When it comes to travel, we tend to focus on the upsides. It’s easy enough to do as well, thanks to there just being so many good reasons to explore and see the world. If you get the chance to live in another country and absorb its culture, then seize it with both hands.
It’s worth noting, however, that the nomadic lifestyle is not without its downsides. Nothing so severe as to make you desist, but enough to make you appreciate those times when you set down roots for an extended period of time. This is especially true if you are passionate about health and wellness; there’s a lot to be said for staying in one spot for awhile…
1. You can use home gym equipment without having to worry about packing it up!
Going to a gym is expensive but sometimes necessary. While we would probably all prefer to workout outdoors whenever possible, sometimes the weather just isn’t going to play ball.
When you are flitting from place to place, it’s difficult to put down roots. This applies to all areas of life, but when it comes to exercise, your home gym suffers. If you don’t want the expense and inconvenience of having to traipse to a gym every time you want to burn off some energy, then a home gym of sorts is essential.
We’re not talking the full-on gym like experience here, but it is pleasant to be able to have a few items on hand for at-home workouts. You can’t really pack up your exercise bike, bike trainer, and weights every time you have to move – the shipping costs would be extortionate! But when you’re planning on staying in one place for awhile, you have the option of investing more into your facilities.
2. You don’t have to worry about finding new restaurants you can eat from.
If you are following a specific dietary regime, moving from place to place is even more stressful than it is on the surface. You up and leave from an area you know you can trust and take a leap you can find replacements. Sometimes you will be successful, finding new favorites and even getting the opportunity to explore new cuisines without compromising your choices.
It’s nice to have something reliable nearby where you know you can grab a bite to eat without having to scrutinize the menu. Traveling is all about trying new things, but sometimes you just want something that you can rely on!
3. You know where you can buy more esoteric food options.
If you’re trying to eat clean, then sourcing the correct materials can be a hugely complex part of that. Sure, you can always buy them online – but it’s a lot easier just to run to a store to pick up some coconut aminos (for example) than wait five days for a delivery. When you stay in one place for awhile, you get a better idea of what you can get and when – saving you a fortune in shipping costs, at least!