The stress of the holidays are finally over, and now it’s time to treat your self. From the fresh, chill air of Switzerland to the easygoing culture of Australia, discover the healthiest travel destinations to explore and improve your spiritual, physical, and mental well-being in 2020.
The four best-known vortexes are located at Airport Mesa, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock and Boynton Canyon. You are sure to feel inspired, recharged, and uplifted after visiting one of these vortexes.
Healthy Perk:Sedona’s red-rock backdrops are home to Naïve American-inspired spa and wellness resort, Mii amo, that honours tribes that have lived in their rejuvenating environment for generations. Find healing, spirituality, and beauty all in one place.
See past the chocolate, yodelling, and fondue, for the pinnacle of self-care in Switzerland. Fast-food restaurants are not on every corner, and stores are closed on Sundays, putting impulse cravings, and last-minute sugar itches to bed, literally. Switzerland thrives on one’s well-being, rather than their economic standing.
Healthy Perk:Switzerland has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, so they must be doing something right.
Iceland also follows strong environmental regulations that lead to producing healthier food options; for example, they use greenhouses without the use of a ton of pesticides.
Healthy Perk:Fresh fish is a large part of Icelander’s diet. They also have a long history of grass-fed cows, which leads to their milk, butter, yogurt, and cheese chock full of nutrients.
Bask in the gorgeous warm weather, enjoy the flavourful delicacies, and trek through the sweltering jungles. Then cool off in unbelievably blue waters that encase nearly 7,000 cenotes in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. These — some time secret — underground caverns are formed when limestone erodes over hundreds of years, leaving behind a sinkhole in the earth that fills with crystal clear, turquoise-coloured waters. Bonus: Once revered as sacred by ancient Mayans, cenotes found in central Tulum, Quintana Roo, and Cozumel — to name a few — content therapeutic and relaxing properties.
Healthy Perk:Add to that a thirst for adventure, shining dispositions, and a heavy emphasis on familia, Mexicans have all the makings for unwinding and staying healthy for good.
When you are not feeding your soul with food, fill your days taking in Ancient Greek temples, Roman ruins, Norman structures, and their familial base.
Healthy Perk:During a typical, pregnant work week, time is made for long lunches and frequent breaks of espresso and socializing. As a result, productivity benefits from these breaks, and so does your overall health
Their fast public transportation, preference of walking to get everywhere, small portion sizes, and love for green tea, the typical stresses felt for city slickers here, are less cumbersome in Japan.
Healthy Perk:Traditional forms of exercise such as martial arts — along with meditation and mindfulness practise — allows for Japan to emerge as a health-conscious country.
Thanks to its Mediterranean diet, which lowers the risk of heart disease, and publicly-funded primary healthcare with swift access to specialist doctors, Spaniards’ do not indulge in large meals, as tapas bring a sense of community and togetherness. These small bites can be consumed while on a stroll allowing for a company of family and friends to share a good story along the way.
Healthy Perk:Siesta is one of the most well-known aspects of a refreshing Spanish lifestyle. In theory, it’s that dead period during the late afternoon where everything shuts down for everyone to take a nap. And we all need more of those.
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Meals are consumed in smaller amounts as they do not prioritize profit over health or freshness, but actually, focus on one’s well being. Their no-nonsense approach to exercise and mandatory breaks for coffee and cake is the cherry atop to visiting the Drottningholm Palace of the King and Queen of Sweden, a wide assortment of museums (such as the James Bond Museum, Vasa Museum, Swedish Air Force Museum, and Skasen), and Astrid Lindgren’s World, a wonderful mashup experience of the famous Pippi Longstocking writer’s stories and fun, Sweden is a Nordic dream.
Healthy Perk:Almost all Scandinavian cities are designed for carefree biking, so seeing the sights can be fun, inexpensive, and keep you in shape.
Healthy Perk:Kiwi style is our winter is their summer, so it is totally acceptable to retire their part-time.
The people of Thailand are established as friendly, generous, and vastly open-minded people, who have a way of welcoming their visitors and keeping their spirits feeling uplifted and invigorated upon arrival and long after their departure. Ancient therapies, namely herbal steam caverns, traditional Thai massages, acupuncture, and an abundance of fresh fruit, makes Thailand the perfect getaway to rid your body of toxins and stress that compares like no other.