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 2, 2011
Lately, loads of folks have been asking me for recommendations for the perfect spring break getaway for sun and surf. Well, I’ve got the answer: Santa Barbara.
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By Melanie Haiken on March 25, 2011
I’ve been in the Nehalem Bay area for just two days, and already I’m planning my next visit. Rarely do I stumble upon a getaway that has everything I need, everything I want (two different things) and no gaggles of people around to disturb the perfection.
By Melanie Haiken on July 15, 2010
“I need my own personal expedition planner,” a friend said to me the other day at a party. “I want to plan biking and hiking trips but don’t know where to start.” I know the feeling. I could try to answer all the questions that turn up in post comments asking about bike rides, river [...]
By Melanie Haiken on July 28, 2009
The contrast between the high-rise resorts of Puerto Vallarta and your first glimpse of Yelapa couldn’t be greater. Accessible only by water taxi or private boat, the tiny fishing village is little but a rundown pier, a few stores and colorful houses that stagger up the hillside behind the cove. There’s also one of the [...]