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
"Smile a lot, talk to strangers, accept all invitations, eat everything offered.”
-- Sage advice from Rita Golden Gelman, author of Tales of a Female Nomad, an inspiring story of how a dramatic change of life led to her travels around the world, one of the first books I read on my journey. 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
(Read it here)
Who Am I?
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 19 countries on four continents and right now I'm enjoying life on the Island of Crete, Greece.
I've been interviewed about my travels by Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and here's a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and prolific author James Ritchie about our meeting in Kuching, titled, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
Also online ...
GARIFUNA SETTLEMENT DAY
Still the most authentic, lively and colorful local cultural festival I've seen on the road.
I found this Alternative Arts and Music Festival in the Amazon highlands of Peru. What a find!
Here's how I found a friend and discovered what's real in a Lima, Peru, neighborhood.
My partner and I were left high and dry in this Siem Reap Rip. Be careful!