To travel is to live

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Imake it a point to do some­thing ac­tive when­ever I’m on hol­i­day. If I’m in a big city like New York, I’ll check out a bou­tique fit­ness stu­dio or two. And if I’m at a beach des­ti­na­tion like Phuket, I’ll sign my­self up for wa­ter-based ac­tiv­i­ties like kayak­ing, div­ing and snorkelling. On my last long va­ca­tion in July, I spent a week in Switzer­land. That gave me the op­por­tu­nity to go hik­ing. I did a two-hour brisk walk up Harder Kulm, a lo­cal moun­tain in the town of In­ter­laken. Need­less to say, the view at the top – 1,322m above sea level, to be ex­act – was sim­ply breath­tak­ing. Plus, I got to work off all the rich foods I’d been feast­ing on.

Speak­ing of hik­ing, I love how it’s al­most ef­fort­less to clock steps dur­ing a hol­i­day – it’s so easy to ex­ceed the rec­om­mended 10,000 steps a day when you’re ex­plor­ing a new place. You’ll be pleased to know that there are many health ben­e­fits you stand to gain from walk­ing. Turn to pg 44 to find out what they are.

There’s travel in­spi­ra­tion ga­lore in this is­sue. We’ve got a piece on in­cred­i­ble fit­ness and well­ness re­treats in and around the re­gion (pg 34), as well as a story on the most ad­ven­tur­ous things you can do around the world (pg 40). With 2018 just around the cor­ner, there’s no better time than now to start plan­ning your next trip. En­joy!


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