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Fun and Fit: Why Active Travel Is the Best


There are so many types of vacations: cruises, solo trips, sightseeing adventures, fitness retreats, beach vacations, and more. Many people have stark preferences for what kind of getaway they desire when they begin planning. For example, one person might want to lounge on the beach and truly relax, while someone else might want to see as much of the world as they can in a week. Here at ACE Adventure Resort, our favorite is active travel, so let us give you a few reasons why it’s a great option for a potential vacation. When choosing us as your host, you’ll get your heart pumping thanks to our various amenities and adventures. 

  • Great outdoor adventures often accompany beautiful scenery. As Forbes says, many times, the most beautiful landscapes go hand in hand with outdoor adventures. After all, why would you make the trek to an average locale with sub-par views when you can hike, climb, or bike in a breathtaking region? The New River Gorge will astonish you on all of your adventures. 
  • Active travel means more exercise. Unless you’re explicitly booking an active travel vacation, it’s easy to fall out of your usual workout routine. Perhaps it’s because you don’t have access to your routine fitness class, or you’re justifying a break from your grueling gym sessions during your time off. Either way, it’s always good to get in some extra calorie burning if you can, especially because many people accidentally overeat on vacation. Another motivator? By breaking a sweat, you’ll also release endorphins that will help you forget about those daily stressors at work. 
  • Perhaps, discover a new hobby. Depending on how adventurous you are with fitness at home, many of the activities here at ACE might be your first time. For example, you might not have access to stand-up paddleboarding, rock climbing, or mountain biking where you are from. By trying something new, you just might find something that you’ll continue to do regularly at home. 
  • Go home with a sense of accomplishment. Maybe you braved your fear of heights by signing up for a zipline tour. Or, you were able to climb higher than you’ve ever climbed before on a rock scramble. No matter how you do it, it’s always great to push yourself above and beyond your comfort zone. You’ll come home from your trip with a sense of pride and confidence that you didn’t have when you left. 

West Virginia Family Vacations 

If your children are with you on your active travels, you’ll be able to appropriately direct their unending energy toward activities that you’ll be excited about, too. When you’re looking for active travel opportunities, we are one of the best adventure destinations to visit, with more than 10 different activities to take advantage of. For more information about what you can do at ACE Adventure Resort, visit our website or give us a call at 800-787-3982.

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