Archive for May, 2012

Lose Weight for Your Vacation and Keep it Off

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by paul

Whether you are male or female, we all have the same concerns when it comes to going on a winter vacation, and that is putting on our bathing suit. Maybe you’ve worked out over the winter, or maybe not, but it seems that the worry is still there that because you haven’t had it on in a few months, you will look flabby, pale, and generally like you shouldn’t be wearing the thing at all.

Many people jump into fad diets and fasts before their vacation to ensure they look like they belong in their 2 piece, but this is not the right way, and certainly not the healthy way. To lose weight and keep it off, you must commit yourself to a lifestyle change. If you are committed to living a healthier life, than your extra poundage will be sure to fall off, leaving you with a killer beach body.

Here are 3 lifestyle related changes that you need to consider in order to be and look healthy: (more…)

Santorini, Greece

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 by paul

Santorini is the largest Greek Island in the southern Aegean Sea. Located 200km from Greece’s mainland, this island is by far the most striking of the Greek Islands. The present-day crescent shape of the island is a consequence of volcanic activity in prehistoric times. Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion dated back 3,600 years. When you think of the Greek Islands, you probably think of cliffs with whitewashed square houses built at their peaks. You might even picture donkeys carrying loads up steep inclines, blue-domed charges, and crystal blue waters. If this is what you are picturing when you think of Greece, than you are indeed thinking of the most photogenic of the islands: Santorini.

The sun setting on the horizon


Things to Do On Victoria Day Weekend

Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by paul

Victoria Day is a Canadian public holiday on the Monday before May 25th. This holiday represents the birthday of Queen Victoria (May 24th) and is commonly known amongst young populations as May 2-4 weekend (representing a 24 pack of beer).  Although this long weekend pays tribute to the Queen of Canada’s Commonwealth Nation, it has now become a popular weekend which signifies the beginning of summer.


Top All-Inclusives: Brazil

Posted on: May 14th, 2012 by paul

If you are a traveler that enjoys a little extra ‘spice’ and adventure in your vacation, then you will love Brazil. It’s as though the country was built for travel; a place that excites, thrills, and challenges. If you are an outdoor lover who wants to experience the best of what nature has to throw at you, give Brazil a chance as you plan your next vacation.

There are many budget hotels, guesthouses, and villas available all over the country. When it comes to all-inclusive resorts, your pickings are a little slimmer, however, the hotels are beautiful, offer breathtaking vistas, and exciting day adventure tours of the area. Here are some great all-inclusive Brazilian Hotels: (more…)

Tips for Travelling with Children

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by paul

It is always an exciting time of the year when the whole family goes away on vacation. For the kids, this means sun, fun, late nights, and parents that are generally in great moods! For the parents, it is a different story. Traveling with children always brings on a host of concerns. What should I pack them, how do I prevent them from getting sick, and how do I keep them occupied? Here are some tips that with make family vacations easier on the parents. (more…)

Traveling While Pregnant

Posted on: May 7th, 2012 by paul

There are many questions about traveling while pregnant. Should I fly while pregnant? Should I get immunizations? Which seats are most comfortable? Though it seems like it may just be easier to stay at home while pregnant, it is not the only choice. Here are some tips and idea to consider when traveling while pregnant.

Flying While Pregnant

If you plan to fly, be sure to first discuss it with your doctor. Unless there are any problems, if you’re in the early stages (when miscarriages are more likely), or if you’re in the late stages (when you may be more likely to go into labor) your doctor will allow you to go. Check airline regulations regarding pregnancy before your book your flight because some airlines do not allow you to fly after a certain point. (more…)

Who Says Walking Isn’t Exercise?

Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by paul

While you are on vacation, the last thing you want to do is be stuck inside a hot sweaty gym. That makes it a great time to get creative with your exercise routine. Since you are on vacation to relax, why not have a workout that matches that mindset? Walking is the perfect solution for your vacation workout.

A lot of fitness gurus insist that to burn ‘x’ amount of calories we must exercise at a high intensity. Although we cannot argue with the fact that exercising at 60-80 percent of your maximum heart rate strengthens your heart and allows it to run more efficiently. It is also true that the quickest way to burn 100 calories is to do so at higher workout intensities. (more…)