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  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. The Real Rio de Janeiro – Insight from a Local

    Eduardo Reis is a corporate trainer for GeoBlue. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro where he spent his summers at the shore of Saquarema and at the beaches of Rio. He’s well traveled and speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English fluently. In addition to his language and training skills, Eduardo brings laughter, levity and a gift for wine and cheese pairings to the GeoBlue community. He was happy to be able to share his local insights with anyone traveling...

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  4. 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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  5. What’s New in Airport Wellness?

    With the smell of cinnamon buns or French fries wafting through your terminal in the airport, it can be tempting to treat yourself to junk food while sitting on your behind waiting for your flight. While an indulgence every once in a while is okay, if you’re an avid traveler, these treats, couples with and hours of just sitting, can add up. And airports know this. With delays, layovers and ever-changing flight times, the people running airports know how...

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  6. Ease Your Winter Blues on These Beaches

    The winter months can be tough. The temperatures drop, snow and sleet coat the streets, and there’s less daylight. Some people bundle up and just trudge through the season, whereas others can become downright melancholy – or even depressed. When someone has the winter blues, a.k.a. seasonal affective disorder, they typically feel fatigued and moody. Many studies conclude one of the causes of the winter blues is often the lack of exposure to sunlight since most people experience less...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Travel Helps People Live Longer

    Written by: Monica Montesa

    If you’re thinking about taking a week long vacation, why not make it two? According to a new report on the interconnection between travel and health, there are some serious health benefits to traveling. The report from the Global Commission on Aging, the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, and the U.S. Travel Association uncovers a link between traveling and better physical and mental health, and even shows that those who travel live longer. The survey found that women who...

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  10. Healthy Eating Tips From Around the World

    Written by: Monica Montesa

    When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, there are tons of valuable lessons to be learned from cultures around the world. While there is no single country that has the healthy eating thing totally down pat (although a recent study showed some countries, such as the Netherlands, are definitely on the right track), there are certain habits we can embrace in our day-to-day lives. Here are some of our favorites: Japan In Japan, the only thing more important...

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