No one needs convincing that a doze of bright sunshine doesn’t just help to perk you up on a gloomy day – it’s actually pretty good for you.
In fact, in winter it might be very necessary for your wellbeing. If you’re starting to feel sluggish, low, and struggling to focus, this may be down to the fact that UK winter sunshine just isn’t packed with all that much Vitamin D goodness.
Our answer? Swap the winter blues for the blue waters of our winter sun retreats in Cuba, India, Sri Lanka and the Canaries. You’ll feel the difference. Read more…
From the key signs of work-related stress to advice on how to beat it, it seems awareness of one of the gremlins of modern life is swelling. Not just in the media, but in the business world too.
If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, alcohol and chocolate, and become a wheat-shunning vegan all at once, we’re sorry but we can’t help you.
If, on the other hand, your goal is to gently tune in with your body again and give yourself a healthy start to the year… Well, then you’ve come to the right place. Because that’s what we believe a New Year detox is: listening to your body and being kind to yourself.
In our second blog post of travel apps reviews, we turn to nifty programmes that turn your smartphone into a sat nav for trips at home and abroad, help you plan a hike, and generally utilise digital magic to stop you getting lost.
A good user interface, turn-by-turn navigation and real-time traffic information worldwide are just some of the reasons why Navmii is giving standalone sat-nav sets a run for their money. The first-ever free navigation smartphone app is still yours for nothing, or you can opt for the ad-free paid version (£1.49). Available on iOS, Blackberry, Android and Windows Phone (free) Read more…
Desperate for a break but can’t hold out for the winter holidays?
You don’t need to. Treat yourself to a last-minute getaway and get some much-needed time off by picking one of our brilliant November retreats. Read more…
My grandmother – or a friend, or some wise guy on Facebook – once gave me this travel-packing advice: “Always take half as many clothes and twice as much money as you think you’ll need.”
If you’ve heard that one before, you’ll know it’s much harder than it sounds. Much, much harder.
Whether it’s the late-night stuffing of a large cabin bag or the frustration of forgetting your flip-flops and your camera charger, holiday packing is by far the least relaxing thing about going away.
But help is at hand.
If a hangover and a lazy lie-in are not your idea of a well-spent New Year’s Day, then you’ve come to the right place.
Escape from the usual boozy countdown to midnight, and start 2016 as you mean to go on. From Sussex and Norfolk to Fuerteventura, our New Year getaways will let you begin with a fresh mind and a spring in your step.
Think we’re giving you too much notice? Don’t be fooled – it may only be September, but New Year getaways are getting booked up fast, so don’t miss out.
Tired of half-burnt turkeys, bloated bellies and woolly socks at Christmas? Looking for a better way to spend the holiday and escape its pressures?
We have the answer. From India to the Canaries via Devon, here are some champion Christmas crackers for you, in the form of five awesome Christmas yoga retreats. Relax, recharge, and do as little or as much as you like.
Booking your wellbeing holiday is one thing; getting ready to go, and making sure you make the most of your getaway, is quite another.
We know most of you are armed with the essential survival kit that is the smartphone. That’s why we’ve researched travel apps to help you reduce the stress of planning, packing, navigating and managing your finances while you’re away.
In a series of travel apps reviews, we’ll bring you details of nifty tools that could make your trip even more enjoyable.
Here’s our pick of apps to help you get organised before you set off. To make sure you don’t miss future posts with travel apps reviews and other travel tips, sign up for our regular email updates.
Trip up stress with travel apps?
Ever struggled to find that flight confirmation, hotel reservation or the details of the car-hire pick-up in the maze that is your overflowing inbox? Ever lovingly prepared a neat stack of printed travel arrangements, only to leave them neatly stacked on your desk? Yes?
Well, this one is for you. Just forward all your confirmation emails to TripIt, and this free app will ‘automagically’ produce your very own personal itinerary to make sure you never lose track again. Start banishing stress before you even land at your holiday destination. Free Read more…
Think there’s nothing to look forward to in wet and windy October? Well then, better knuckle down for some DIY this autumn half-term, or plan a few day trips to keep the kids entertained.
Ach, who are we kidding! The truth is, as the days start to get visibly shorter, we’ll all be needing a little boost to keep us going. And what better way to get it than an autumn half-term wellbeing escape to lands that the sun won’t have forgotten yet?