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Staying Inspired and Energized on Vacation + Mocktail Recipe!

July 30, 2018

This post is sponsored by Perrier® Carbonated Mineral Water, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

We’ve always been a traveling family; I am a firm believer in the value of experiences and like to put money toward trips first over other purchases. I am also a history and culture nut, which means relaxing beach vacations for me are very rare. I’d much rather be jumping on and off public transit in a foreign country with an open itinerary. While this approach is extremely fulfilling, it can leave us needing a long nap after returning from our exhaustive trips.

Our most recent adventure took us all over New England, on an exploration of history, culinary treats, and geography that we haven’t been able to enjoy fully until now. Our days were packed full of must-see attractions, some hiking, and plenty of history-filled areas. Each and every day was jammed to the brim in a new city with its own unique culture and feel. Some days we were ready to keep the momentum going into the evening in our hotel room, and some days necessitated a relaxing film and a calm night.

For either mood that we found ourselves in, our day-ending routine was to put together some Perrier-based “mocktails” that provided the perfect backdrop for whatever we were getting into the rest of the evening. Our hotel room quickly became our home base for strategic planning of the next day’s adventures. Now is a good time to admit my strange obsession with hotels. My trips are centered around hotel rooms that will provide me with the most pure happiness (great views, cool decor, unique amenities or services, they all do the trick).

I’ve been craving some energizing citrus flavors lately, so for this trip I threw together a recipe that quickly became our go-to for keeping our already long days going into the evening in our cozy room. An important note: I’ve been trying all of the new Perrier Flavors, which helped inspire my latest energizing recipe – which also works as a great morning wake-up drink to get the ball rolling that day.

The Room Service Spritzer

4 oz orange juice
4 oz pineapple juice
4 oz Perrier L’Orange

Mix together over ice and garnish with an orange peel.

We also brought Perrier Watermelon and Perrier Peach along for more variety and to keep in the car during our adventures as well. Each of the Perrier Flavors provides a unique flavor twist on top of the classic and refreshing Perrier beverage. 

Do you have any regular routines to stay energized and inspired when you go out of town?

Sarabeth, The February Fox

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