One thing I love about serious traveling is that despite the amount of food/drink consumed, I never gain weight. Why? It’s the walking. So. Much. Walking.

Since February, I’ve been using the Fitbit Force to keep track of my activity. Normally, I manage to get my 10,000 step goal in about 75% of the time, mostly by utilizing a treadmill desk and twice weekly visits to the gym. But during our vacation to Peru, that number increased drastically.

Here’s a glimpse at my Fitbit dashboard for the week we were away:

Fitbit Screenshot


As you can see above, my weekly total for May 4-10 is 73,148 steps. During a normal week, I average between 55,000 and 65,000 steps.

Breaking down the numbers for the entire trip (May 1 – May 9):

Total Steps Taken: 102,083

Total Floors Climbed: 398

Total Miles Walked: 42.55 miles

Total Calories Burned: 21,828

The day we went to Machu Picchu was my most active by far. I took 18,318 steps that day and climbed over 200 floors. I don’t know, maybe that has something to do with the fact that I climbed this?

Waynu Picchu

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