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What is cryotherapy and how does it work?

Cryotherapy at 256 Below

Cryotherapy is touted as a way to reduce inflammation, relieve arthritis pain, boost the immune system, increase metabolism, and lose weight. Does it work?
runDisney provides a comfortable, supportive environment for runners of all abilities to go after their goals

What to Expect at a runDisney Race

If you're looking for a destination race to run where you can feel comfortable, supported, and inspired, try runDisney!

I Met the Woman I Want to Become at Woodward Copper

While the physical part of my visit to Woodward Copper was challenging, it was the mental part where I grew the most.
Moose trail snowshoeing

Snowshoeing and Maple Sugaring at Smugglers’ Notch, VT

Whether it's snowshoeing, touring sugarhouses, or maple-themed dining, you can get a front row seat to the maple sugaring process at Smugglers' Notch Resort in Vermont.
Eating healthy on a ski vacation

Tips for Eating Healthy on a Ski Vacation

Trying the local cuisine and enjoying the food scene is all a part of the ski vacation experience. But you don't have to indulge every day, every meal.
healthy green juice recipe

Fitness Friday: My Favorite Green Juice Recipe

Yes, this is a travel blog, but I'm discovering that travel and adventure is largely dependent on being healthy and fit.
Disney marathon

Destination Fitness: My Travel and Personal Goals for 2015

It's the time of year when I make plans, set goals, and reflect on the past year. In many ways, this was the best year of my life. But in other ways, it's been my biggest backslide in decades.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Enjoying the Great Outdoors at Devils Tower

When you approach Devils Tower, the rocks beckon you. My daughter and husband scrambled up the boulders, while my son and I set out on the Tower Trail.
Disney wine & dine half marathon

Destination Running Races Combine Fitness and Travel

My personal motivation to exercise stems mainly from the promise of traveling to a new location. Each year I pick a destination and find a race I can run. While finishing a half marathon feels euphoric, enjoying that race in a beautiful setting, a fun destination, or with the promise of a really excellent bonus at the finish line, makes it all the more worthwhile.
Virginia Beach Shamrock Half-Marathon

What Drives You to Travel?

Travelers are increasingly looking for action and adventure as opposed to relaxation. Safaris, river cruises, glamping, ecotourism, and wellness vacations are on the rise, but people also travel for sport, music, and more.

Buy Yourself a FlipBelt for National Running Day – and Everyday

The FlipBelt is a sleek, stretchy belt that fits flat around your hips and holds all the essentials you need on a run. It's also great for travel!
Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Rocking the Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon

I wanted to train for a half-marathon, and I love Disney World, so the runDisney races were my first choice. I absolutely loved Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival last time I went, so I was stoked to run a half marathon that ended at the Festival!

2012 Travel In Review

While I've always enjoyed traveling, the past year was the first that I embraced travel as a passion and looked at every step beyond my front door from a travel writer's perspective. It's pretty amazing to view your travels in that manner. It's not just a vacation, day trip, or field trip, but a way to experience more in life, learn more about myself, and share that with others.
Ringing Rocks Park

Ten Things To Do in New Jersey That Aren’t On The Shore

Western New Jersey is a rural playground full of parks, farms, rolling hills, rivers, lakes and living history. Here are ten things to do in New Jersey that aren't on the shore.