Travel Right & Light
On my last vacation to Costa Rica, I realized that I have been doing it all wrong. On this trip, my fiancee encouraged me (us) to eat clean, and stay on the move, as opposed to treating ourselves to going out to eat, relaxing, etc….as one normally does on a vacation. But isn’t the point of vacation to relax, and relieve stress?
After a couple days of hiking, we tried surfing, key word being ‘tried’. It wasn’t easy, but man, if you don’t know what you’re doing it’s one hell of a workout, nothing on the whole trip made me more exhausted. The next day we rented mountain bikes, again it was grueling, but the views and cool breeze from the ocean made it all worth it. On the last day, we drove to Arenal. There are hot springs naturally heated by the volcano everywhere, and we just soaked the muscles and relaxed.
It was an amazing trip, but the point is this, I realize not everyone can go to Costa Rica, or maybe even leave the state, but what you can do is think different. Go outside your normal thought process and the way you think things are supposed to be done. By turning our vacation into a non-stop adventure, we came back healthier, happier, and stronger. It also made me realize I should be seeking this lifestyle in my own home town, every day.