Fitness & Gear
By Melanie Haiken on July 8, 2011
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 June 23, 2011
Announcement: I was chosen as one of the 5 best bloggers by the good folks at Athleta’s Chi blog. Along with this honor, www.Health-Conscious-Travel gets to participate in a giveaway. The prize: A $100 gift card from Athleta! Win by telling www.Health-Conscious-Travel.com about your favorite sport, fitness or outdoors activity in the comments section below.
By Melanie Haiken on April 30, 2011
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 [...]
By Melanie Haiken on July 22, 2010
The first thing we realized when planning our trip to Chicago was how much there was to see. Four days wasn’t going to be nearly enough time to make it to our long list of “must-dos”: The Art Institute, Millennium Park, the Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, The Museum of Science and Industry, [...]
By Melanie Haiken on March 19, 2010
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.” At a recent travel writers twittathon, I was asked the above question, and it made me [...]