7 tips to help you stay fit when travelling

guide how to keep in shape on your travels

Summer holidays are in full swing. And no doubt, travelling messes up our training routine and staying fit can be a challenge. ‪
Does that sound familiar to you? … After going away for just a week or two you probably abandon your workouts and healthy diet and it is sooo much harder to follow your usual routine. Or worse, it feels like you have to slow down and start again from scratch?…

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Work and Travel in beautiful Australia

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Ever thought of taking a gap year? So what stopped you from leaving work for inspirational time off or from taking a sabbatical year?
In 2009 I resigned from my job, sold most of my belongings and went to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. For a whole year I carried all I had in a backpack and never planned ahead for more than a week or two. I just went with the flow and had some of the best times of my life!…

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Iceland – Land of rainbows

Iceland remains one of my most memorable travel destinations. Unique volcanic landscapes, geysers and hot springs contrast scenic fjords, glaciers and beautiful waterfalls. I loved experiencing White Nights around midsummer in the Westfjords and was very lucky to see my first Northern Lights in late autumn.

It’s also the land of rainbows – I’m sure you could spot one every day! – and it is so rich in sagas and magic stories of elves and trolls.

Here are 6 of my favourite spots you should not miss out on your next visit:…

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Life as a Jillaroo (Part II)

cattle station in northern territory Australia

Apart from working on horseback as described in Part I, I experienced true remote living on a cattle station in the Australian outback of the Northern Territory. I vividly remember my first day at work having to vaccinate about a 1000 yearlings of wild Rahmen cattle. Not that I knew much about it; I had once vaccinated a pig during a school internship with the local vet… And here I was again, 14 years wiser and holding a gun like syringe in my hands dreading to hurt any animal. I also had a drenching gun in order to spray worming …

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Life as a Jillaroo (Part I)

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Most of you might ask: what’s a Jillaroo? Wikipedia explains it as the “female equivalent of a Jackaroo” which is the Australian expression for a “trainee working on a sheep or cattle station to gain practical experience in the skills and traditions of Australian stockmen”. In North American terms it’s somewhat like a cowgirl. Except that I was in the Australian bush of the Northern Territory: that’s crocodile and snake country where Crocodile Dundee was from. And I really loved it!…

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