Fighting Vacation Temptation

Last month marked my 1 year wedding anniversary. We celebrated by taking a trip to Napa Valley, California with a group of friends. The trip was one of those “bucket list” experiences I will never forget, but the time leading up to the trip made me think carefully about how traveling can really de-rail healthy habits.

I left for the trip during a stretch of clean eating and devoted kettlebell workouts. I could feel my body changing and my habits starting to form. I liked what was happening, but I know myself all too well: would my healthy habits survive a trip full of amazing dinners, wineries and late nights?

I wrote more about my trip and the experience here and put together “3 common travel slip-ups” to avoid. Hopefully the post will help you maintain good energy (and healthy habits) no matter where your travels take you!

And in the meantime, here are some photos from our trip!


Nicole Emerick

Nicole Emerick founded Ms. Career Girl in 2008 to help other ambitious young professional women thrive in a career they love. Ironically, growing MsCareerGirl helped Nicole transition her own career from commercial banker to digital marketer. Today Nicole leads the social media team at a large advertising agency in Chicago. Nicole also served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University where she helped develop the careers of PR, Advertising and Communications students. Tweet with Nicole @_NicoleEmerick.