On The Road: My Four Favorite Hotel Things

Currently my husband and I are in the middle of a two week work road trip. I’ve come to appreciate the things I love about staying at a hotel.

Don’t get me wrong, there are inevitably hiccups on the road. And only being places for a day or two makes for a lot of driving. But if you do it right, there are some things you can easily control.

Staying healthy and active on the road is one. A little prep work goes a long way and is worth it.  Enjoying amenities you don’t have at home is a plus too. We don’t have cable so hotel TV is one of our favorite night in activities.

Setting the temperature to very cold degree therefore lulling you into a deep sleep is another guilty pleasure on the road. These are my favorite things.

The Fitness CenterIMG_20170531_122229

I love a hotel gym. I remind myself of the boy I used to nanny for who would always want to go to a, “New park, new park!” There’s nothing I enjoy more than visiting the (new to me) hotel gym and getting in a solid workout.

No hotel gym? Make that work too. Walks to explore and get out and about are awesome and top my list. I also do circuits, stairs, run/walks, yoga, body weight workouts, and more. Want examples? Watch for on the road workouts to come!

Hotel TV

When Happy Hour is your go to for a “night out,” it’s fun to enjoy some TV time in your room. Well it doesn’t bother us to be cable-free at our place, catching up on Bar Rescue or finding old reruns of Modern Family makes for some great TV.


It’s better to sleep in a cold temperature. Not only does it help your body regulate your internal temperature but it helps you sleep more deeply too. As a south FL resident, our place is kept at 77 during the day and around 75 at night. When I’m in a hotel, it’s whatever is comfortable during the day and 65 a night. Sleep tight, Zzzzzzzz.

IMG_20170602_081836Freshly Prepared Breakfast

I love a good hotel breakfast. Continental breakfast or hot, there are lots of healthy, filling options. Sometimes you even luck out with made-to-order omelettes.

It’s easy to make good choices that are not only healthful but delicious. To see the best way to eat well, watch for hotel breakfast and eating well anywhere articles.

I have traveled for work (and pleasure) in the past and am excited to share tips and tricks to being your healthiest you! With just a little prep and a yearning to feel great, incorporate these ideas to see how easy it is.

Watch for informational articles to come and until then, have a happy and healthy Friday!



Emily Rokke

Wife, Wellness Lover, Health Through Food and Movement, Stronger than Psoriasis

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