I had to pass this information onto you because I thought it was a brilliant idea…
There’s a guy in the USA who has been living out of the van for the past few years. He’s gone and purchased a Gym Membership from 2 of the biggest national fitness chains who have gyms in almost all major cities.
He’s found that he needed two memberships from the 2 separate gyms because each establishment doesn’t always have their gym in the city he is visiting. But he always able to find one or the other, not only allowing him to have a hot shower whenever he wants, but he gets full use the gym, track, swimming pools, sauna and other benefits…. while traveling!
He’s worked out his “costs of living” and according to him, both memberships have more than paid for themselves in benefits in just a little over 3 months.
Great idea on his part!
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The other day I received an email with a few questions, one of which I wanted to share with you.
The reader asked the following: (Regarding over night or longer trips)
Q: “Of all the equipment and gear you have used, what are a couple things you consistently take with you that others may not even consider?”
Besides the general stuff of a backpack, camera, water and a granola bar, there are 2 other things that I always make sure to pack:
The First is my hand-written journal. While out on an adventure, I try to write in it every night or every other night recapping the days events. I don’t want to forget some of the amazing experiences or details that I wish to share with you.
The Second item I consistently take with me is my emergency blanket, you know the silver one that sounds like tinfoil when you wrap yourself with it. I’ve used it more than a few times. I actually had to use during my kayaking adventure one night. It made for a great barrier between my water logged air mattress and my sleeping bag.
Whether you’re a day-tripper or an over night adventurer, I encourage you to journal about your day. You’re future self will thank you for it!
I located some great deals on Journals & Emergency Blankets
through Amazon to get you started:
Click here: Coleman Emergency Space Blanket
Through my own actions I hope to inspire & encourage others to get out, explore and discover the beauty that is all around.
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