Month: February 2013

Backpacking solo in the USA: unforgettable experience

For many avid backpackers, hiking far into the wilderness means leaving the distractions of modern life behind and focusing on experiencing the natural world in all its glory.  For such individuals, the most unforgettable kind of backpacking adventure is one that also takes them away from the distractions that friends and family can represent.  Backpacking […]

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Considering retiring to sunnier climes?

For some people, retirement is simply a chance to put their feet up and enjoy not going to work, but for others it offers the opportunity to move to a new country and begin a new life.  Those who live in countries with cold and damp winters may yearn to get away to somewhere where […]

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A holiday on the run: tips for travellers

A common lament that tourists make about their holidays abroad is that after a few weeks of eating out and not exercising, they have lost their usual momentum toward optimal good health.  There is no reason, however, why travellers need to fall behind in their fitness routines.  Indeed, a holiday can provide tourists with an […]

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Finding roadkill on your travels

It’s been a long, cold winter. The temperature has finally started creeping up towards the average for this time of year, and the medium-term weather forecasts are finally looking positive.  Foraging for wild mushrooms has also been delayed.  A lot of plant growth is two or three weeks behind where one might expect it to […]

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