Ep.41 - Travel Fitness vs Travel Fatness

Updated: Jan 9

In this episode, we discuss various approaches and techniques to enable you to stay fit while travelling as well as touch on the importance of combining your exercise regime with a good diet. We have been full-time nomads for 2 years now and we share our experiences of what has and what hasn’t worked for us over the past two years.


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Benefits of being fit when you’re on the road.

Being motivated to exercise regularly.

The challenges of a changing environment.

Overall health and well-being while you travel.

Going for a regular run.

Blog post - How to train yourself to run 5kms

Yoga - Use an app like DownDog.

High-intensity training and bodyweight workouts.

Establishing a routine and sticking to it.

Be mindful of bad habits and make better choices.

Wear a fitness tracker to measure progress and monitor routine.


Eating well is easy if you have an unlimited budget.

Why your diet is more important than exercising.

Track what you eat to hold yourself accountable and keep you honest.

Should breakfast be the most important meal?

Choosing the right food and avoiding bad habits.

Cut out the obvious culprits such as refined carbohydrate and sugary foods.

Fruit juices and smoothies are really bad.

Avoid alcohol as much as you can. 

Don’t miss out of the odd spoil but don’t eat two bad meals in a row.

Keeping a food log using Instagram is fun and will help to keep you accountable.




Find a cheap flight by using Skyscanner or Momondo. These are our favorite flight search engines search they index other travel websites and airlines across the globe to easily find you the best deal.

Hostelworld is the number one resource for researching and booking hostels. If you want to stay somewhere other than a hostel, use Booking.com as in our experience they consistently return the cheapest rates.

Travel insurance will protect you against unexoected illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. We never travel without travel insurance and we have using World Nomads for a number of years. Our favorite companies that offer the best options and value are:


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