Going on vacation is a time for relaxation, but if you’re concerned about your figure, there are easy ways to stay fit on your family vacation. And no, we don’t mean spending your vacation time in the hotel gym. Utilize these five tips from Best Vacations Ever by Preferred Guest Resorts to enjoy your vacation without sacrificing your figure in the process.

Choose the Stairs

Dodge the elevators and hit the stairs instead. It’s a tiny change that won’t mess up your routine and could result in 100 calories burned if you climb the stairs for 10 minutes in a single day.  Especially on vacation, when you’ve abandoned your formal workout routine for a time, every calorie counts.

Walking Tours

Instead of doing your sightseeing on a trolley or in a taxi, put on your walking shoes and take a stroll. You’ll be able to go at your own pace, get a better view of everything, and burn plenty of calories in the process.

Play with the Kids

Sure, you can relax and sunbathe for a bit, but have some calorie-burning fun with your kids as well. Shoot hoops, get in the pool, go for a bike ride, play some ping pong. You will undoubtedly find yourself having at least as much fun as the kids.

Workout on the Beach

You’ve probably seen exercise videos of fit men and women working up a sweat to the sound of the rolling waves with a gorgeous sunset behind them. You can get your exercise on the beach without your mat and weights by starting a beach-friendly game like volleyball or tag. You can also simply enjoy a brisk walk or jog along a stretch of beach to get a workout during your vacation.

Plan Physical Activities for Each Day

If the morning is filled with more standing and sitting than walking and running, fill the afternoon with a long walk at a park or at the beach. Incorporate other kinds of aerobic adventures at the airport where you can transform terminals into walking tracks.  Be sure you are responsible and sensible in your effort to stay fit on vacation, especially in crowded places.

Each morning you wake up on vacation, look forward to everything you will get to see and enjoy that day. Don’t obsess over ensuring you get your exercise, but let these tips come naturally to your day. Your travels will invigorate your mind and your efforts to stay fit on your family vacation will energize your body as well. For more information about family vacations, visit bestvacationsever.com.

Most people head to Florida for the sand and sun, and if they’re heading to Orlando, they’re all about the amusement parks. But sprinkled throughout the theme park-packed city are peaceful places of relaxation to help you get away from the non-stop craze of the city. Best Vacations Ever! by Preferred Guest Resorts wants to let you in on a few of the reenergizing secrets.

There are many Orlando spas that can fulfill their promise of delivering one of the most relaxing vacations yet. After all, if your vacation was simply full of nonstop activity, why would you call it vacation? A relaxing treatment—including aroma therapy, a sauna, and an Orlando massage—will revitalize your body and mind, allowing you to return home feeling fully refreshed. Here are a few notable Orlando spas that deserve your attention.

  • Sanctuary Salon and Day Spa
  • Just two miles from Universal Studios, this top-notch day spa is often frequented by celebrities, athletes, and TV personalities. East Indian accents with soft, soothing music add to the relaxation of this day spa. Try the Signature Sanctuary Massage with an Unwinding Scalp Massage.
  • Massage Works Spa and Fitness
  • This spa is located near another fun location—Walt Disney World!  Enjoy one day at the park, and then spend the next day relaxing in one of the most spacious, tranquil Orlando spas available to you. The trickling water and calming music certainly set a different tone than the screaming and excitement at Walt Disney World. The specialties here are massages. They range from classic Swedish and deep tissue massages to Swe-Thai, bamboo, and mothers-to-be massages.  Plenty of other spa and salon treatments are available as well, including microdermabrasion, permanent make-up, dimensional hair coloring, and manicures.
  • Euro Day Spa
  • For a day of rest and relaxation featuring treatment for nearly every part of your body, discover what Euro Day Spa has to offer. Treat your skin to a Diamond Microdermabrasion peel, receive a manicure or pedicure, and have your hair cut, colored, and styled. Enjoy a therapeutic spa stone massage, Lomi Lomi massage, or prenatal massage. There are even custom-designed organic body cocktails to help soothe and relax the largest organ of your body—the skin!

So on your next Orlando family vacation, make time for a relaxing, rejuvenating pit stop.  Great deals from Preferred Guest Resorts await so your vacation can be planned and paid for without breaking the bank.

Whether you are looking for a way to improve your marriage, get to know your boyfriend better, or simply to better the relationship you have with your girlfriends, you will be pleased to learn that there is wide selection of possibilities. Thanks to the deals offered by Preferred Guest Resorts through Best Vacations Ever!, you can improve marriage and other relationships without breaking the bank trying to fund your vacation.

If you’re in a serious relationship and considering getting married soon, plan a vacation with your soon-to-be spouse. It doesn’t need to be to a far-off location. In fact, a local Bed & Breakfast will give you the getaway you need to discuss pressing matters before you are married. Get all your dreams, fears, disappointments, and expectations off your shoulders and out in the open. While snuggled in a cozy B&B, talk about child rearing, differences in your personalities, in-law worries, sexual intimacy expectations, finances, and what you see for the future.  It will be a vacation from your everyday responsibilities, but you will return a stronger couple on the same page as one another and fully prepared for the commitment of marriage.

You might already be married with children in which case a family vacation could be just what the doctor ordered. Get out of your redundant routine, go visit family friends who live a long way away, or go to a place you and your spouse find nostalgic. You will be launched back into your youth and discover a revitalization of your marriage and family life when you return home.  To prevent falling back into a dismal attitude, enjoy day trips with your spouse or the whole family that are inexpensive but perfect for breaking up the routine.

If you and your girlfriends need to get away for a time, pursue a vacation that is purely about fun and activity. Your friends are imperative to your social support system whether you are married, single, in a relationship, with or without children. Even though you are not a little kid anymore, you should still plan times to get away with your friends and explore places you’ve never been.  Returning to old stomping grounds can result in an incredibly rewarding vacation as well.

The best vacations ever are awaiting you and  Preferred Guest Resorts, may be able to provide you with the perfect promotional vacation package. Whoever you choose to take your vacation with, you will come home with a renewed sense of friendship, trust, and loyalty. Sometimes, taking a break is exactly what you need, no matter how dedicated you are to being responsible. Let your hair down, take that much-deserved break, and see how your trip can improve you marriage or other relationships.

You may have heard about promotional tours, but you might not know how they work. Best Vacations Ever, by Preferred Guest Resorts, offers promotional tours to private-branded resorts around the world. Travel-loving couples and families can stay for free or receive other incentives like a free car rental or theme park tickets in exchange for participation in an introductory sales tour of the resort. This video describes what you should expect on your Best Vacations Ever promotional tour step by step. For more information, visit bestvacationsever.com.

Kristen Wiig’s new movie Bridesmaids hits theaters today, and it’s going to be BIG. We got a sneak peek of the movie last week, so we were able to capture these travel tips from the sure to be infamous plane scene. On your next flight, avoid disaster with these airplane travel tips:

  • To ease anxiety on a flight, don’t mix relaxation pills and alcohol
  • Do not scream “There’s a colonial woman on the wing of the plane!” unless you know for sure that there is in fact a colonial woman on the wing of the plane.
  • Don’t sneak into first class and claim to be a solo traveler’s wife
  • Don’t demand the curtain to stay open between first class and coach because of “Civil Rights”
  • Don’t mistaken the flight attendant’s name for a household appliance
  • Don’t ask your seatmate where he hides his gun
  • Do not stick a loaded gun in your brother’s carryon luggage
  • Don’t take a trip with your enemy

Go see the movie for yourself and tell us what travel tips we missed!