Fit for travel

By Hannah Silverman

The modern traveller is one of eclectic tastes and varied motivations. We travel with friends, family and lovers and we do it in search of culture, history, shopping, sport or humanity. But more than ever before we’re also travelling to get active and not just for the sake of justifying an extra macaron. Today we’re gallivanting across the globe to practice yoga under the Tuscan Sun as much as we are to eat, pray and love.

The Fitness Travel Company is an organisation that cottoned on to this trend pretty quick smart. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Robert Tynan says he set up shop because today’s travellers want it all. This is how you do it…

Byron Bay Rainforest Adventure Tour.
Byron Bay Rainforest Adventure Tour.

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This little traveller went to market

By Hannah Silverman

So, you’re a backpacker and the only way you can afford to go to Spain is by adhering to a very strict budget. Boring right? Wrong.

Who says cheap food has to be fattening, unhealthy and tasteless? Not dietician Kate Pumpa.

Dr Pumpa, who is an Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology at the University of Canberra and an accredited sports dietitian, says the good news is cheap food choices can taste great and keep you trim too.

Enter, the market discussion.

The colours and smells of this Durban market are delicious. Great inspiration for home cooking in your hostel.
The colours and smells of this Durban market are delicious. Great inspiration for home cooking in your hostel.

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So, you’ve got a food allergy?

By Rachael Andrews 

Hooray! You’re going overseas, you’ve got your itinerary and nothing can stop you now… except for that pesky food intolerance you have lurking. Booking an overseas holiday, or even setting off inside your own country, is an exciting time, but for many it can also cause a lot of anxiety. Food intolerances are becoming more and more prevalent and while you can master what to eat at home, finding suitable food while travelling is a bit of a challenge.

Smørrebrød, tastier than it looks.
Smørrebrød, tastier than it looks.

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Let them eat cake, and cheese, and schnitzel…

By Hannah Silverman 

It’s bad enough trying to juggle healthy eating in our home towns, but when you find yourself in Italy how do you turn down a bowl of four cheese pasta with a smile? “When in Rome,” is what many of you are probably thinking, and that’s a tempting justification. We all know healthy eating and holidaying aren’t typically the best of friends, so we asked the experts how to perform the balancing act.

Mmm…Cheese…

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