Fitness & Gear
By Melanie Haiken on November 10, 2016
Jet lag, too much good food, nowhere to exercise – there are lots of barriers to staying healthy when you travel, and it’s all too common to arrive home tired, achy, and ready to pull out your “fat jeans.” So how do you avoid health setbacks when you travel? Here are 7 strategies I’ve developed to stay fit and energized while traveling.
By Melanie Haiken on June 23, 2014
I’m honored to have been selected as one of the 5 top active travel bloggers by Athleta’s Chi blog. The result: I got to award a $100 gift card to the reader who best described her favorite outdoors activity and why she loves it.
Think bathing suits that don’t ride up, so you can actually swim, surf, and kayak in them rather than lie around looking ornamental. And hiking pants and shorts (and skorts, my personal fave) that truly have enough pockets so all you have to carry is your hip pack. Then there are the groovy travel-friendly dresses and yoga clothes cute enough to wear out for coffee afterwards.
By Melanie Haiken on June 8, 2013
Have you spent years wishing you knew how to surf? Golf? Kayak? Mountain bike? It’s time to stop wishing and start learning. Here, tips from the pros for how to pick up a new sport with minimal pain and maximum fun.
By Melanie Haiken on February 25, 2013
When you travel, you want to bring things that weigh almost nothing, take up little space in your suitcase, and do double-or triple-duty as part of a multitude of different outfits.
By Melanie Haiken on November 2, 2010
No sooner had I gotten off the plane in Glasgow than I began coveting boots. Well, actually, boots and coats. Oh, did I mention scarves? In fact, what I wanted was the whole look: A pared-down silhouette that allows Scotswomen to look like models even as they bundle up against the chill. So, I decided […]
By Melanie Haiken on September 13, 2010
Add a tunic – and a cocktail I pride myself on my ability to pack light; one rolling carry-on’s my limit for a three day weekender or a 10-day jaunt across the continent. But I also hate being caught without the right thing to wear. I’ve been known to follow Parisians and Italians down the street […]