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You wake up bleary eyed with a tiger in your bathroom, a strange baby strapped to your chest, and the heavyweight champ angrily banging on your hotel door. While that may sound like a good time for some, if you’re a health conscious bachelor you’ll want to skip recreating a scene from The Hangover. Instead, encourage your best man to…

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The winter sports season is here, meaning it’s time to hobnob with jet setters at the world’s greatest ski resorts – how awesome does that sound? A winter vacation on the slopes can be just about the perfect dose of “healthy travel” - skiing and snowboarding are not only fun; they’re great forms of exercise. Downhill skiing, though it takes…

Whistler, British Columbia

There’s nothing more enticing than the typical greasy cafeteria fare—pizza, hamburgers, fries, etc.—that’s kept lukewarm under a tiny little light bulb at the standard ski resort. And I say that with all of the sarcasm in the world. But even though you’ll eat just about anything after a thrilling morning on the slopes, you don’t have to sacrifice the quality…

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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…

The media seemed to focus on extreme travel this week; maybe it was the truly dreary weather in the northeastern U.S. that had people looking to break out of the humdrum. At the New York Times, Russ Juskalian writes about skiing at the base of the Himalayas in Kashmir, an adventure filled with black bears, snow leopards and lung-sapping elevation.…

Winter is a week away, so this week it’s time to focus on winter activities. And we begin with something you may not have considered if you intend to head to the Great White North of Scandinavia – you’d better bring insect repellant. Expat Health’s Bryony Ashcroft writes about the near-epidemic of tick-borne illnesses in Scandinavian countries. It’s estimated that…

Head injuries on the ski slopes have decreased due to increased use of helmets and improved equipment, and the sport could be made even safer if everyone used the equipment properly.  In the 2009-10 season, a total of 25 skiers and 13 snowboarders died in a span of 59.8 million skier/snowboarder days, making the sport relatively safe—after all, 46 Americans…

Does talk of the upcoming winter Olympics have you channeling your inner Lindsey Vonn or Shaun White? Skiing and snowboarding are great winter activities -- fun meets fitness.  Regardless of where in the world you decide to visit to participate in these types of winter sports, there are some safety issues to consider:  protect your head and face, keep warm…

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