Category Archives Adventures and Sports

Everywhere you turn, people are concerned with the environment. The green movement has raised our awareness of the importance of being good stewards of the Earth; whether people drive Priuses or simply recycle, we’ve come a long way from the iconic Native American tear being shed. But not all the way. This is still a significant problem in much of…

A key focus here at Healthy Travel Blog is promoting opportunities for exercise while you’re traveling; so we’ve written a lot about running and biking and working out in the hotel fitness center. But what if that’s not your game? What if you want play some tennis in Hong Kong, or play softball in Sydney, or hoop it up in…

Sweden, with over 200,000 lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and waterways and its Right of Public Access, offers world-class possibilities for canoeing, and a self-guided canoe tour is one of the most popular choices for a holiday in Sweden for adults and families. Like all outdoor activities, canoeing and wild camping carry an element of risk, and here…

The island of Tenerife has a lot to offer cyclists, from those who are looking for a way to explore the island at a leisurely pace and take in the sights, to those who want more of an adventure. You can choose from the sensational steep climbs and exhilarating descents of the mountains, or take the flatter, coastal option. When…

The global economy remains shaky, Europe can be considered to be in a state of flux and there are plenty of people who still obsess over their perceptions of the inconvenience of air travel, but apparently that’s not going to keep many people at home this summer. A new report from the trade group Airlines For America forecasts that this…

So-called “military tourism” has historically been more about nostalgia, or paying homage to the scene of some great (or monstrous) military occurrence. For decades, tourists have flocked to Normandy Beach or Gettysburg to gain a better insight into events that shaped the world we live in today. You can even rent out a former Sri Lankan Jetliner military ship for…

The buzz this week is all about Titanic tourism – the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic will be April 14th and 15th. And while passengers on the Costa Concordia may disagree, it’s a disaster that we still can’t really wrap our arms around. But lots of folks will try – or at least indulge ina big dose…

The very first marathon was run by a poor sap named Phidippides in or about the year 496 B.C. As legend has it, Phidippides was a messenger in the Persian/Greek War who was sent with an urgent dispatch from the city of Marathon to Athens – roughly 26 miles of running. After delivering his message, Phidippides dropped over dead from…

A recent article in Afar magazine extols the virtues of leaving the tent behind to hike hut-to-hut through some of the most spectacular country all around the world. I’ve just returned from one such adventure—a six day sojourn through the High Sierra camps of Yosemite—and I heartily concur. Here’s the winning formula: you pack lightly (maximum 20 pounds versus the…

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