Are you a “gadget” girl? We are! Whenever a new gadget is announced in the news or in a tech blog, we take notice. We just can’t help ourselves – we love ourselves some nifty tech!

There have been a lot of standout gadgets this year, but here are ten of our favorites, in no particular order: (more…)

10 travel destinations

There are so many places in the world that are worth visiting that it was hard to narrow it down to just ten of our favorites. We’ll probably have to create a second – or third or fifteenth – list of go-to travel destinations at some point here on the blog!

Until then, without further ado, here are our current favorite destinations: (more…)

build muscle to lose fat

There’s been a rumor going around for a few years that women love to buy into: Cardio is what makes you sexy, and weightlifting makes you bulky.

Wrong!

Cardio is fantastic for keeping you healthy, but lifting weights increases your sexiness exponentially. Not only will you not look “bulky,” you’ll actually lose unwanted (fat) weight.

According to Gino Caccavale, Founder of Muscle in Motion:

“While cardio burns more calories than resistance training during your workout, lifting weights torches more fat overall. In a study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, women who completed an hour-long strength-training workout burned an average of 100 more calories in the 24 hours afterward than those who skipped the weights. The more muscle owned, the more fat burned.”

Let’s take a look at that last statement for a moment…

“The more muscle owned, the more fat burned.” SO true! (more…)

Here at FabFitTravel, we believe nothing should get in the way of having your next big adventure! We encourage women of all ages and fitness levels to exercise, eat well, and live life to the fullest.

However, we also realize that sometimes that’s easier said than done.

For those of us who are obese – or even just slightly “overweight” – starting an exercise program can seem like a near-impossible task! Typical fitness regimens just don’t jive with our body types…

For instance, if you’re overweight, jogging can do more harm than good. It can really mess up your joints! And that’s just no good.

So what do you do if you want to get fit…?

Below are five great exercises to start you on your path to fitness, no matter what your weight is now. (more…)

health benefits of female friendships

A lot of us here at FabFitTravel started out as “Guys’ Girls.” We preferred male companionship and were wary of having female friends. Being around women felt akin to being locked in a cage with tigers – they were beautiful, but felt potentially dangerous.

Our plight was not uncommon. A lot of women feel distrustful of other women – of how they might judge you or betray you. There are plenty of movies and television shows available that show the worst side of women, that glorify their (ahem) “b-word” aspects.

However, as we grew older, we started bonding with women more and more. To the point that we created an entire business on the value of female companionship – of all the wonderful adventures that could be shared with our fellow women!

The truth is: YOU are one of those beautiful tigers that you’re so afraid of. And it’s time to join your “streak” (that’s what a group of tigers is called – fun fact of the day!). Not only are fellow women nothing to be afraid of, there are a lot of health benefits to nurturing female friendships.

Here are four of our favorite benefits: (more…)