15 Fit Trips You Should Take This New Year

With the arrival of 2017, many will make resolutions to get fit or take a trip


The majority of people in the U.S. are using only 77 percent of their paid time off. Use of vacation days is at the lowest point in four decades. More than 222 million such days remained unredeemed in 2015, according to the U.S. Travel Association.[slideshow:97480]

Doing your best to reverse the trend should be your primary resolution for 2017. The dollar is strong, which means you can get a lot of bang for your buck whether you go to Europe, Africa or Asia.

The adventure of seeing a new place, meeting new people, and trying new food are always alluring ideas. Getting fit at the same time is a dream come true.

Snorkel in the clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand; go mountain biking down the most dangerous road in the world; and go on a surfing trip to one of the coolest surf cities in the world, at one of the best surf schools.

You can follow a more unconventional path and explore one of the largest and most complex ecosystems in the world on foot or on a boat or you can climb the world’s highest volcano. Don’t think that a ranch retreat is going to be all spas and horseback riding; there is plenty of hiking and rock climbing to be done.

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