Staying Fit and Classic Cocktails

I've talked about being a fan of Craig Ballantyne and his Turbulence Training web page. One of his recent blog entries included some more good tips on taking care of yourself and staying fit while traveling. It's not the first time I've referenced him and probably won't be the last...

But I don't stop thinking about my fitness and DIET when I'm gone. However, most guys and gals use travel as an excuse for eating junk and skipping workouts. But travel is NO EXCUSE for bad body behavior.All it takes to succeed is a little planning. In fact, here's what I've done to stay on track while spending time in the airports and stuck in 13-hour per day seminars.

Read his entry for some good insight that is not hard to apply.

On an unrelated note, one of our favorite things to do when visiting New York City (although it's been a while) is to check out some classic cocktail bars. I'm not talking about your run-of-the-mill meat market; rather, the classic landmark cocktail bars that have been around since the 40s or 50s. Places like the Monkey Bar in the Hotel Elysee and Bemelmans in the Carlyle Hotel. Bemelmans is simply one of those places that must be experienced - the whimsical illustrations that decorate the bar's walls, the extremely knowledgeable bartenders, the outstanding service. It's a great place to start or end an evening. The Monkey Bar has a completely different feel - much more lively, less refined but still a classic art deco bar. My dad used to hang out there in the 50s and he'd probably find the place a bit too loud today. Bemelmans, on the other hand, would probably be more his style.

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