I’m experience a serious case of wanderlust this year and have quite a few trips planned that I can’t wait to share with you. Even after coming back from Miami and New York, I just can’t get enough. The world is so much bigger than Dallas and I intend to go out there.On all my travel adventures, I love exploring new places while incorporating my love for being active and, of course, food! Here’s where I’m headed:
July: Idea World Fitness Blogfest in Los Angeles. This is my first ever blogger conference and I’m heading to LA this week with a few of the Dallas Fitness Ambassadors. We booked a really sweet penthouse right across from the convention center and can’t wait to soak up everything we can possibly learn while making new friends. We’ll be spending the first two days networking our butts off and the rest of the weekend will be filled with hikes to the Hollywood sign, exploring Downtown LA, workouts, food, and debauchery. It’s going to be amazing!
August: Camp Our Way’s Adult Summer Camp. When I think of summer camp, I imagine lots of water sports, campfires, s’mores, nature stuff, and sunshine. Imagine all that and more, but with an open bar. This is Camp Our Way’s first event in Dallas and it’s a premiere three day all-inclusive summer camp for adults. It’s happening on August 11-13th with limited spots and we’re being picked up in a party bus before heading to Trinity, TX for adult glamping. There’s promise of top shelf booze, tons of activities from archery to zip lines, water skiing/wakeboarding/tubing, bubble soccer, arts and crafts, kickball, yoga and more. I’m excited for the color war games, beer olympics, live DJs and themed parties. See the full line up of events here and if you want to join me, you can use my code DEEPFRIEDFIT for $50 off.[Tweet “Want $50 off Camp Your Way Summer camp? Click here. “]
August: Canyoning and hiking at Zion National Park in Utah. This is going to be a small girls trip to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We’ll be flying into Vegas and driving the 3 hours to the park for a weekend jam packed with destroying all my step goals. I’m SO excited because I’ve never done anything like this before. I’ve done basic, easy hiking trails, but none as long or strenuous as the things we have planned. We’ll be hiking through the narrows, canyoning, exploring the breath taking scenery at Bryce Canyon and more. This will certainly be a different physical and mental challenge, but one I can’t wait to check off my bucket list.
September: Lake Travis in Austin. Heading here to celebrate a few birthdays while on the beautiful Lake Travis. Of the handful of times I’ve visited Austin, I’ve never experienced any of the recreational stuff on Lake Travis. Hoping for a boat party, some water sports like tubing or paddleboarding, and at least a scenic hike. Oh, can’t forget all the food. It’s a foodie city after all!
With all the trips ahead of me, don’t forget to follow my Snapchat (@deepfriedfit) to follow along. I also included a small round up of my favorite products I have to take with me everytime I travel. I definitely welcome your suggestions for your must-take items that make travel so much more pleasant. I’m all about working smarter, not harder.[Tweet “7 Must Have Travel Items.”]
Back Pack. I always bring a back pack to any trip. It functions as the perfect “personal item” on planes and beats having to lug around a purse with room to spare. I may have a small wristlet to carry my money, cards, ID, and insurance. I always bring a jacket, water bottle, and plenty of snacks!
Portable Battery: Guys… iPhone batteries suck. Having a portable one to charge my while I’m on the go is soo convenient and takes the anxiety of being in a strange place without access to your google maps. Plus, I have to capture all the moments!
Snacks: I hate spending money on airport food or just bad, overpriced food in general. I always carry snacks to fend off the hanger, save some money and attempt to make some healthy decisions while I’m traveling. I love taking protein bars like Premier Protein or Quest Bars and for savory snacks I love Krave Jerky or Epic cured meat bars. I’ve only recently been introduced to Krave and feel like I’ve been missing out. It’s definitely has more of a sweeter taste profile than a savory one. There are a ton of yummy flavors. My favorites would be the sea salt original, chile lime and lemon garlic. Oh, and can’t knock that turkey jerky. Stuff is delicious.
The @epicbar is my kind of protein bar! I love savory treats! It’s an uncured bacon bar with 15g of protein, 130 calories, 0 sugar, and 8 g fat. I grabbed this at @wholefoodsdfw and there’s also turkey and bison options ?. Next time, I’m cutting this up and putting it in an omelet. Yummyyy! #epicbar #protein #fitnessblogger #dallasblogger #fitfoodie
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Sunscreen: It’s a must. Fortunately, I don’t burn easily, but with all the outdoor activities I’m planning on doing, it’s a must. Nothing’s worse than suffering from an inconvenient burn and because skin cancer. Duh. I’m excited to use this new sunscreen my friend told me about. Coola is an organic and it doesn’t have that blah sunscreen smell. The scented guava mango smells like summer. I’m in love!
Underwear and toiletries: I read somewhere that it’s smart to carry an extra pair of clothes or at least underwear and some basic toiletries, like a toothbrush. In case you get stranded at the airport or have to stay somewhere and extra night without your main suitcase, it’s a nice luxury to be able to change out of old clothes.
Medicine: I always make it a point to bring some Advil, allergy medicine, my inhaler, and tummy medicine. No one wants to talk about tummy issues on the road, but when you’re out of your normal routine of foods, it can happen at the most sucky times. Better safe than sorry.
Sunnies: Can’t forget a good pair of sunnies to soak in the sun and prevent squinty faces in photos.