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Views & Reviews Outside the Box

Getting out more

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 10 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5014
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. 1Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London
  1. p.greenhalgh{at}

Epic vacations are all the rage. Unless you have small children or a certified disability, it is now considered something of a cop out to spend your hard earned holiday playing Frisbee on the beach or shopping for knick knacks in ethnic markets. Real men (and women) are expected to take off on as long a journey as their annual leave allowance permits, travelling by any bona fide method of self propulsion (without a spouse or tour company carrying their kit) while blogging the …

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