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4th of July Festivities in Atlanta, GA

This 4th of July weekend in Atlanta, GA promises to be a good one with the following festivities:

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Check out all of the other fun activities going on in the Atlanta Metro Area this summer.

We hope everyone has a very safe and fun 4th of July weekend! 🙂

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5 Tips to Staying Fit While Traveling for Business or Pleasure

It’s important to stay healthy and active even when we are away on a vacation or while traveling for business. An article published by the Huffington Post shares some insights and tips on how this can be done.

WalkJogRun This awesome app, MapMyRun, allows you to plan your running route based on sites you wish to see in your new city. It will also keep track of the miles you have run, the calories you have burned, and the attractions you have seen! Another running app, WalkJogRun, is based on GPS data and also allows you to log all of your training data which can be shared with others.

LoseIt If you want to watch what you eat while you are on your vacation or business trip, two great apps, MyFitnessPal and LoseIt, will help you keep track of your calorie intake and calories burned.

BodyWeightWorkout Three apps that will help you get motivated when there is no exercise equipment at your disposal are: Body Weight Workout, Fitness Trainer HD, and Plank Exercise Workout.

Spinlister Not a big fan of running? Many cities have bikes for rent and Spinlister is a site designed to help you find a bike near you.

Fitbit You can purchase a FitBit device before your trip which will help you “track your fitness day and night” and will help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.

There are many ways to stay active even while on vacation or traveling for business. We hope that these apps will help you find your fitness motivation while you are away, but if not, that’s okay too. After all, aren’t vacations meant for relaxation? 🙂

The Best Advice for Traveling with Your Kids This Summer

According to a recent article on the Better Health Channel, there are several different things that can be done to make your life so much easier while you are traveling with your children. Hopefully the below tips with help in your preparations prior to taking your trip.

  • Try to book accommodations with at least 2 bedrooms so that your kids can sleep separately from you. Try renting a home used as a vacation rental that allow for shorter term stays or a fully furnished rental in your destination city.
  • If traveling with a baby or toddler, you should think about renting all of your necessary furniture items such as a crib when you get there so you won’t have to lug these items with you. Also, rental car companies offer car seats for an additional fee. Be sure to bring along plenty of diapers and wipes with you as well.
  • If you are traveling with older kids, make the trip the most fun for them by including them in the travel planning prior to your vacations and also try to balance out your daily activities with adult and kid friendly activities.
  • A travel journal or notebook for each kid will be a great way to have them document their vacation experience and will allow them to look back at these fond memories at a later date. This is especially useful when traveling abroad.
  • Be sure to bring along plenty of toys for each child and plan fun games that can be done while traveling to keep your little ones happy and entertained.
  • Bring plenty of drinks and snacks along to your destinations because a hungry child is a fussy child.
  • Bring a travel first aid kit with you as well as any medications that might be needed such as Tylenol.
  • If traveling abroad, be sure that your kids get all of the appropriate vaccinations in advance and also be sure each child has a valid, up to date passport. Do both of these things at least 6 months prior to travel as passports can take a while to arrive and multiple doses of certain vaccines are required.

We hope that all of your travels this summer are fun for the whole family and will be remembered for years to come. 🙂

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If You are in Atlanta, Pop Over to the DeKalb Farmers Market!

For those traveling “to” or “through” Atlanta, the DeKalb Farmers Market is one place you must experience at least once. Starting from humble beginnings, this market is now 140,000 square feet of all kinds of world class food and drinks!

A great place to browse international produce, meats, and spices, either for a dish of your own or to experiment. If you are not as adventurous as to make or create a unique dish, then stop at their onsite café to eat lunch or dinner and experience something different. Their mission is one that can be learned and embraced by everyone…

“No matter how technologically advanced we become, we cannot escape our fundamental relationships with food and each other. The possibility of these relationships is the world market. In this context, the world works for everyone free of scarcity and suffering.”

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Come check out this market over the weekend if you are visiting Atlanta or if you live in Atlanta as it is a great place to meet and eat! 🙂

If you are in need of fully furnished housing while you are staying in Atlanta, we are the local provider and can help you find the perfect home away from home. 🙂