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Described as the “Kingdom in the sky” or the “Mountain Kingdom”, it is the unique landscapes that makes any activity that bit more special. So get off of the beaten path and discover a land waiting to take your breath away.

12 Reasons Why Traveling Is Beneficial For Kids

12 Reasons Why Traveling Is Beneficial For Kids

12 Reasons Why Traveling Is Beneficial For Kids   Traveling with children, especially with the younger ones, can be very intimidating. You never really know how they would act once you are out there (will they cry or shout?). Plus, you have to deal with the extra weight in the form of diapers, bottles, formula and a whole bunch of baby essentials (Trekeffect; 2015). My family’s first real out-of-town trip was on a beautiful but secluded island in the Philippines. It…

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Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster

Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster

Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster Line. Flow. Rhythm… Descending skills are what separate exceptional trail runners from good ones (Red Bull; 2015). With LUT2015 on its way these tips may help make those downhill’s a little easier!   1. Strengthen those legs Leg strength is crucial for fast downhill running. There is a month left before the race so get to the gym. One exercise that works wonders for downhill running are one-legged squats (Red Bull;…

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Archery

Top 10 Health Benefits of Archery

Top 10 Health Benefits of Archery   While some may see archery as a fun hobby, there is much more to it than meets the eye. Records trace the first bow and arrow back as far as 50,000 BC. It was traditionally used for hunting, but is now a popular sporting contest, and it’s even a competitive Olympic sport. Though often perceived as a stationary sport, competitive archers actually require a significant amount of strength, endurance and focus to perform well, making…

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Benefits Of Hiking

Benefits Of Hiking

Benefits Of Hiking There’s science behind the feel-good workout With all of the trendy workout classes and pricey boutique fitness studios out there, you might feel the need to get back to basics (Daily Camera; 2014). But don’t worry, simple activities can still get you in awesome shape: A recent study in the American Heart Association’s journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology found that moderate exercise, like walking, and vigorous exercise, like running or spinning, produce similar health benefits (Daily…

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The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding

The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding

The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding   Before we all had cars to drive in, people used horses to get around, and almost everyone was taught to care and ride a horse. Today, our dependence on these large mammals is non-existent and horseback riding has become recreational. There are many obvious health benefits to riding, including strong core and legs, but there are also many less obvious benefits, such as boost in confidence and meditation (Health Fitness Revolution; 2015).

14 Most Beautiful Borders in the World

14 Most Beautiful Borders in the World

  14 Most Beautiful Borders in the World As a geography major I love anything to do with maps and borders, so I wanted to compile a list of some of the most beautiful borders in the world. Borders are all man-made but many have dramatic landscapes and distinct culture, making borders special places. And some really stand out as majestic places to travel to and cross for there sheer awe-inspiring beauty. These are not in particular order of ranking (ShawnVoyage, 2015)….

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All Aboard For Lovely Lesotho

All Aboard For Lovely Lesotho

All Aboard For Lovely Lesotho     Some years ago, when I still owned my then 35-year-old Datsun GX 1200, we decided to drive to the Katse Dam in Lesotho. We had to turn back at the start of a steep pass as the car was struggling (it emerged it needed a new fuel pump) and sulked for weeks afterwards at being deprived of a little adventure.

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