Keep fit and well by liv­ing your life to the fullest

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

In to­day’s day and age, it is more com­mon to travel the world in your early-20s and ex­pe­ri­ence dif­fer­ent cul­tures in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. But in days gone by, your early-20s con­sisted of a baby on your hip, a ring on your fin­ger and a wash­ing bas­ket in your hands. You mar­ried young and a fam­ily was soon to fol­low. Many years have passed, the chil­dren have left home and you still never got to ex­pe­ri­ence an over­seas trip like all the young peo­ple you seem to be sur­rounded by. You may throw around ex­cuses such as ‘‘I’m too old now’’ or ‘‘I don’t want to blow our sav­ings’’ but you only live once, and now is the per­fect time to be liv­ing life to the fullest. With money be­hind you, the wait­ing can fi­nally stop and you can book those tick­ets to visit beau­ti­ful places world­wide be­cause you can! All of those years sav­ing up the hol­i­day pay for ‘‘emer­gen­cies’’ and dream­ing of squish­ing your toes in hot sand can stop, and you can get un­der­way with your plan­ning. The first thing you need to con­sider is who you will take with you. Your hus­band? A group of friends? Or even an or­gan­ised tour with a travel com­pany? Who you share this amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with makes all the dif­fer­ence but the main thing is that you en­joy your­self. Where you go is right up there in terms of im­por­tance too. Think about your abil­i­ties. Are you up for ad­ven­ture? What are you plan­ning on do­ing while you’re away? If re­lax­ing in the sun comes to mind then an is­land in the pa­cific is sure to meet all your needs. Or is it snow you’re af­ter? How does Switzer­land sit with you? The places to visit and ex­plore are end­less, and there is sure to be one that catches your eye and steals your heart.

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