We love it when cities dedicate entire months to athletic-minded campaigns.
Not to be outdone by Chicago, San Diego, and Portland, June 1st marks Vancouver BC's month-long two wheel celebration! Bike month offers over 60 fun and educational events throughout the region including group rides, children's safety workshops, films, bikeway grand openings, and festivals.
The BEST site states it best, "Bike Month is your chance to discover quiet, safe, beautiful routes for excursions or everyday trips.
I'm a healthy eater. As a co-founder of this site, I better be, right? Since I've been practicing what we preach for several years, I no longer need to analyze the dietary content on food labels. I know what's good for me, and the junk that isn't (e.g., doughnuts, bacon, french fries, etc.) I avoid like a cyclist avoids glass on the road.
I remember posting about a trip to Vegas where I stayed at the boutique TheHotel at Mandalay Bay. One of my gripes was not having an in-room coffeemaker--especially since getting some hot water from room service was a bit of an ordeal.
Anyway, a couple of the AMT editors mocked me for being so persnickety, especially since my expenses (e.g. room service) were being covered.
We are really excited to "go live" with content on Vancouver, BC. It's one of those cities that everyone should have on their short list to visit. Even better if you're "compelled" to go there for business--if you can, make it a long weekend and enjoy some of this city's offerings.
Stanley Park is one of the most beautiful urban parks in the world and gives NYC's Central Park a run for its money. The Vancouver Aquatic Centre and Kitsilano Pool will make lap swimmers do flip turns. The restaurant scene is amazingly diverse due to the broad cultural diversity of Vancouver's population.
Not long ago, I wrote about an unfortunate incident involving a young, talented and very passionate soccer player. Well, the results are in and it's a happy ending!
I received this email a few hours ago. It's from Rocket's mom, Robin:
She made it!!!!! It was very tight and very competitive and right now I think Rocket is the luckiest girl in the world - at the end it was between her and five other girls for two spots on the top team and she got in.
Yes, it's now official, travelers to the Windy City will no longer find Goose/Duck liver on the menus of their favorite snooty dining establishment. Darn!
We would give kudos to the Chicago city council for passing this edible edict if their basis for the ban had something to do with encouraging healthier eating--afterall, foie gras is comprised of 80% fat.
When we travel for leisure, we make every effort to take a leisurely pace. We avoid looking at our watches and try not to get annoyed by slow elevator rides, snarled traffic, and languid service. We don?t mind roosting in remote locations.
But when it?s business that takes us away from home, all the above goes out the window. The pace is fast, the itinerary set, and typically minutes matter. Often where we stay is dictated by external factors?company policies, customer location, personal budget, and/or room availability.
If your same 30 to 60 minute jogging route is becoming somewhat mundane, try spicing up your run workout with a few of these popular drills and workouts:
Start with a slight incline (3 to 4 degrees) and progress to moderately steeper hills after a few weeks. If you live in the flatlands of the Midwest and the only ?hill? is a highway off ramp, this workout can be performed on a treadmill with an incline setting. Assuming your run up lasts for about a minute, repeat the ascent 6 times the first week and add a repeat each week, so after a month you?re doing 10.