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Activity breaks to keep you fit

Activity breaks to keep you fit

It is about the middle of January that the New Year’s resolutions made are first broken then forgotten. Most common among the broken resolutions are those involving keeping fit, being more healthy or exercising more. Mid-January is also the time of year when we begin thinking about the where and what of our travel plans. Perhaps, for the reasons above, you are looking to be a little more active on your holiday. Alternatively you might be an active person looking for something a little different in an activity break. I have researched and discovered a few activity breaks that appealed to me and thought you might like to share them with me. Some are to far flung and unusual places and others are gentler and easier to get to. For those who hesitate to take an activity break fearing it…

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See the Northern Lights

See the Northern Lights

In the previous two years I have looked at where to see the Northern Lights in Europe and different ways to enjoy them. In this post I will look at further places to go to see the Northern Lights. As the Auroral Oval circles the planet in the northern latitudes this post will not be limited to one area. We start our round up in North America. There are a great deal of remote locations where the Northern Lights are visible but the logistics of getting there make it hugely expensive. Fortunately there are also places that are much more accessible where you can still see the spectacular display of the Northern Lights. The Great Lakes, USA Seeing the Northern Lights reflected in water is a great way of getting two shows for the price of one. The Great Lakes…

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Where to see the Northern Lights

Where to see the Northern Lights

I will never forget the night I was in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, and experienced the Northern Lights show. Down at the waters edge with our backs to the city lights, such as they were, we watched entranced as pink and green curtains of light rippled across the sky. It was a magical moment – actually over an hour. Currently, because of the solar maximum, conditions are at their best for seeing the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. NASA predicts there will be a double peak during this cycle with the first this winter and the second next winter. It’s never been a better time to head north to hunt the Northern lights or Fire Fox as the Sami people call it. The Aurora Borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, is a phenomena caused by electrically charged…

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