Middle-East travel: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. A visit to the UAE is incomplete without a visit to Abu Dhabi. The 68th most expensive city in the world. That's not so bad. It is Tuesday. We borrow our friend's car. We drive from Dubai southwards to Abu Dhabi. It is not difficult to find the way ... (the …

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Aalborg to Amsterdam travel: A Holland sneak(er) peak

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Third time lucky! Twice I have been in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport lately. But only in transit. Now it is. Travel destination: Amsterdam. The occasion? KLM has a march campaign 'Amsterdam sneaker'. What is this about? Well, the airline is based in Amsterdam, Holland, and boasts, that the Dutch capital is so 'compact', …

Everyday excellent exercise: Stair walking – for fitness, fat loss and fun

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Take the stairs. It is excellent exercise. It is fun; it is an experience, you see the World (buildings) from different angles. Your legs and heart get stronger and stair walking burns lots of calories. Use the stairs in the everyday and when travelling. A 80 kg (~160 lb) person burns …

Fitness wellness travel: Stavanger, Norway

By Marina Aagaard, MFE A small holiday is also a holiday. And a holiday facilitates recovery and performance; this means fitness. If there is no time for a real holiday, you can create your own look-alike (e.g. transform a work trip or an extended weekend). In this case a mini-cruise to Norway.Last weekend I took the super ferry …

Travelling Moments: Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Once I had a guest from 'down under' visiting Denmark, a-nice-country-but-not-one-to-visit-if-you-want-guaranteed-sun. I apologized as often before: "I am sorry about this weather, the rain and the fog" (it was summer). He replied "It is super nice, I am used to sun 365 days a year, so this different and refreshing". That …