A little extra planning when booking can help you recoup your costs if you can’t travel. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Locals call Aruba “one happy island” and they can say it lots of different ways. Officially part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba lies just off the coast of Venezuela and also spent time under Spanish rule, so you’ll hear people speak English, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and a blended language called Papiamento. And though it may be small — just 69 square miles, compared to Chicago’s 230 — the island also offers a varied mix of fitness activities. Read the full post for A Sweat Life.
Consider this advice before traveling to a race in a high-risk area. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
A mere four-hour direct flight from O’Hare, San Juan might just rank as the easiest tropical getaway possible. You don’t have to bring your passport, change your money, or speak a different language to navigate this U.S. territory (though locals will definitely appreciate your rusty high-school Spanish, should you choose to use it). You also don’t have to put a hold on your fitness routine. Read the full article for A Sweat Life.
Traveling can wreak havoc on your gut—even if you don’t drink dirty water. Flying or visiting high altitudes can trigger flares of symptoms like diarrhea and stomach pain in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to new Swiss research. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.