Travel the World Combining Fitness and Travel

Would you like to travel smart and easy? You can combine fitness and travel. People have always been traveling through fitness focused tours and travels, spa vacations to hiking around the world. It is always a chance of enjoying great adventure and exercise, something you can do even now if you so wish. There are many destination races to think about and lots of opportunities to remain fit while traversing city streets and running along panoramic views of oceans.

Races are the best way to travel for fitness and leisure, something you can even do now if you so wish. In most cases, there is always a marathon happening on the other side of the world.

Big Sur Marathon
This is one of the famous races for fitness travels across the United States giving you a chance to run along Carmel’s Pacific Coast Highway.  As a runner, you will experience a sweeping ocean view and mountain range observations every step you take.

The Venice Marathon
For the last 29 years this run has been taking place. It takes place in Venice, Italy where runners take off along the charming Italian countryside around Padua running against the Riviera del Brenta. As you run the last kilometers you will grace the historical part of Venice in a race that takes place every fourth Sunday of every October.

The Marine Corps Marathon
This is the fourth largest of all marathons held in the USA and winds down across the U.S. capital where you get to beheld historical monuments on the Potomac River. It is also called the Marathon of the Monuments with more than 30,000 marathoners attending as they run around the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Arlington National Cemetery.

Great Wall Marathon
Deemed the ultimate race destination of its own kind this race involves starting from the Yin and Yang Square within the heart of Huangyaguan village in China towards the Great Wall of China. The course has about 5,164 stair steps to go through with a view of rural villages, the historical Great Wall and rice paddies.

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We’re All Going to Sicily

I went on a series of sicily tours last year and I love them all. When I came back, I told my coworkers about the tours and they all wanted to go on their own tour. I told them about the tour service I used and they all signed up for the tour on their available off days. For the rest of the year, during random weeks, I would see some of my coworkers being absent because they were on the tour. When they got back, they would tell everyone how they loved the tours, and then they would spread the word about how other people could go on the same tour.

Eventually, everyone in the office had gone on the tour except for my boss, and he wanted to get in on the action. He took a tour of Sicily while one of the higher ups filled in for him.

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Easy Travel to New York City

Of all the cities in the United States, New York has the largest population and stands as one of the most populous global metropolitans. Hosting such important centers as the United Nations Headquarters and having contributed to the entertainment, education, research, fashion, media, art, finance to global commerce, it is no wonder the largest city in North America.

New York City is a tourist’s paradise, a traveler’s ideal city that offers more than just luxury Hotels. Some of the places to go to include Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History and the everyday masterpiece, Times Square. Those who love winter skating can try out Central Park’s ice-skating while other places such as the New York Botanical Garden, Coney Island and the Bronx Zoo make for special experiences.

Apart from Boutique Hotels, you can be sure to find best and affordable hotels from Airport hotels as well as finding the best in Midtown, Downtown Soho, Upper East Side, Theater District and around Central Park South.

To get to New York City by air, reasonable airfares abound. Get to the big Apple through small airports or arrive through Newark Airport, John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports. Trains are also available, arriving to the Big City from different destinations in Canada and across the United States, providing an affordable, stress-free and efficient way of visiting. Buses are other ways of arrival, more so for those from Philadelphia and Washington DC and quite affordable. In case you can carry your luggage, try Airtrain right to Manhattan from JFK. Perhaps you can book airfare online where you can save a lot.

If you were mesmerized by the Sex and the City on TV, don’t leave the city before following the luxurious footsteps of the four sexy friends, eating, drinking and shopping from all the places they did. While visiting art centers in the city, purchase a City Pass that unlocks the treasures of Empire State Building as well as other famous Museums.

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5 Wonderful Places to Visit

Patagonia Wine Country

If you love wine in a true adventurous spirit, Patagonia wine country is a must travel. Shows how ten years of winemakers’ adventure can turn an eerily and fertile beautiful place into a tourist paradise. Blossoming pinot noirs and a great wine country with malbecs and wineries, beautiful designed.


Seoul is also one of the wonderful places to visit. Its unique restaurants and cafes plus art galleries make every visit worth it. There are so many monumental fashioned areas, from the Ann Demeulemeester store to other notable places. If you have been to Japan, this can be a wonderful detour and a unique taste of a kind.


Environmental friendly, green, cool and exotic sums up the city of Copenhagen. The Danish capital gives a great aura and choice of delights to any visiting tourist. You might never have been to such a cool place before.


With a new constitution in place and a never-ending spirit to amaze, right from the scenery, diversity to climate, Kenya is an all time favorite. Not many countries change their constitution today nor many offer diverse delights from the coast of Mombasa, marine sports and scenery, the gigantic great rift valley, unique wildlife parks and reserves, salty and fresh water lakes, some of the world’s highest mountains, 45 tribes each with a unique tradition and way of life, geysers and water towers and much more. From Naomi Campbell, Jose Morinho the current Real Madrid Coach to royal families, the country does not stop to attract the ordinary, high and mighty.


With restrictions in the offing that would affect travel and tourism in this unique continent, anybody who loves the planet’s last unique and great wilderness should as well pack up and get to the place. Tourism has been argued as causing a tremendous environmental menace and 2010 might as well be the final year Antarctica is wide open to flocks of tourists and mass tourism in general. It is one of the most wonderful places to visit, no doubt.

