Photo by Caitlin Covington

Vacations are a great chance to unwind, see the sites, and… get fit? When checking out the world’s great treasures, forgo the group bus tour (and the annoying throngs of fellow tourists) and put those walking shoes to good use! Walking is a better way to familiarize yourself with a new city’s geography and culture while fitting in some exercise along the way. Just remember to travel in pairs, and check to make sure those walking hotspots are tourist-friendly (and safe) before lacing up.

The Takeaway: Hit the pavement (and skip the bus tours) for a fitter summer vacation.

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