Tags archives: active-travel

5 Reasons why Laos should be your next adventure destination

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Laos, the landlocked neighbor to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and China is undoubtedly one of the most underrated destinations in SouthEast Asia. Many people flock to the beaches in Thailand, the ancient structures of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and eat their way through Vietnam without ever stepping foot in Laos. Those who do make it to Laos typ[...]

Why my Adventure Body is the new Beach Body

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I see it all the time on social media, Facebook statuses, Instagram posts, and even tweets, all from women who say they need to work on their ‘beach bod’ or ‘bikini bods’. This is often due to summer being right around the corner, or more likely in my social circle, a trip they have coming up. Any time they may be seen on a beach, or in a pool I suppose. But[...]

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

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Gap years have become so popular that it’s hard to decide what to do exactly in your year of freedom. The options are intimidating: should you see the world, land an internship, or move back in with your parents to save some cash? If you ask me, travel is the perfect bridge between the academic world and the work sector. It isn’t just about building skill[...]

What Travel Did for my Body Image

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I have always liked being active and staying healthy. When I lived in America, I went to the gym six days a week in the winter and alternated gym days with running outside in the summer. I loved competing against myself for running times, pushing myself in high intensity cardio workouts, and lifting heavy weights to define my muscles and keep my metabolism h[...]

7 Reasons to travel Chilean Patagonia by Bike

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“Vos sos Holandesa?” asked the 89-year-old Chilean caballero over and over again during our stay. My partner and I just passed his house when we realized that we weren’t going to make it to our planned destination, Hornopirén. We felt like we had walked to Mecca and back (in reality we had cycled 40 kilometres, in the mountains, on an unpaved road), [...]

Gone Sea Kayaking: A Weekend in Oban

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It is not often that we get an exceptionally sunny and warm Spring weekend in Scotland, but when it happens I am the first to get long for adventure. Not too long ago it was such a weekend, so my boyfriend and I rented a car and drove north. We had our minds set on a little Scottish coastal town not too far from Glasgow but special enough to get away from it[...]