First things first: Whole Foods is doing a $10 for $20 Living Social Deal. Get it !
If there's one thing I spend my money and time on these days, it's travel (not running unfortunately!). With a BF in Seattle, one brother and mom on the east coast, and friends all over the freaking place (who are all getting married), it's just gotta happen.
Plus I might just be a little bit restless by nature.
The Traveling Runners Guide To:
Keepin' yo bags: If you're switching airlines and traveling internationally, I give your bags about a 50% chance of getting lost. At least those have been my odds. So try to stay on the same airline, if possible.
Random Countries / Cities: This is one of my favorite parts of running. You can experience the world so much differently while running and I think it's a cool way to see a new area. Just remember, if the area looks sketchy, it is probably not worth risking it. Or at least ditch the headphones. That way no one will steal your ipod.
Chillaxing: I'm pretty anal about working out. If you're reading this blog and don't know me in real life, you probably are too. Chances are, you're not going to have the worlds best workout week while traveling due to weird food / bad sleep / different weather. Have a kick-butt week of working out before you travel and use the travel time as a "step back" week.
Caring What Other People Think: I've run in Buenos Aires (where no one runs for fun that I could find), in my socks in a park (because I had no shoes), and done stair stepping on an offshore Oil Rig in the Gulf of Mexico. I'm sure everyone thought I was insane. And I'm cool with that. I think you gotta be.
The Traveling Eaters Guide to....
Water: The TSA doesn't want you to bring more than 3 oz of fluid through security. Bring an empty water bottle through security. Refill when you're through. If you're constantly thirsty like me, it saves $$ in bottled water.
Drinks on the Flight: I hate to advocate being a pain in the butt for any service person, but I'm going to. Ask for the whole can if you want. Ask for two drinks when they come by. Whatever, it's your party. Just be polite.
Snacks: Just bring a few. Nuts, apples, dried fruit, Clif Bars, whatever that doesn't melt. Your super hungry self will thank you.
Airlines: Jet Blue still gives free snacks. Virgin America has a pretty good selection but you gotta pay. IMO the newer the airline, the better the food!
Any travel tips you wanna share?