How To Stay Fit As A Traveling Food Writer

By Krista,

Being a culinary travel writer is a dream gig for sure. But maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle while being constantly on the go is a real challenge.

I’ve been an athlete my entire life, and really find it critical to plan ahead to make sure that I’m keeping myself  in good health while on the road. It’s not easy. Especially since I wrestled with body image issues (like many women, and men for that matter!) during my teenage and young adult years.

Fitness professional and trainer Rob Dionne invited me onto his Open Sky podcast to talk about this and other things earlier this week. It was a real treat to share some candid insight as to how to implement a whole, healthy lifestyle while being a career woman on the go.

You can listen to the podcast below. And be sure to check out their other amazing interviews on the Open Sky Fitness site here.

Why yes, I DID clear an "Alaskan beer bong" made of giant kelp! And chased it with cold fried chicken, thankyouverymuch. Check out my travelogue on my first time King Salmon fishing in Alaska at the link in my profile. #CNTshorties #firsts
Wish I could have these beautiful baguettes from @oddfellowscafe delivered down south. (Oh, and @mkretovics too.)
The cutest little lighthouse on Vashon Island.
Was bowled over once more by all the creative uses of PNW produce this weekend, namely the many iterations of rhubarb. Bread and butter pickled! Rose candied! Butter cream frosting! With vanilla as shrub! There wasn't a roasted cauliflower or brussels sprout in sight. If this is what cooks here can do in shoulder season, I can't WAIT to see what summer has in store. #pnwonderland
Was wowed by dinner here last week, and brunch today (including this lovely arrangement of pickles) was also BEYOND incredible. Had an amazing meal at the new Upper Bar Ferdinand this weekend, too. No joke Matt Dillon and his team are cooking some of the best, most thoughtful food I've had in the US not just this year, but period. End of story.
From the colorful Craftsmans and quaint growers market to the pint-sized lighthouse, everything about Vashon Island is almost too cute to handle. Such a wonderful bohemian island just a short ferry ride from the throws of Seattle. Def a PNW must-see! Check out my Snapchat story over @travelandleisure for more!
OK Seattle, I'm pickin up what you're throwin down. I could definitely get used to this. #pnwonderland #pnw #visitseattle
All of the lights, all of the lights.
There's a darling old school soda jerk inside the carousel at the Santa Monica Pier that serves phosphorous, banana splits, soda creams, and malted Fosselmans shakes like this one! I've had a blast partnering with @skyscanner @theexpate this week exploring Santa Monica and learning new bits about my city, and can't wait to do it again. #seesantamonica #letsgoeverywhere #basecretstreets #letmeeatcake
Wouldn't mind living here one bit, no siree. Have really been enjoying exploring Santa Monica this week with @skyscanner @theexpate and am so stoked for our live Periscope tomorrow am at 10. Be sure to tune in!
Time for one of my fave sweet treats in Santa Monica! Who's comin with me to @huckcafe? #seesantamonica
There's nothing more soothing than the sound of the sea and a gentle breeze blowing through the palm trees. @skyscanner @seesantamonica @british_airways @theexpate #seesantamonica
Being in Santa Monica always makes me feel like I'm a kid again! It's really a playground for adults too, and I'm so excited to share the sights and bites from the city with @skyscanner @british_airways @seesantamonica @theexpate this week. #seesantamonica #bacitysecrets #whponthego

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