Every time they unshackle you from the dark cave (er, cubicle), you run up a mountain and back. Or maybe you jog at a slow pace. Or wade into tropical waters. Point is, you love a vacation that gets your blood pumping. We’ve picked a few — the exertion level’s up to you.
Fly-fishing is an easy, breezy weekend away at The Lodge at Vail. You’re welcomed with a bottle of Scotch before heading off on a guided, half-day fishing excursion on the Colorado River. Or take a 180 from the daily grind with pioneer living on a covered-wagon tour through Wyoming. You’ll get the works: wagon circles, campfires, and sleeping under the stars.
Just Break a Sweat
Craving heavier lifting? A camel-back trek through Northern India is sixteen days of enchanting sites, adventure, and plenty of camel spit. For something zippier, head to Sonoma for a speed-and-spa combo — three days of race car driving followed by massages and wine tasting. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah.
Eat your heart out, then pedal it off with a chef-led bike tour through Provence, Burgundy, or Umbria. It’s a lesson in binging and purging (the good kind). At Amansala Bikini Boot Camp in Tulum, Mexico, you’ll sink and swim through six days of kayaking, yoga, beachside massage, and tribal drum lessons.
The mere thought of it makes the cubicle look brighter already.