January 2015: Talking about Outdoor Sports and Activities and Exercising on your Travels.
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Happy New Year!

I hope you had a fantastic holiday and got to spend some quality time with family and friends. I went back to The Netherlands and had a great time!

I visited the impressive Amsterdam Light Festival, and you can still see it until January 15!

I want to... Get Active

With the start of a new year, most people (including me) have started their 2015 resolutions. Have you? And tell me, is there something along the lines of 'getting more active' or 'work out more' on it? I'm pretty sure there is! 

Physical activity can bring us so many benefits. Not only does it enhances our immune system, lowers our blood pressure and boosts our levels of good cholesterol, it also relieves tension, anxiety, depression, anger and it can even improve our mental acuity and memory. But I know, I know, it's hard to keep up visiting the gym every day, or even every week, right? 

Travelling is one of the best ways to start getting active, as there are so many sports and activities you can do while on the road. But of course that doesn't mean you have to fly across the globe to do them! Have a look at the following suggestions and see what you could do close to home as well.


Mountain Activities

Trekking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Mountain Biking, Mountain Climbing, Canyoning.

Forest Activities

Tree Climbing, Ziplining, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Running, Quad Biking, Archery, Segway.

Beach & Sea Activities

Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Parasailing, Fishing, Windsurfing, Surfing, Running, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Sailing, Beach Volleyball. 

Fresh Water Activities

Fly Fishing, Canyoning, Whitewater Rafting, Riverboarding, Kayaking.

Aero Activities

Hangliding, Ballooning, Skydiving, Bungee Jumping.

Winter Activities

Nordic Walkingice-skatingSkiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Ice Climbing, Dog Sledding.


I've linked some of the activities to articles on The Travel Tester, but this month I'll be adding a lot more blogs focusing on getting active on the road. So keep an eye out for more!

I'd love to hear from you how you plan to stay active in 2015. Will you be doing any of the above? Or do you have a great tip for getting fit both while you travel as when you're at home? I'd love to hear it. You can simply reply to this newsletter!

All the best for now and have a fantastic January!

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