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HOW TO: Keep Fit While Traveling

by Globetrooper Todd | 11 Responses
Keep Fit

At home, life is so structured. We wake up at the same time, eat the same breakfast, and perform the same duties throughout the day against the same schedule. But despite this discipline, most of us find it difficult to keep fit.

On the road, when we’re enticed to try local deep-fried dishes and where no day is the same as the next, you’d imagine keeping fit is even more difficult. But it’s actually much easier if you leave the routine at home.

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Posted in How-To Guides | August 5th, 2010

Fine Photography From Fellow Troopers

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Travel = Awareness = Empathy = Action

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Things To Do in Montreal – Festivals, Fun and Food

Things To Do in Montreal

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Ah Ha! Now I See What Makes Travel Great

Great Travel

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HOW TO: Create a Travel Budget You’ll Stick To

Travel Budget

I’ve heard countless stories of people traveling (often through developed countries) on very small amounts. I’ve even heard of a family travelling the globe on only $25k per year. And while it sounds great in theory, once you hit the road, you realise it’s not so … Continue reading →

Things To Do in Sydney – Chosen by Locals

Things to Do in Sydney

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Want a Useful Education? Skip University.

Education Abroad

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7 Tips for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

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HOW TO: Access Free Accommodation During Travel

Couch Surfing

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Travel Partners Wanted: Weekly Update (28 Jun ’10)

Wanted Travel Partners

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Strange Bedfellows: The Matterhorn and I

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