Packing your gym bag with a feeling of dread? The familiar pilgrimage from desk to treadmill marks the start of another year packed with good intentions. But by the end of January, over one third of us will have packed in our post-work gym visits altogether. If you’re looking to make a change this year, read our top five alternative ways to exercise and discover a whole new world of adventure.
On the longest day of the year, the city of light pounds to the beat of an all-day music marathon. Open to all, Fete de la Musique events are performed for free in streets, parks, public buildings, train stations and museums throughout France. From budding X-factor protegees to orchestras and operas, the event popularises music for all and has now spread to more than 100 countries worldwide. If you’ve ever dreamt of giving up the day job, grab your guitar and book your Eurostar ticket now.