Staying Active On Vacation
Yes, I still exercise when I go on a vacation! To me, going on a vacation isn't an escape from life, it's a chance to experience life! While it's nice to lay around and relax, I can only do that for so long. My body just feels better when I move. Part of traveling is also experiencing the local culture, including the food, so getting in some exercise is a good way to balance it out.
When I say exercise, I don't mean you have to stick to a strict routine. I rarely follow my normal lifting program; I just make a point to do something. Look for ways to be active while exploring the area. Go for a hike, jog, rent a bike, or take long walks to explore your surroundings. Check out the neighborhoods, local shops, and parks. Exercise can also be play time! Swim in the ocean, rent a paddle board or kayak, go skiing, throw a Frisbee on the beach, go golfing, etc. There are so many activities that keep you moving.
For longer vacations, I do like to get in a few workouts. There are all sorts of quick workouts that can be done in a hotel gym, hotel room, or outdoors. You can get some ideas here https://www.prwithcr.com/free-workouts/
Remember, when you have intensity, you don't need a lot of time! If there are weights available, I like to squat, bench, and row. If there aren't weights, there's always burpees to make you sweat! Or pick a few moves and do a couple rounds of Tabata. You can spend 20-30 minutes in the gym, then get back to your day. Move your body because you love it and enjoy your vacations this summer!