How To Detox After Vacation (or anytime!)

Juice in Cusco

No. I’m not making out with my juice. This is what happens when I find juice on vacation. I cherish every ounce of goodness… This was a mix of carrots, cucumbers, celery and sprouts. It was one of my only pure vegetables juices I had while traveling last month. I had it in Cusco, Peru, where juice was available all over the place…but we were sadly only there a few days.
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An Organic Hotel Experience – The Inn At the Black Olive

Walking into my hotel room at The Inn At The Black Olive, I immediately was drawn to this room service delivery menu.

I had never before in all my travels (all 7 continents!) seen an 100% organic room service breakfast menu – much less complimentary! It was an incredible sight….

This was a great start for my stay in Baltimore, MD. This hotel is conveniently located near the largest natural products show on the east coast – Natural Products Expo East – which I attended earlier this fall. The Inn is completely eco-friendly and has a total of 12 suites – my suite was ridiculously large (ridiculous in a good way – I had to explain this use of the word to my mother the other day). I had my own living room, desk, kitchenette (sooooo important for my daily habits!), king size bed and a huge bathroom with a jet tub - the kind of jets that are pipeless and don’t harbor germs – and all the water was filtered – yes filtered! Can you say home away from home?
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The Healthy Place to Stay in New York – W Union Square

Last week, I spent a beautiful (and hot!) weekend in one of my favorite cities in the world – New York. I haven’t always been in love with NYC. I started coming up to NYC at a very early age to visit family and to go to debate tournaments in the Bronx. Since then, I’ve been up many times to shop with friends and spent countless week nights visiting for work over the last 10 years. It wasn’t until I realized how amazing the food and health scene was in NYC, that I began to really love it.

There are countless neighborhoods to choose from when you go for a visit. I think I have probably stayed in almost all the popular areas of NYC one time or another. Now, before I pick an area to stay in, I always think about whether or not my travel requirements are met. I need to have access to a great organic grocery store, juice bar, healthy restaurants, a gym and yoga studio. I never want to spend my time in NYC in the subway station or stuck in traffic the whole time. I don’t know about you, but knowing that I have healthy eats and a place to work out right at my finger tips makes all my travel anxiety go right out the window.

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So where do I stay? Union Square – Specifically the W Union Square. This is by far the best hotel for healthy travel to NYC. I’m not saying you can’t stay in other areas and be just as healthy, but staying here makes staying clean & fit on the road absolutely brainless!

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