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So what is Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is a type of healing treatment, much-loved in particular by the Welsh rugby team, that uses extreme cold to stimulate the body’s natural responses, reducing pain and [...]

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Riding through Mallorca

“Coffee and pastry stop twenty minutes away,” comes a Spanish voice behind me. My thighs are burning and I’m straining for breath, pushing down on the pedals with every last ounce of energy I’ve [...]

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My kind of nuclear physics

Could a radioactive cave near Salzburg be an all-purpose cure for injury and affliction? I took my injured hamstring to Austria to find out. Lying on a sunlounger in a narrow, humid cave inhaling [...]

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Posh hostels in Lisbon

I knock hesitantly on the hostel door. Surely there’s been a mistake; I knew the Travellers House was ‘centrally situated’ but  this is amazing, slap bang in the middle of all the action on one [...]

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In a sea of contradictions

Turn on a Church radio station in Malta and you can listen to the Rosary, or The Horoscope, and Miley Cyrus within minutes of each other. To us it might seem strange, yet this is typical of this [...]

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Riding the yoga wave

Most travellers know that the North African town of Taghazout (pr. Tarrazoot) is virtually synonymous with surfing. Well-informed hipsters have been riding waves in these Moroccan shores since [...]

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Dancing on ice in Norway

As a downhill skier, I’ve often made fun of the dancing action – think: Michael Jackson’s ‘moonwalk’ – required by these unstable, skinny skies, and yet here I am, years later, [...]

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Quadrathlon anyone?

It is 9am when we set off our bikes, beginning with a steep climb out of the resort grounds. Our eyes are set on hotel fitness instructor and our race guide for today, Keon, a man hewn out of [...]

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Senegalese wrestling and ginger juice? Not your average bootcamp

It’s Monday morning and I’m smashing gloved fists against boxing pads held aloft by a Herculean Personal Trainer. “One two three, roll!” He yells, as I misexecute yet another set of punches. I’m [...]

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Travel tips for St Lucia (Caribbean)

Situated only 200 miles north of Venezuela, between the islands of St Vincent, Barbados and Martinique, this 238 square mile tropical haven is small, diverse and unforgettable. Saint Lucia’s Best [...]

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