If you are one of those travellers that resents time spent away from your home or office, it could be time to consider a happy compromise between all-out work at home, and a lazy fortnight spent on a hot sandy beach somewhere. Having a mission in mind when you book your vacation will make it easier to pick the ideal destination to meet your needs. If you’re still stuck for ideas, why not consider some of these tried and tested self-help holidays?
Improve your diet in Cantabria, Spain
The Mediterranean diet has had a strong following over the past few years. Consuming lots of fresh fruit, sea food and olive oil is undoubtedly good for your health, but hardly seems to be a hardship when you are doing it in such beautiful surroundings. Coastal Cantabria offers the very best in Spanish cuisine, all cooked freshly and picked to be both delicious and nutritious. If you are looking to lose weight without the associated hardship of dieting, you could do a lot worse than visiting this picturesque destination for gastronomic delights.
Up your fitness levels in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica
Few things support getting fit than breathtaking surroundings prompting a lust for outdoor exploring and exercise. The Osa Peninsula offers travellers the opportunity to go hiking in some of the best scenery in the world, wandering among stunning waterfalls, along unspoilt beaches or through scenic and fascinating nature reserves. You’ll get fit without even noticing, in this fabulous Costa Rican gem, with a wealth of activities including kayaking, horse riding or biking to help you on your way.
Go green at the Hawaii Nature Center
If you’re looking to make a difference with your holiday, and want to support the environment through some eco-warrior action, why not visit the Hawaii Nature Centre? Volunteers are invited to stay and help with the wetlands, preserving wildlife and supporting the restoration of the area, or working on an archeological site to preserve the historical treasures there. Green hotels and a healthy attitude towards the environment support you to holiday with a clear conscience, while doing your bit to help the planet.
Have some fun at Turks and Caicos
If you are a committed workaholic, you may make the decision to holiday with the express intention of remembering how to have fun. This group of islands near Cuba are ideally suited for exactly this purpose. Turks and Caicos are designed to help even the most work-focussed individuals to switch off and relax, with a range of activities including kite-surfing, fishing, cruises, free-diving and scuba. A relaxed pace of life, beautiful beaches and stunning spas will all help you to unwind and remember the finer things in life.
Find your inner peace in Big Sur, California
If your spiritual side has been neglected recently, you may want to consider finding a holiday destination that enables you to get in touch with it again. Big Sur in California is a beautiful location for meditation and self-discovery, offering fabulous scenery and a real focus on improving the mind and dealing with stress through meditation and self-discovery. Contemporary accommodation and a quiet and relaxed attitude will help you to unwind and rediscover your inner peace once more.