Fitness

  1. Forget the Beach: The Top 5 European Winter Sports Destinations

    Some of us dream of a tropical getaway when the thermometer dips into the freezing zone. However, for the winter sports lovers among us, nothing beats packing up your gear and heading to the slopes for some downhill fun. Across Europe you’ll find resorts and mountains catering to your ski or snowboarding bug, but choosing the perfect destination for your winter vacation can be a challenge. Each resort has its own unique flavor and highlights. Which one is right...

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  2. On the Front Line in Rio de Janerio

    The closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England ushered in a samba-infused carnival of pageantry, music and color that would mark the official start of the global anticipation that has been building up the last four years and is finally upon us; the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The first for the country, and for the continent of South America in general, has travelers and sports fanatics alike hoping to immerse themselves in...

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  3. Best Places and Races for Runners to Visit

    There are few sports that allow you to exercise and see the world at the same time. But, running features that unique perk – you can lace up and get your legs moving while sightseeing in a way traditional tours can’t offer. Whether it’s just a trip to a particular city or a race you’re in search of, here are some of the best places and races for runners. South Africa In June, runners can take part in the...

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  4. Surfboard Yoga and Other Cool Fitness Crazes Around the World

    Staying fit is easier said than done, especially when you’re traveling. It’s no wonder people are constantly seeking new workout routines and fitness-related activities. Each year, new fitness crazes pop up all over the world in hopes of motivating and invigorating. If they catch on, they can become a worldwide phenomenon—just like jazzercise, Tae Bo and Zumba, to name a few. Soon we may be seeking out some of these budding fitness crazes in favor of that starting-to-get-boring CrossFit...

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  5. Top Surfing Destinations

    Some vacationers like to sit under a palapa gazing at a beautiful beach, while others prefer to step off the dry sand and shred some gnarly waves. If you fit into the second group, these surfing destinations will get your heart pumping while still giving you the opportunity to take in natural beauty. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa Jeffreys Bay’s slogan is “Home of the best right hand surf break in the world.” This spot was made famous by the...

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  6. Best Places to Go Running

    Written by: Monica Montesa

      The bland (or mirrored) interior walls of your local gym are far from the idyllic environment most runners desire. If fresh air, beautiful scenery, and new cultures are more your style, then you’re definitely going to want to bring your running shoes along with you when visiting these incredible places:       Sintra, Portugal A UNESCO World Heritage city, Sintra’s natural beauty, culture, and mild climate make it an ideal destination for runners from all over the...

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  7. Cycling in Northern Italy

    Written by: John Miller

    There are vacations, there are active vacations, there are adventure vacations… and then there’s the vacation Ed Blumenthal just returned from. The 45-year-old Blumenthal and five of his buddies spent eight days in northern Italy cycling through the Italian countryside. Six grown men from suburban Philadelphia testing their fitness and enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Veneto region. The group cycled for seven days out of eight, covering a total of about 375 miles. That’s a lot of miles,...

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  8. Best Travel Destinations for Sports Lovers

    Written by: Monica Montesa

    We recently featured a post about a man who took an eight-day cycling trip to Italy with his friends. And that made us wonder, how far would you be willing to travel for your favorite sport? Whether you love gliding down the powdered slopes at your favorite ski resort or prefer swimming for hours until your fingers prune, there’s a great travel destination for every type of sport enthusiast—you just have to find it.   Here’s an overview of...

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  9. Best Places to Travel for Extreme Sports

    Written by: Monica Montesa

    To some, the thought of jumping hundreds of feet off a cliff into a pool of water below is terrifying. And then there are those who think, Where can I sign up? If you’re part of the latter group of adrenaline junkies, you’ve probably done your fair share of thrilling activities. But there are some places around the world that can provide an experience like no other. If you’re planning on visiting any of these areas below, be sure...

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  10. Best Places to Rock Climb

    Written by: Monica Montesa

    While some people wouldn’t even dream of climbing anything higher than a flight of stairs, others embrace the opportunity with open arms—and maybe a helmet, rope, and some carabiners. Rock climbing can be a truly adventurous and thrilling activity, whether you’re just learning in a climbing gym or scaling a massive limestone wall in Greece. Yes, it’s a great way to not only push yourself physically and mentally, but it’s also a cool opportunity to travel and see incredible...

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