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.
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 18 countries on four continents and right now I'm enjoying life in Penang, Malaysia.
I've been interviewed about my travels by Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and here's a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and writer James Ritchie, about our meeting in Kuching, titled, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
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