To travel is to live
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!