Hiking the Himalayas: FITNESS preparation guide

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The Challenges: As I prepared for my adventure to hike the Himalayas mountains in Nepal, I focused on my health and fitness preparation for this challenge, and I am happy to share with you this guide and I hope it helps you to prepare for your personal fitness goal. As a bodybuilding athlete, my regular training and diet looks very …

12 Reasons Your Next Vacation Should Be Your Best Fitness Goal

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12 things I learned from traveling that led me to achieve my fitness goal If you are looking for a fitness goal, you found the answer now. Your next vacation! Yes, it sounds so awesome, right? And it is so true. If you are attempting to achieve a personal fitness goal, you should use your next adventure as a motivating …

Marble Mountain, Danang – a day trip from Hoi An

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A day trip to the Marble Mountain Danang is a perfect destination for a day trip from Hoi An. Located 45 km (28 miles) from Hoi An, it takes approx.. 1 hour by motorbike or a little quicker by car ride from Hoi An. You can rent a motorbike as cheap as US$5 per day or take an Uber drive …

5 Take ways on how to find life balance

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We all travel to some extent. It might be on vacation, for business, for a missionary purpose, to visit family during special occasions, or even for that bucket list trip of 6 months backpacking somewhere amazing in the world. No matter what kind of trip it is, we all would agree that traveling and fitness do not always necessarily combine. So …

South Africa Safari: 25 Pictures to inspire you

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Bucket list – SAFARI in SOUTH AFRICA in 25 pictures I believe that doing a Safari in Africa is something that is included on every traveler’s bucket list. What’s not to love about the mix of adventure + animals living in their natural habitat. I started my safari in South Africa at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre with a guided tour of …

ETHICAL & RESPONSIBLE TRAVELER – A complete guideline every world traveler should follow

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While the big question for some people is, “How can I change my life while traveling the world?”, for me this questions has become, “How can I make a difference in the world while traveling?”. The biggest motivation for me to start blogging was not to encourage more people to travel, but primarily to encourage travelers to be ethical and …

How ethical is the tourism in Halong Bay and if I would do it again

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Before I book a tour, I always try to learn as much as I can about how ethical the tours really are, and how the local tour companies care and help to protect the enviromnent. During my research, I read good and bad things about Halong Bay tours, and there was only one way to draw my own conclusions, by doing …

Halong Bay: 3 days cruise on a Junk Boat

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This was the grand finale of my trip in Vietnam, and it was just perfect for 2 reasons:  to get some rest from the last days in Sapa, and also to recharge my batteries before I headed to Cambodia. I looked forward to having a hot shower and waking up with a view of limestone pillars rising from the calm …