5 Vacations That Will Keep Your Mind Happy and Your Body Active This Summer

When you’re choosing a vacation for this summer it has to have it all. You want it to be a place for your mind to be at ease and have a chance to recharge, but it needs to be somewhere that helps you keep your workout routine going too. Here are some great vacations that give you everything you need!

The Beach

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The beach could probably be considered America's favorite vacation spot. And it really does have everything you could possibly want in a vacation. Being near the water and the sound of the waves literally has the power to make you calmer, making it the perfect place for you to relax.

The beach also comes with a giant variety of activities, besides the standard run on the boardwalk. Beach volleyball is always popular, as well as throwing a football or kicking a soccer ball around. If you’re feeling adventurous, try kayaking, paddle boarding or surfing in the ocean! There are tons of things you can do that are fun and keep you fit at the same time.


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There’s nothing better than roughing it in the great outdoors to clear your mind. Being surrounded by the beauty of the forest and going to a place without the distractions of your cellphone and laptop is a wonderful thing.

Camping is also perfect for fitness and staying in shape. One of the best parts of camping is looking for trails to hike, bike or run on. Trails provide the ultimate scenery for the location and get you in touch with the wild when you’re working up a sweat. Chopping wood for campfires is also an option to get your heart rate up. If they have a lake or river near the campsite, you can look into renting canoes or kayaks too.

Miraval Resort and Spa

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Miraval is an award-winning resort that’s been featured on Ellen and in Travel+Leisure. It’s a luxury spa resort as well as a wellness destination. Their year-long packages include fitness and yoga classes as well as wellness lectures to balance you out. You can also add the features of your choosing onto the base of whatever package you choose. Spa services, challenge courses and equine activities, along with many others, give you the opportunity to put your “life in balance” according to their tagline.


Cruises - Vacations that will keep your mind healthy and your body active // The PumpUp Blog

Certain cruises are better for certain fitness activities, but all of them have something special. You get to cruise on the ocean and make stops at paradise, along with spending days by the pool and enjoying the all-inclusive benefits most cruises have to offer. For fitness, you can go to the ship’s gym or run around the whole ship, as most are huge. There are group classes like Pilates and dancing that get you active as well as socializing with the other people on the cruise. Some ships have rock walls and rope courses on their top decks and every boat has pools that you’ll be able to swim laps in. If you’re really serious about fitness, there are themed cruises that you can go on that focus on fitness or sports.

Mountain Bike Excursions

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Mountain bike excursions take you on an adventure to some of the most beautiful places on the planet while keeping you in shape at the same time. You get to camp out under the stars and immerse yourself in another culture, getting you away from the hustle and bustle of the world and into remote places. It’s a blissful feeling getting to see the night sky in all its wonder. Beginner excursions have multiple levels so you can choose whether you’d like a more familiar culture or really get away from what you know. Most excursions also include more than just mountain biking, so you get a variety of different activities to keep your muscles moving.

A relaxing vacation doesn’t always mean sitting around the entire time. These vacations help you to stay in your fitness routine, all while being fun and helping you unwind as well. Start planning to make this summer’s vacation your best!

About the Author

Kacey Mya Bradley is a lifestyle blogger for “The Drifter Collective.” Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around her. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations, cultures, and styles, while communicating these endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.

The Drifter Collective: An eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Connect with Kacey on Twitter @kacey_mya and on Pinterest (@kaceymya).

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