Posted by rhondascooking on May 30, 2008
I have heard many people say, “I can eat whatever I want, I’m on vacation.” Unfortunately, with that attitude, you may end up paying for it later! I know that it may be hard to resist those delectable five star desserts, but sometimes you have to “just say no.” When I was vacationing at the All Inclusive Beaches Resort in the Turks, I was exposed to every type of cuisine imaginable. However, due to my food allergies and the fact that I am trying to keep my weight in check, I had to turn the other cheek. So, how did I survive? Here are a few of Rhonda’s Travel Survival Tips:
1. Pack healthy snacks enough to last throughout the trip (trail mix, granola bars, rice cakes, nuts/seeds, etc.).
2. Pack healthy beverages such as Vitamin Water or juice—be sure to use storage bags.
3. Contact the hotel prior to arrival and inquire about the types of restaurants on site.
4. Inform the restaurant waiter that you have food restrictions; indicate what foods will work for you.
5. If the waiter is uncertain about what’s in the food or how it was prepared then ask to speak with the chef.
Preparation is important in order to maintain a healthy diet while on vacation. Never be caught off guard and forced to eat foods that will make you pay after the vacation!
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Posted by rhondascooking on November 5, 2007
This is the morning of the beginning of many years of world traveling for myself. Well, I am blogging from Beijing, China–yeah, that’s right, I am vacationing in China. I am a member of the Wealthy Women Club and we are doing things big! Who and What are the Wealthy Women? The Wealthy Women is an organization of women founded by Catherine Eagan to teach women how to become wealthy in every area of their lives!!! (To learn more visit http://www.catherineeagan.com/.) Women have come together from all across the USA, Canada and the British Islands! We have a total of about 61 people on this trip. My friend dropped me off at the Detroit airport where I met up with about 35 other women and men (1 husband and 1 single guy); the others left on Sunday due to logistics with Northwest airlines. It was a beautiful to see all of us gather together to introduce ourselves to one another as we embark on this new adventure. Similar to many other women, this was my first international trip! I know, I know, I am surprised too especially since I work for a company who has offices all over the world.
Unfortunately, I submitted my information too late for special food requests, so I was stuck with eating my snacks while others gobbled down the food which looked/smelled pretty good. I bought lots of homeopathic pellets to keep me from swelling and getting motion sickness; afterall the flight was about 12 hours with a 30 minute change of plane in Tokoyo follwed by a 2 hour flight from. I was able to get some sleep later.
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