what are some tips for cleaning triathlete gear and luggage
in Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

8 Tips for Spring Cleaning for Travelers

Spring cleaning for travelers means something different in the age of the Coronavirus! Cleaning your luggage and travel accessories becomes mandatory! This year, even the idea of traveling has many generally calm people feeling anxious, worried and downright scared. FYI:  The virus can live on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This varies under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity…

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what are some not to be missed sites on south island in new zealand
in International, Ironman, Ironman 70.3, The Races

South Island New Zealand Attractions Perfect for Triathletes

I recently checked off the one place in this world I’ve always wanted to visit…New Zealand. I’m not quite sure why, but I’ve had this notion that I simply had to see it AND go bungie jumping. I’ve even gone so far as to suggest my husband do a triathlon there. So, you know I was desperate to visit… If you are fortunate enough to…

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is sarasota county florida a good vacation spot for the sports loving family
in Home, North America

Sarasota County Florida: Vacation Haven For The Sports Loving Family

Florida is one of our favorite places to visit, race, and train, especially the Gulf Coast. We have found that the beaches are amazing, the food clean and delicious, and that there’s plenty to do for the active sports’ family. Yes, there are the beaches and amazing cultural activities, but beyond that, Dana ZuckerI am a home cook that does things my way. In my…

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does san francisco make an affordable city getaway with a triathlete post race season
in Home

6 Affordable City Getaways To Recover From Race Season

Vacationing with a triathlete may sound like a cruel joke. Why? Well, there are two main issues that get in the way – training/race season and budgets. But, these issues make it even more imperative that you get affordable city getaways to recover from race season. If your triathlete is anything like ours, the off-season is very short so working in a trip can be…

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sailing the BVI
in Home, North America, Triathlon

Cyber Monday Travel Deals Fit For The Triathlon Lifestyle

Travel and triathlons go hand in hand, whether it is to train, to race, or to escape. And, we know all too well that with the cost of a triathlon lifestyle, saving money on travel is a huge plus. So, we searched for some of our favorite Cyber Monday travel deals fit for the triathlon lifestyle and are happy to share what we found. British…

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ironman 70.3 california
in Home, Kids in Tow, Triathlon


Okay, I’ll be the first to admit it. It can be difficult traveling to triathlons. Throw kids in tow into the mix and it makes it even tougher when you’re traveling to the races. Picking the location, making sure you’ve packed everything EVERYONE needs, traveling with a bike, packing up the car or flying, getting that right-sized rental car, unpacking at the hotel, being left…

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sailing the BVI
in Home, Life with a Triathlete


We recently spent 9 days with another couple, 7 of which were on a sailboat. We had no idea what to expect going in. While we’ve known each other for quite a few years, we’ve never spent any serious time together. And, what made this trip even more interesting and a huge question mark was that both husbands are triathletes who would be trapped on…

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in Home, International, Lessons Learned

You Too Can Become the Ideal Traveler With a Little Effort

Have you ever paid attention to how people behave when they travel? Really behave… During a recent vacation, I decided to watch my fellow travelers for just this reason and not all of it was pretty. In fact, some of it was down right ugly. I watched at the airport, on the plane, at the reception desk at the hotel, on the beach, at the…

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san juan island kayaking
in Home, Life with a Triathlete


In the space of a month, David and I have had two non-triathlon getaways. Since it had been years when absolutely no training would be involved and all gear would be left at home, I wasn’t quite sure how we would handle this new found time together. But, we did and survived totally unscathed and argument free. Want to know our secret? The unspoken expectation…

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