Longer days, children buzzing about outdoors, and warmer weather can only mean one thing – summer has finally arrived! My family summer vacations always included fun road-trips, action-packed plans, and a ton of laughter while creating memories that I continue to cherish until today.
Often a key component of our traveling was the dining. My parents always attempted to find a balance between summer indulgence and making sure we stayed healthy and well nourished. Today, this is still a priority for me, as I love to take part in local flavors, but not at the expense of taking care of my body. Taking this into consideration, I thought it the perfect opportunity to sit down with the Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown culinary team to find out what they recommend for maintaining a healthy, but enjoyable, lifestyle during summer travel.
Healthy Tips For Summer Travel:
“Always ask the locals and those around you, even your waiters while dining out what the healthiest options are on the menu or local spots to try. Insider tips are always helpful and they know what they’re talking about!” ~Executive Chef, Frank Ruta
“Remember it’s a vacation! It’s a time to enjoy everything that’s going on with the activities and with your family and friends surrounding you. Enjoy the food and desserts and have a great time.” ~Pastry Chef, Aggie Chin
“Sitting in a cramped position for long periods, whether in an airplane, car, or bus, can lead to an increased risk of potentially health related issues. To minimize risk, drink plenty of water and stay active to allow the blood to flow. Always carry around with you bottles of water and try to drink plenty of fluids to prevent from becoming dehydrated.” ~Food & Beverage Director, Steve Fowler
“The first thing I do when I travel is to search for the local markets and grocery stores to stock up on fresh veggies, fruits, and snacks. Sourcing our breakfast meals from fresh local markets was a great way to save some extra cash and getting in touch with how the community in that particular destination lived. You can ask for a complimentary mini-fridge to be sent to your hotel room to store these items as well.” ~Catering Sales Manager, Kelly Schneider
I hope these tips will come in handy for healthy and delicious summer of traveling! Please tag @CapellaDC on social media and share your own healthy/delicious summer traveling tips so that I can share them with our community. Have a great summer!