Maintaining a fitness regimen while traveling is difficult at best, and frequently impossible. It takes planning and strong motivation to stay on track when traveling long term, and it seems there’s always a good excuse to skip the exercise that day. This is where Terri, my hotel guru comes in.
This is the Cascada (waterfall) which is one of the many sights in the Parc de la Ciutadella, in Barcelona, Spain. Josep Fontsère, assisted by a student, Antoni Gaudi, designed the fountain in 1888 for the Universal Exhibition.
And thanks to Terri’s research and planning, the park was directly across the street from our hotel.
One of my strategies is to reserve a hotel close to a park. It’s not always possible, but when Terri can make it happen, she does.
In addition to being a pleasant place to exercise, relax, and picnic, this park was a dandy place to people-watch.
And every morning as I jogged by this glittering sculpture, the Quadriga de l’Aurora, I would hum the theme music from Chariots of Fire.
At that point, nothing could’ve been more motivational.
If you enjoyed this post, you might also like others in our Barcelona Series:
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Palace of Catalan Music: Distinctly Barcelona
Barcelona is Foodie Heaven
I Say Gaudi …You Say Gaudy
I’ll Take Barcelona Odds and Ends for 500 Alex!
Lasting Impressions: Barcelona
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