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Why you need to go for Vacation packages to Greece

In any Greece summertime schedule, you will find beachside days melting through a spectacular sunset into starry nights filled with disco in a delightful continuum of hedonism. You can roll out of your bed and run into the beach by noon as you nap in the late afternoon comfortably after a strenuous sunbathing. You can then go for a harbor side dinner at about 11pm and delight yourself with after-dinner drinks, hit the clubs or catch a movie later, all done under the stars. In addition, you can decide to watch the sunrise over the picturesque ocean as you realize why it is impossible to resist the allure of the Greek sun and sea, or vacation packages to Greece.

The Greek islands have been every sun worshiper’s paradise, from the amicable Apollo’s followers to the disciples of Coppertone. Once you have sailed from Athens towards the Saronic Gulf Islands, you will find the roasting Greek sun has bronzed your entire body and released any inhibition you might have. Skiathos in the Sporades is a favorite of many an international vacationer, and is home to the magical Lalaria and piney Biotrope of Koukounaries beach.

In the Aegean Sea, you will be enjoying Santorini’s blacks as the beaches soak up the hot sunrays and keep you warm even after the stunning sunsets fade over the Sea of Crete. Vacation packages to Greece gives you a great chance to swim below sea caves that were once ransacked by pirates along the coast of Skyros. You might decide to bask on the Lesvian shore as you discover the beaches stretching out for miles from the home Sappho of Skala Eressou. While there, you can let your eyes stumble out of superfluous clothes in Mykonos’s wild, which is a nude Super Paradise Beach.

Once your eyes have taken all those bare backsides, you can then seek solace along a secluded strip of sleek sand. The beloved haunt of backpackers in love with booze, Corfu is literally ringed with fabulous beaches on from different sides, as well as hosting one of the legendary party haven, called the Pink Palace. Water-ski, just loaf or snorkel in the sun at Naxos and Ios. While you are at it, perfect your tan at the Paleohora in Crete or at the castle-crowned Rhodes Beach of Haraki. You will find out just how much vacation packages to Greece expose you to an immensity of unforgettable times and sites.

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Why traveling to Greece is Irresistible

Traveling to Greece is a wholesome experience, in a land mostly known for developed tourism, amazing landscapes and ancient civilization. Beloved by many people world wide, Greece is so rich in its beauty and culture that it never seems to be entirely explored, no matter the myriad times you have visited. It is this reason that brought it within the list of the top 20 tourist destinations worldwide.

Traveling to Greece has become an activity almost a must in the context of modern life style. In decades gone by, it has been visited by the important and glamorous persons of each era, from musicians, politicians, actors, celebrities and artists who have made a significant contribution to Greece’ extensive popularity.

Greece has a substantial way of attraction, apart from the high cosmopolitan side it has. With its vast sights covering strides of thousands of years in historical richness, its natural beauty that offers a variety for all tastes, it has become the tourist’s heaven and modern paradise.

If traveling to Greece is a concern, you should base your choice upon the type of vacations you prefer. For a more private, relaxing and less crowded places, you should choose the time between Easter and mid-June. At this period, you will easily find accommodation as you book tickets for any transportation in and out of Greece. In addition, there is the crowded high season, which lasts from mid-July up to the end of August.

You should thus know the season has most tourist sights and other facilities in Greece crowded. It is not summer alone that make a great time for those traveling to Greece, winter is a very good season for any travel to Greece. For instance, the ski resorts within the mainland receive enormous numbers of tourists each year, like Arachova or Kalavryta. You will also find most tourist islands with many hotels, restaurants and bars remain open all year.

Transportation to Greece is something you should not concern yourself about, since it is one of the worlds is easiest to visit destinations. It is thus very easy and affordable to travel to Greece by plane, mostly if you live in the Northern of Europe. You will find that many companies prefer the route plus many charter flights.

You can also travel via the sea conveniently since there are ferries to Patra from Ancona, Trieste, Brindisi, Venice, and Bari with stops in Igoumenitsa or Corfu.

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What you need to take Wholesome Greece Pictures

If you are after bringing out the dark blue of the sky and the royal blue haze of the ocean in your Greece pictures, you should expose for the sky. Make sure you have traveled with a circular polarizing filter, which can be very helpful in the elimination of hazy photographs, although the best technique is to shoot the sites early in the morning within an hour of sunrise, a time when the light is pure as the landscapes still hold their crispness and color.

You will find that on a very windy day the Greece landscapes seem very clear, and create the best conditions for photographing during the day, especially during sunsets.

As you prepare for great Greece picture adventure, you need to come with the right photo or video equipment. No matter the equipment you make use, there is the need to recharge batteries at least daily. Greece Electricity is 220V (50Hz). It would thus be best if you inspect the battery chargers prior to traveling to Greece. Most likely, the adaptors are rated to wield 240V. You will find such capabilities printed on the charger itself or within the manual.

If your find the equipment you have is not conversant with the Greek electrical current (220V), purchase an electrical Adaptor so that you can protect the equipment. Try to read more about what to carry on your trip to Greece that includes ample advice on electricity and electronics.

Digital Photo Processing for your Greece Pictures

In Greece, it seems that the entire old one-hour photo shops whether in the city or in the smallest of towns has been converted to accommodate digital processing. This is the reason why you can take your media to all or almost every Photo shop in Greece, and within a reasonable amount of time, mostly about an hour you can get the paper prints.

The media acceptance is not limited in Greece, and you can even get a burn of digital images on a CD, which will help you to format the card as you keep shooting more Greece pictures.


If you use film, know that it is getting more difficult to find any in Greece of late. In case you use film, it is recommended to buy your own film prior to flying to Greece. If you buy some in the Greek photo stores, make sure you have checked the expiration date since it might be old, denying you a desired picture adventure.

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