with your adult children...
my son, his wife, her mother, and I were on a Scandinavian
tour. Our kids, (about 50 years old), full of energy, would
walk around the lunch stop areas and find grocery stores.
They wanted the fast walking exercise and her Mom and I were
glad to have them do it. The kids would buy local bread, fruit,
and cheese. We had wonderful picnics in beautiful locations.
Everyone was happy. We ate healthy and enjoyable lunches outdoors
in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Geri, El Cajon, California, USA
Ed. note: Did
you do any walking with them?
healthy rules for other JourneyWomen are as follows. Always
pre-order vegetarian meals from the airlines as it is the
only meal which always includes fresh fruit and vegetables.
Pack a skipping rope for exercise. You can do this exercise
either in your hotel room or outside on an appropriate surface.
Who knows? Maybe some local kiddies will come and join you.
Gail, Flemington, Victoria, Australia
black, black, black...
Hola from Mexico.
When this Journeywoman travels to Singapore, Indonesia, Hong
Kong, Italy, Spain, France or the U.S. I have several rules.
(1) Drink water, water, water (bottled where necessary) and
lots of it. (2) Pack a bunch of black knit dresses -- knee
length, long, sleeveless,
short sleeved, elbow length or long sleeved. These dresses,
available at a lot of retailers or online are wrinkle proof,
launder in a sink and look great with sandals. Dress them
up and you can go to La Scala. Add some bronzer and a great
lipstick and you're good to go anywhere!
Wendy, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
Here is a fail
proof treatment for treating blisters that I picked up in
my college basketball days. Cut out a donut shaped piece of
"Moleskin" (by Dr. Scholl's). Make the inner hole
portion just larger than your blister and place firmly on
skin around the blister. Fill the hole with neosporin or vaseline
and fix a bandaid over the top. This protects the blister
and is wonderfully painfree as you walk, walk, walk..
Liz, Seattle, USA
nice to your inner kid...
I stay fit,
feeling great on the road by taking the same good care of
me that I have always taken of my children. When my children
were small, I would never have dreamed of leaving for a trip
without anticipating their needs. Now I anticipate mine. I
know that extra weight adds age, and I strive to stay lean
and healthy. I take notice of healthy treats such as Luna
energy bars for women and pack these treats. I carry water
and fresh fruit wherever possible. There's something classy
about a 62 year old woman eating a fresh apple instead of
a donut. The part that's hard to put into words is that the
child in me appreciates everything I do. In return, she gives
me energy, enthusiasm, and a good time out on the road. This
little light in me shines because I take good care of it.
Gloria, Garland, Texas, USA
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