- 02 December 2020 02 December 2020
I’m a Celebrity...Get me out of Here! has been gracing our screens since August 2002; first of all, where on earth has the time gone? It was 2010 last week, we swear! Secondly, upon sitting comfortably getting ready to watch another group of celebs have spiders the size of small dogs thrown at them, we had a thought. Now admittedly (and thankfully) none of the wellness and adventure destinations we offer include having to eat unsavoury Kangaroo appendages, sleep with rats or swim with crocodiles...but many of them do offer a similar sense of adventure, exploration and group comradery.
- 01 December 2020 01 December 2020
Spa and Hammam have been part of Turkish culture for the past 1400 years. Some of Istanbul’s marble bath houses have been in use since the early 18th Century. Our contemporary spa retreats may lack the impressive age of some of Turkey’s oldest bath houses but they certainly continue the ethos of their traditional practices.
- 30 November 2020 30 November 2020
Picking the right Christmas gift can be a minefield. There can be too much to choose from, too many people to buy for and you’re never quite sure if the recipient is going to like your carefully chosen gift! Travel though can be a way of enriching any person’s passion, regardless of how eclectic their hobbies and interests may be. A Health and Fitness Travel gift card is the ideal gift for anyone who loves travel and is passionate about personal wellbeing and or fitness!
- 26 November 2020 26 November 2020
In the ancient Indo-European language of Sanskrit, Abhyanga literally means ‘self-massage with oil’. This humble means of relaxing massage has scores of health benefits and is a great contributor to overall personal wellness. Ayurvedic massage, of which Abhyanga is an important element, has been practiced in India for at least 5000 years. This form of massage has an extensive heritage and a culture that has developed and improved over millennia. It is a style of wellness that is centred in the natural: encouraging one to find balance with the world around them through the meditative and soothing art of oil massage. An Ayurveda holiday is a chance to learn this ancient art form by those who practice in the tradition style of the old masters.
- 25 November 2020 25 November 2020
Quarantine Period to be Cut for Travellers Arriving in England
Health and Fitness Travel is delighted at the latest news from the Government that is set to make travelling in the current climate that little bit easier! Amongst plenty of new changes and policies, effective from December 15th you can slash the 14-day quarantine upon arriving back in the UK by booking a private COVID-19 test. This comes as fantastic news for the travel industry and holiday goers alike, as one of the major issues with current travel, has been the two-week self-isolation period after the trip’s completion hindering work, school and life in general!
- 23 November 2020 23 November 2020
With a market value of just under £5 billion, it is no secret that the fitness industry in the UK has exploded over the past ten years. Gym culture has become the norm with 4.5 million of us having an active membership. The change in culture can be seen in hotels, which now prioritise their health and fitness facilities rather than their former luxuries. Nowadays in this health-conscious world, state of the art gym equipment has become a more important indicator in defining the luxuriousness of a retreat. With as many hotel gyms as plates on a squat rack, we’ve put together a roundup of the best luxury hotel gyms in the world. Take the guesswork out of your fitness holiday and pick a hotel with a gym that’s right for you.
- 19 November 2020 19 November 2020
If your four-legged friend accompanies you at every stage of your life, why not bring them on holiday too? Dogs are a source of happiness and joy in our lives and can now also be catered for by many hotels and resorts. There is nothing better than walking your dog through the woods or by the beach, exploring the area together and feeling the fresh breeze that blows in your face.
- 17 November 2020 17 November 2020
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been one to remember, especially when it comes to travel and the restrictions, we’ve faced this year! However, a glimmer at the end of the tunnel has emerged, with a potential vaccine being released as early as December, the prospect of unmitigated travel seems within grasp again! Why not take full advantage of this and ride the wave by booking an exclusive wellness retreat using one of our incredible Black Friday travel deals? Now, we hear you. Times are still uncertain; rules and regulations seem to change at the drop of a hat, so feel assured that we have a COVID19-secure book with confidence policy. This means you can book a luxurious, stunning wellness escape to some of the most picturesque locations around the globe with the knowledge that you can amend dates or a get a full refund if Coronavirus interrupts your plans.
Subject to terms and conditions, you can book any one of these wellness holidays for a much-needed luxurious health and fitness retreat to look forward to in the future:
- 16 November 2020 16 November 2020
Develop your body strength, enhance your flexibility, and stabilise your core muscles with our best Pilates retreats to book for 2021. Secluded in mountains, surrounded by lush greenery, overlooking turquoise water, these retreats guarantee tranquillity, calm, and beauty. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, our bespoke Pilates retreats can cater to the individual needs. Regain your energy with yoga, massage, meditation at world-class spa centres. Couple this with a variety of traditional culinary delights, a range of sports including hiking, biking, skiing, golf, and water sports to give you the optimum experience. Discover the best Pilates retreats to book ahead of 2021 that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and with a renewed sense of vitality.
- 12 November 2020 12 November 2020
International travel, as we once knew it, has changed exponentially. Some countries have even closed the gates for international tourists People are now much more likely to book a ‘staycation’ – a holiday in their home country. Staycations have allowed people to reconsider their holidays and what they want from them, particularly those who are drawn to fitness and wellbeing.
- 10 November 2020 10 November 2020
The Atlantic meets the Pacific with Chiva Som's Asian inspired fish dish that is light, nutritious and very moreish. Simple ingredients are pan fried for a tasty meal that is easy to prepare and perfect as a large appetiser or a small main. A garnish of tangy mango chutney pairs beautifully with the texture of the salmon and the richness of the Asian flavours. Try this super easy recipe for a healthy, exotic and delicate dinner for 3 to 4 people.
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