Competing in an endurance event can be thrilling. The crowds. The adrenaline. The months of training finally culminating into one experience. And for even more of a rush, you can sign-up for a race that takes place in an inspiring or never-before-visited location. After all, traveling in itself is an adventure, so why not take it to another level with an endurance event?
Here are 10 daring destination events, some for beginners and some for those who love a challenge.
You may not even notice the 26.2 miles as you amble along through the French countryside, taking in chateaus and sweeping green fields. April 12, 2015
This triathlon might feel more like a tropical vacation, complete with views of palm trees and a swim in warm ocean waters. May 17, 2015
Whistler, British Columbia is famous for skiing, but it has also come to be well known for its intense seven-day mountain-bike race. Hit the trails and the inclines for an experience that will test your athletic abilities. June 27–July 4, 2015
Head to Greece for this race following the route of Pheidippides, the ancient hero who delivered news of a military victory by running the 153 miles between Athens to Sparta. September 25, 2015
This ultra-running event takes place in none other than the lush Brazilian rainforests. Sign up if you can handle that jungle humidity.
If you have nerves of steel, this Australian triathlon event is for you. Overlook the Great Barrier Reef as you swim, bike and run one of Ironman’s most beautiful courses. June 14, 2015
Who says you have to take a red double-decker bus to see all of London’s most spectacular sites? See them in all of their glory during this marathon instead. April 26, 2015
This is the mother of all mountain races. Run rocky trails and see snow-capped mountains in this Switzerland-based running event offered at varying distances. July 25, 2015
You might be thinking, Oh, a half-marathon. That’s not nearly as intimidating as an ultra-marathon. But for this event, you would be wrong. The desert setting and undulating elevations make for a challenging race.
Believe it or not, there is a marathon that exists in which participants run through the savannahs of South Africa alongside gazelles and giraffes. You may even surprise yourself and outrun a cheetah.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
For some reason when everyone hears snow is coming, they runs to the store for milk and bread. They are definitely not the first things I run to the store for. Instead of milk and bread, make sure you have these things stocked up to have the best snow day yet.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Blood circulation is an ever-present concern, especially for people who sit for long periods of time for work or travel. If you’re preparing for a long trip, make sure to pick up some compression socks to keep blood flowing.