Marathons are hard. Traveling can be exhausting. Combine the two could potentially be a recipe for disaster. But it doesn’t have to be. My favorite races have been those in places completely unfamiliar. There’s no better way to explore a city than on foot, running shoulder to shoulder with thousands of locals. You can learn a lot about a culture during 26.2 miles. Here are a few tips if you plan to run a race in a different country or even a different state. Click on the link below to read my column, then pack your bags and choose your own adventure.