entire stay, which covers their accommodations, food and drink, tips and taxes, and a few specific activities.
At the best resorts, watersports and other activities will be part of your vacation too. At some Sandals resorts, for example, you can even enjoy a range of motorized water sports for no extra fee. So, all inclusive is the definition of a luxurious vacations, where guests can indulge as much as they like, without ever having the worry of a massive bill at the end of the trip.
What does all-inclusive mean at Sandals resorts?
There are all-inclusive resorts all over the world, but the term all-inclusive does tend to mean different things in different regions. At Sandals Resorts, however, all-inclusive really does mean that everything is included.
When you book your vacation with Sandals, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing accommodations, gourmet cuisine, alcoholic and soft drinks, high-end spirits, entertainment and so much more. There are no hidden surprises and extra costs. When we say everything is included, we mean it!
If you find yourself still skeptical, we’ve got one piece of advice:
Book your next trip to a Sandals all-inclusive resort and experience what it means for yourself. You’ll be amazed not only at the beauty of our Caribbean destinations, but at the great value you’ll enjoy while you’re there.
Experience authentic cuisine from some of the best restaurants on the islands, within our resorts, and immerse yourself in the spirit of your tropical escape. Once you start changing up your vacations to go all-inclusive, we guarantee you won’t want to go back. This is the lap of luxury, at its finest.
Is all-inclusive worth it?
Anyone who has ever wondered “are all-inclusive resorts worth it,” only needs to try the high-end take of all inclusive offered at Sandals Resorts.
Often, anything bad said about all-inclusive vacations are due to a few resorts that charge guests extra for things they know their guests will want to enjoy while they’re there, like premium spirits or watersports.
However, at Sandals, you won’t find yourself surprised by added extras like these. If you need a little extra convincing, just check out the long list of inclusions for your vacation package at Sandals resorts.
Still wondering what going all-inclusive means?
Sandals Resorts boast some of the most innovative and beautiful accommodations across the Caribbean. Opulence is the name of the game at Sandals, and stays here come complete with breathtaking panoramic views of some of the world’s most impressive scenery, to Skypool Suites where guests enjoy personal butler service, 24 hours a day.
Not only that, there are infinity plunge pools at some of our resorts, and fabulous over-the-water villas to set the scene for romance.
Here are some other things to consider when thinking about what all-inclusive means:
Sandals Resorts include unrivaled dining experiences for guests. They are home to no dozens of different themed restaurants, enabling guests to experience a taste of the world when they book a stay at one of our resorts.
Travelers can be a little put off by the all-inclusive label, fearing that they may be limited to one restaurant for their entire trip. However, at the best resorts, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of fabulous, varied restaurants, so you’ll never get tired of the delicious food available.
Nothing says vacation like a glass of ice cool rum punch, or a mojito sundowner. Most resorts allow you to indulge in your favorite cocktails all day long, without worrying about the bar bill.
Sandals resorts go one step further, enabling guests to enjoy their favorite drinks 24 hours a day. The bars are open from 10 am to 3 am, however guests’ rooms are fully stocked with beer and wine for you to enjoy whenever you wish. Premium spirits are also stocked in the Concierge and Butler suites.
World Class Entertainment
Sandals resorts are unique in that they offer inclusive scuba diving. Your vacation cost includes the very best scuba diving equipment, expert dive staff and access to breathtaking dive sites. Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can jump straight in, as you’ll be able to complete the PADI® Resort Certification Program at your resort.
Sandals turns the traditional meaning of all-inclusive on its head, adding watersports including paddle boards, wakeboarding, waterskiing and so much more. Our resorts even offer some motorized watersports at no extra cost.
Come see what Sandals has in store
Whether you’re an all-inclusive lover or you’ve never tried one before, you’ll be absolutely blown away by the Sandals experience.
Leave your worries at the door because at our resorts, everything's covered. And we really mean everything!
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We’ve all heard the quote, “Travel: The only thing you pay for that makes you richer.” This year, you can be “rich.” There are so many occasions and holidays to celebrate during the year. Experience is the best gift for any member of your family. We are making the choices even easier with our top picks for upcoming events. Book now, in advance, for your next experience
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