Wherever you are, you’re bound to come across open spaces where you can exercise with the locals or try an exciting sport.
If you’re near a beach, for instance, look for zones that have been sectioned off for a game of Frisbee or beach volleyball. You can also try hiking along a popular hiking trail or rent bicycles for the family and cycle together through a nearby park.
Where to go: Cycle through Paris with an English-speaking guide with Bike About Tours or schedule a family day out at SuperPark Hong Kong, an indoor venue offering activities like wall climbing, bowling, skating and trampolining.
7. Stretch out on long rides
Being stuck in your transport for an extended period of time is not good for your muscles and blood circulation. Every 30 minutes or so, remember to stretch in your seat and rotate your neck, shoulders and ankles to help ease any muscle discomfort and get a quick boost of energy.
If you’re on a plane or train, make the most of your bathroom visits by taking a quick jaunt around the cabin before returning to your seat.
8. Pack along healthy snacks
Long journeys tend to leave one peckish. To stave off hunger pangs, get everyone in the family to select and pack their own healthy titbits, like nuts, naturally sweetened cereal bars, dried fruit or rice crackers.
You can buy them at local markets too, where large selections of natural and organic foods are commonly sold. That way, you won’t have to resort to buying heavily processed snacks and sweets between meals or be caught off-guard if you get stuck on transport for hours.
9. Remember to destress and relax – it’s a holiday after all!