The Westin Maui Resort & Spa Introduces New Wellness Program 

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa recently announced a new program, allowing guests to participate in thoughtfully-designed ocean adventures with paddle boarders, boat captains, canoe racers, and others who want to share their respect for the water and passion for the environment with travelers, while giving back to the local community.  These watermen and women will also lead guests to learn about the national marine sanctuary fronting Ka’anapali Beach and the importance of “malama aina” (“protecting the land”) through the beach clean-up activity as the sun rises above the majestic Mauna Kahalawai (West Maui Mountains). [Read more…]

Travel Fitness: Austin, Texas

After traveling all day from Washington, DC we had a choice to check emails for a few hours or go outside and enjoy the sun around Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas  before our plant-based media dinner. Well, if you know Fit Fathers then you know we chose the latter for 3 miles while absorbing Vitamin D and vibing with fellow runners. Now we’re energized, refreshed and burned 450 calories. Fyi, the emails aren’t going anywhere. Continue to make life enhancing choices people. Your body and mind deserves it.

 

 

Jungle Jack Hanna Returns To Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

 Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on May 27 and May 28 for wild animal shows, autograph signings, special meet-and-greets, and more! The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows in Stanleyville Theater at 12, 2 and 4 p.m.  All shows are included with any annual pass, Fun Card or paid admission.

NEW! Jack Hanna Brunch
Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m.
Enjoy a delicious meal sure to satisfy all ages while making unforgettable memories with a special meet and greet with “Jungle Jack” Hanna. Each brunch reservation also includes priority seating to the Jack Hanna show at 12 p.m. located at the Stanleyville Theater. The brunch is $36 for adults and $18 for children (ages 3-9), infants are free and discounts are available for Pass Members.

 Jack Hanna VIP Experience
Meet “Jungle Jack” Hanna himself and get up-close to some of his favorite animal ambassadors. This exclusive VIP experience includes a private meet-and-greet, commemorative photo, a personalized autograph and reserved seating for the Jack Hanna show. The Jack Hanna VIP Experience is $29.99 per person, with Pass Member discounts available.

Serengeti Night Safari featuring Jack Hanna
Saturday, May 27, 8:30 p.m.

Join wildlife extraordinaire, Jack Hanna, on a moonlit adventure during a Serengeti night Safari. The 2.5-hour experience includes an up-close look at the nocturnal behaviors of hippos, lions and hyenas. It continues with a guided safari expedition across Busch Gardens’ 65-acre Serengeti Plain to view exotic African animals. Finish the night as you gather around a roaring fire, where “Jungle Jack” himself will share tales of his real-life African adventures. This experience is $119 per person with Pass Member discounts available.

Jack Hanna Family of Fun Sleepover
Saturday, May 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Guests will spend the night at Busch Gardens in one of the park’s secure on-site venues and enjoy a night of family fun, interactive activities and an animal adventure hosted by Jack Hanna. Dinner, a continental breakfast and commemorative gifts are also included. The sleepover is designed for families with children in grade 3 or higher; the cost is $78 per person, with discounts available for Pass Members. Busch Gardens admission is not required or included. Registration is required.

Hanna’s hands-on approach has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, author, television personality and lifelong adventurer. He is best known as the star of the Emmy®Award-winning television series “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild,” where audiences are invited to join him on expeditions around the globe.

 

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INFINITI Hoops Experience at the 2018 NCAA Final Four Weekend in San Antonio

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

The epic weekend began when I Landed to San Antonio, TX to immaculately warm weather and the pompous and striking 2018 INFINITI QX80 full-size luxury SUV which escorted me in style to the famed Alamodome for the hoops excitement and action. By now you know that the Villanova Wildcats manhandled the Kansas Jayhawks and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers fell to the Michigan Wolverines after a 20-point swing in the second half. However, we can’t forget about our Hardwood Heroes, two teams of cancer survivors, who competed against one another to increase cancer awareness amongst the basketball community. [Read more…]

Eating Soulfully at Cafe Ono in Kona, Hawaii

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

For three days we zipped around the Big Island of Kona, Hawaii trekking to gardens, national parks, volcano sites, healthy eats and lava attractions. We admired the natives and their beautiful lives while they ogled in reply. Fun, energetic places make you want to engage in fun active routines such as the set of reverse dips I completed on the hitched Thule rack carrying our Specialized road bike while admiring the all-mighty Pacific during lunch break. But it was the food that really set the tone of our Hawaiian vacation.   [Read more…]

5th Annual Nomadic Journey: Life Rediscovery in Vietnam

The perseverance of the Vietnamese people is unwavering, their spirituality is deep, they are hyper active in terms of fitness, and the plant-based foods they consume are pure and divine. This is why I chose a week-long mountain biking tour with Cambodia Cycling to rediscover life while riding from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to Vung Tau beach city. Continue to travel wide my friends and never rest on your laurels.

After a 22-hour flight from Washington, DC the plan was detailed but exciting. Once breakfast was complete we transferred out of the bustling city Ho Chi Minh to Tan Phu Trung village then rode through the rubber tree plantation to the Cu Chi Tunnels which were dug by Vietnamese during the American War. Next we pedaled from Tan Thanh to Ngai Giao then to Xuyen Moc and Binh Chau Hot Springs to have mud baths. Afterwards the team cycled along the coast to Long Hai in route to Vung Tau Beach City. The last leg had us continuing along the coast while finishing with a climb up to Nho Mountain to enjoy the sea view from inside the arm of the famous Jesus Statue. For more info on riding in East Asia visit http://www.cambodiacycling.com/. [Read more…]

WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studios introduces TRX Suspension Trainers to Create Custom Workouts for Travelers

Renowned Hospitality Brand Lengthens its Lead in Well-being with 250 Run Concierges Worldwide, Now Enhancing Group Runs with Custom TRX Pre-Run Workout

Westin Hotels & Resorts together with TRX announce a partnership that brings the global leaders in functional training and fitness equipment to more than 200 WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studios around the world. In addition to putting fitness at guests’ fingertips with curated content in the new TRX App, both brands have created a custom pre-run workout, allowing Westin Run Concierges to enhance group runs and leverage TRX equipment — including TRX Suspension Trainers and Functional Training Tools — available in the hotels. [Read more…]

Vegan Travel: Broccoli Revolution in Bangkok, Thailand

Oh wow. If you ever make it to Bangkok please go to the most amazing Vegan Restaurant I have ever visited. And I’ve eaten at more than 200 places globally. Not only is the food out of this world, organic and natural, but the eclectic vibe is energizing and features live new artists. After eating noodles all week in Vietnam I was telling my fellow Fit Father Horace Ward that when we get to Thailand I’m going searching for a burger! But a quinoa, broccoli burger on a black whole grain bun found me first. Yep, Broccoli Revolution should definitely go on your plant-based bucket list. [Read more…]

8 Californian Fitness Vacations

Fitness on the road helps maintain your goals and new lifestyle achievements. Now is the time to jump-start the new plan. But this time, perhaps you can better match your goals with your preferred form of exercise, whether that’s an immersion experience, golf-based fitness, or trekking across the countryside. These eight fitness vacations, listed from north to south, offer a chance to detox, toughen up, and unwind in beautiful destinations across California. [Read more…]

Muay Thai Boxing Training in Bangkok

In Bangkok, Thailand we had to complete the “5th Annual Nomadic Journey” with a bang (no, not partying) at Krudam Gym for a session of Muay Thai with some of the city’s finest instructors. We have much more respect for these boxers after learning just a small fraction of the trade and then watching an actual match later that night. Now only if we can emulate their kick speeds which seem faster than their jabs. Impressive!

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