For good travel, it’s important to exercise, and I often quote the late martial artist/philosopher Bruce Lee to that effect:
"Things move to live, the more they move, the stronger they get."
In some places I’ve traveled to, I‘ve paid to join a private gym and spent some productive time with helpful trainers. But being the budget traveler that I am, mostly I normally exercise on my own with a combination of aerobics, body weight stuff, bending and stretching.
You may like to go full on with weights and sophisticated apparatus in a gym, and that's fine, but if you prefer to practice yoga, dance, acrobatic, conventional exercises, or whatever you like for your workout, and you like doing it outdoors, the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai has just the place for you -- Buak Hard Public Park.
Quotes For A Good Life On The Road
“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.”
-- Anthony Bourdain
Now see my complete collection of travel quotes online by clicking "Quotes For The Road" under "More" in the menu above.
Solas "Best Travel Writing" Awards
Saysha: What Happened?
13th Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing
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'More About Me?
I'm a retired journalist from Hawaii who tired quickly of retirement and hit the road as a slow, solo world traveler in August 2016. I've spent time in 20 countries on four continents. Currently I'm in sunny Merida, Mexico, waiting out developments in the coronavirus crisis before moving on. Meanwhile, learn more about me and my travels at Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and in a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and prolific author James Ritchie about our meeting in Kuching, Malaysia, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
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